Engineering - Civil Engineering

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus


Course Name Engineering - Civil Engineering
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW478
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BEng (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+2 H5 & 4 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7
Maths: H4

Special Entrance Examination in Mathematics
Students who do not meet the H4 grade in Higher Level Mathematic may sit IT Carlow’s special mathematics examination. This special pre-honours deg...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics
A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Revised Scoring for QQI-FET Awards
The maximum possible points awarded through QQI-FET is 390. The scoring system only applies where all of the requirements for the major award are met i.e. where the named component awards specified have been achiev...

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Alternative Entry

Expand+Graduates with relevant Ordinary Degree may enter Year 3 subject to specific academic requirements.

Non-Standard Applications
Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applic...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2020/21 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2021/22.

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contr...

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Financial Support

Expand+Grant Information
All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+What is Civil Engineering?
Civil engineering deals with the built environment and encompasses much of what defines modern civilization. Civil engineering is responsible for the development of buildings, transport networks, water provision i.e. all ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What subjects will I study?
Mandatory Subjects
Civil Engineering Technology
Surveying and Setting Out I
Physics and Chemistry
Engineering Drawing
Material Science
Soils Mechanics
Quantity Surveying and Estimating
Advanced Mathematics...


Expand+Special features of this course
• Accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI) and graduates are eligible for membership of EI.

• The course emphasis is on geo-environmental specialities where civil engineering skills save money, resources and li...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Civil engineers can be found working in industries as varied as aerospace, shipbuilding, energy, environment and many more where constructed facilities are involved. Graduates of this course will be qualified to:
• Work ind...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Shane Murray
BA (Hons), BAI, MSc, HCert, CEng, MIEI
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Points History
Year Points
2020 433
2019 383
2018 331