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Structural Engineering / Innealtóireacht Struchtúr

DT024

What is... Structural Engineering?

Structural engineers are involved in the design of buildings, bridges, factories, power stations, communication towers, dams, stadiums, oil and gas rigs and wind turbines.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Structural engineers are typically employed in consulting engineering design offices, on-site with contractors and local authorities. Due to their extensive problem solving skills, structural engineers are highly sought after in business and financial institutions.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. The School of Civil and Structural Engineering in DIT offers Masters (Level 9) and PhD research degrees.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Students on this programme will study structural analysis, mechanics of materials, design of steel and concrete, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, concrete and material technology and design projects.

Module Listing

Year Two to Four

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Professional Development
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering  Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Concrete Technology
  • Surveying
  • Design of Steel and Concrete
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Design Project
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Highway Engineering
  • Scheme Design
  • Final Year Project

Are there study abroad options?

There are Erasmus opportunities available to live and study abroad.

Further Information

School of Civil and Structural Engineering

T: 01 402 4039 (Dr Niall Holmes, Assistant Head of School)

E: niall.holmes@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/civilengineering/