The Industry…

Civil engineering covers activities of engineering discipline from planning, designing and construction of buildings to development of water supplying structures. It also encompasses areas like soil and rock mechanics, surveying, material science and environmental science.   Beside designing, planning or construction of buildings, some other major application fields of the industry are management of residential and commercial buildings, transportation system, fields regarding water supplying activities, and environmental fields, which is basically studied for the maintenance and enhancement of quality of life. Civil engineering industry specifically deals with the activities of designing and construction of structures like bridges, dams, harbors, canals, roads, tunnels, and water-supply systems. 

The Course…

Available at the College’s Strand Rd Campus on full-time or part-time mode of attendance, the programme is designed for those with A Level or equivalent qualifications (or Honours Leaving Certificate) (or relevant employment), and aims to provide students with the skills to work as a professional in a challenging industry on a wide range of infrastructure projects e.g. transportation, highways, water and waste, and renewable energies.  This course is designed to prepare you for a range of technical and management careers in the Construction and Built Environment Sector.  The course structure has been approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) who all recognise the qualification as meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council.

The Prospects…

  • Choosing a course of study within the Built Environment or Civil Engineering industry should enable you to embark on a diversity of career paths including:-
    Architecture, Building Control, Surveying, Estate Management, Structural Engineering and Town and Country Planning. Having completed the course of study, you will be in a position to continue to develop your career by undertaking professional exams to become a Chartered Engineer, Architect, Builder or Quantity Surveyor.  Individuals who are likely to be involved in the civil engineering industry should have a good communication ability with computational and analytical skills, and should also have proficient technical competences.  High Performing students who complete the programme may be offered enhanced entry (Year 2) into Hons Degree courses in Building Engineering and Management, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering and Structural or Environmental Engineering.