Civil Engineering and Construction Studies Department
The Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Studies caters for those who wish to pursue professional, managerial or craft careers in Civil Engineering or construction related enterprises. It provides courses leading to Higher Certificates (2 years), Ordinary Degrees (3 years), Honours Degrees (4-5 years), postgraduate degrees and craft qualifications in Carpentry & Joinery. A pass at Higher Certificate level is required for entry to the Ordinary Degree and an average of 50% or higher is required to progress to the Honours Degree.
The courses provide a mixture of theory and practical, with the percentage of theory increasing as the student progresses to higher levels. Tutorials are provided in subjects where students seem to have difficulty.
The B.Sc.(HONS) in Construction Management and the B.Sc.(HONS) in Facilities Management both fully satisfy the educational requirements for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (www.ciob.org.uk)
Function of Department
The function of the Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Studies is to contribute to the Institute's effort to fulfil its function as laid out in Acts of the Oireachtas. It does this in a number of ways. These include
The provision of courses at craft, certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate level in disciplines related to civil engineering and construction;
The assurance of the quality and standards of such courses;
The provision of research, consultancy, information and educational services to the general public and to the civil engineering and construction industries in particular;
Assisting the Institute in its development and well-being;
Leading and participating in the professional and social aspects of the academic and engineering communities
Leading and participating in the social and cultural development of the general community.