B.Eng. On Campus

Civil Engineering

Waterford Institute of Technology

36 months
10250 EUR/year
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The BEng in Civil Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology prepares graduates to find employment as civil engineering technicians in the civil engineering sector.


The Civil Engineering program from Waterford Institute of Technology offers students the opportunity to find out more about this career. Civil engineers create, improve and protect the environment in which we live. They plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, dams, irrigation projects, power plants, wind turbines and water and sewerage systems.

Civil engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Read and review project drawings and plans to determine the sizes of structures
  • Confer with engineers about preparing plans
  • Use computer aided design software under the charge of engineers
  • Evaluate pre-construction field conditions
  • Observe project sites and evaluate contractors’ work to detect problems with a design
  • Test construction materials and soil samples in laboratories
  • Help to ensure that project construction conforms to design specifications and applicable codes
  • Develop plans and estimate costs for constructing systems and operating facilities
  • Prepare reports and document project activities and data
  • Collect data and prepare analyses
  • Set up and help maintain project files and records
  • Carry out total station and GPS surveys


  • Local authorities
    • Civil engineering contractors

    • Consulting engineers

    •  Government departments

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Surveying 
    • Civil & Structural Graphics
    • Civil Engineering BIM
    • Civil Engineering Mathematics Statics & Dynamics
    • Structural Mechanics
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Materials Technology 
    • Communications & Study Skills
    • Engineering Science
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Civil & Structural Draughting
    • Design of Structures 
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Management for Civil Engineers
    • Construction Health & Safety
    • Energy Performance of Buildings
    • Civil Engineering Technology

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 36 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Minimum entry requirements:

    • 5 subjects: O6/H7
    • English or Irish: O6/H7
    • Mathematics: O6/H7

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      10250 EUR/year
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      Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

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      Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

    Living costs for Waterford

    670 - 1050 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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