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MEng Civil Engineering (Environmental and Energy)

MEng Civil Engineering (Environmental and Energy)

About the Programme:

The programme is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland as satisfying the new educational standard for the title Chartered Engineer.

The taught Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering programme is aimed at graduates of accredited Level 8 Civil Engineering programmes, who wish to develop their skills and expertise in the fields of Environmental and Energy Engineering and who wish to attain the educational standard required for Chartered Engineer status through an Engineers Ireland accredited programme. For applicants with a background in other disciplines, equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning process on an individual case-by-case basis to those who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Civil, Environmental or Energy Engineering.

Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the taught modules listed in semesters 1 & 2 and who do not wish to take the 30 credit Research Realisation module in Semester 3 will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy).


This programme aims to develop advanced analytical, design, assessment, appraisal and research skills in Civil Engineering in the specialist areas of environmental and energy engineering. Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges of the modern Civil Engineering based environmental and energy engineering industries, providing, protecting and enhancing the natural environment and the related physical infrastructure that underpins society; in this context a broad range of environmental and energy engineering topics are addressed from the local level to the global scale.

The programme content seeks to reflect current and likely future practice and trends in environmental and energy engineering analysis, design, assessment, appraisal, and research techniques. It aims to provide the graduate with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist technical skills, and an overall holistic awareness of the issues involved that are required for success in modern environmental and energy engineering practice.

The elective options afford the opportunity for the development of skills and competences in a range of additional disciplines.


The learning experience involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars and presentations by visiting experts. A Research Dissertation is completed by each student during Semester 3.

Why should I do a Masters in Civil Engineering in CIT?
The programme of study is designed to progress your qualifications in the following ways:

  • Deepen your technical knowledge, skills and competences in the specialised field of Environmental and Energy Engineering;
  • Develop your ability to carry out in depth research in a chosen field of Engineering, to draw conclusions from the research and present research findings;
  • Broaden your knowledge in other areas such as Sustainability, Asset and Project Management.

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a professionally accredited Level 8 Honours Degree Programme in Civil Engineering or a cognate discipline. Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning ( process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Civil, Environmental or Energy Engineering.

Graduate Profiles




Adrian Lynch
Civil Engineer (Environment and Energy

Adrian graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering in 2011. He was part of the first class to complete the MEng in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy) at CIT in 2012. Adrian is now working with GlaxoSmithKline Cork. Links with the company were developed during the Masters and his current role has a particular emphasis on water conservation.






Alan Costello
Civil Engineering Consultant

“Combining my role as a Chartered Engineer with part-time education in CIT, I found the course content to be immediately transferable to my work in engineering consultancy. It has helped broaden my existing knowledge and develop specialist skills in hydrology, water and wastewater, renewable energy and sustainability. My research thesis in low-energy buildings has also led to new project opportunities in my current role.” Alan completed the MEng in 2014.

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