What will I learn?

Why is this course for me?

If you’re interested in the beauty of architectural design, and you want to be the one who realises these designs by creating viable solutions that ensure structures stand the test of time, then this is the course for you. The Structural Engineering with Architecture degree at UCD is a two-part degree, with an initial three-year bachelor’s degree followed by a two-year master’s degree, focusing primarily on the design of structures. The programme’s aim is to develop an appreciation for architecture coupled with the solid fundamentals of an engineering degree. This will enable graduates to challenge the traditional boundaries of structural design.

International Study Opportunities

There is the opportunity to spend a semester abroad. Students to date have spent semesters at:

  • University of Cantabria, Spain
  • University of California, USA
  • University of Connecticut, USA
  • San Jose State University, USA
  • University of Washington, USA

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

The ME programme in Structural Engineering with Architecture is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland, and thus recognised internationally. Graduates can find employment in Ireland and abroad in areas such as:

  • Engineering consultancy
  • Construction management
  • Project management and planning
  • Management consultancy and finance

You can also pursue an academic career, and a PhD in Structural Engineering, in Ireland or abroad.

What Will I Study

Sample modules for Structural Engineering with Architecture students include:

First Year

  • Creativity in Design
  • History & Theory of the Designed Environment I
  • Mathematics
  • Theory & Design of Structures
  • Design & Materials
  • Energy Engineering

Second Year

  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Practice
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Soil Mechanics 1

Third Year

  • Structure & Form
  • Analysis of Structures
  • Design of Structures
  • Energy Systems: Buildings

Fourth Year

Taught modules in semester one are typically followed by an eight-month work placement.

Those not on work placements will do a design project and two taught modules. Modules include:

  • Professional Engineering for Civil & Structural Engineers
  • Structural Analysis, Design & Specification
  • Structural Dynamics Soil
  • Materials & Design
  • Realising Built Projects

Fifth Year

  • Innovation Leadership
  • Advanced Structural Analysis & Design
  • Professional Engineering (Management)
  • Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Research Project

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€24,800.00 (US$ 27,605) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Room 126 (First Floor),

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate: 24 or more total points and the award of the IB Diploma. Students must have CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 unweight scales in combination with ACT minimum 22 or SAT minimum 1090, Either ACT or SAT is accepted; UCD Super scores ACT and SAT scores. Students must have Cambridge A Level: At least three subjects at A Level Grade C and three other subjects at GCSE Level Grade C. UCD requires Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 1 year at a recognised university (Diplôme de … (plus professional field); Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures; Diplôme d'Ingénieur/d'Architecte d'Etat or Licence). English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +, a minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT); Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.

For international students

There are minimum entry requirements that all applicants, applying based on school leaving results, must meet.

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, Mathematics (Min HC3), one laboratory science subject (Min HD3) (Chemistry, Physics or Biology is recommended) & two other recognized subjects. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3.

English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

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About this uni

Famous for teaching and research excellence, and true global reach, UCD is the destination of choice for over 8000 international students.

  • Main campus in Belfield, 4km from Dublin city centre
  • 185th best university in the world
  • Globally recognised for excellent teaching and learning
  • Scholarships available for international students