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Slides from CIT Guidance Counsellors Day 2013.

Each year Cork Institute of Technology holds an Information Day for Guidance Counsellors. Guidance Counsellors invited to attend the event which covers a series of information talks relating to new and exciting developments taking place in CIT. The day provides an opportunity for Guidance Counsellors to engage in an open forum and bring forth any queries or issues that they may have regarding their interaction with CIT.

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Des Walsh

  1. 1. BEng in Environmental Engineering Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Des Walsh (Head of Department) 7th November 2013
  2. 2. Context of new degree programme What courses of study are available in our department? BEng in Civil Engineering – level 7 BEng in Environmental Engineering – level 7 BEng in Structural Engineering – level 8 Engineering (Common Entry) – level 8 ADDITIONAL relevant non-CAO programmes MEng in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) taught masters degree Special purpose Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering qualification 7th November 2013 2
  3. 3. Context of new degree programme 7th November 2013 3
  4. 4. What is Environmental Engineering? 7th November 2013 4
  5. 5. What is Environmental Engineering? Traditional energy supply systems… …and renewable energy resources… …of all varieties… …including recently developed alternative forms Involvement where physical infrastructure may have possible impact on environment → rivers, roads, bridges, marine structures, etc. 7th November 2013 5
  6. 6. Employment Opportunities Increased environmental Qualified environmental engineers needed to deliver this renewal awareness Demand from industry for this type of engineer during consultation process for this degree programme Significant development s in environmental legislation Graduates develop skills in broad range of civil engineering disciplines, with particular expertise in environmental engineering Environmental engineering infrastructu re in urgent need of renewal 7th November 2013 Career opportunities grown significantly in recent years at local, national and international levels 6
  7. 7. Programme Details BEng in Env Engineering CR 055 Duration → three years Leaving Certificate → minimum entry grades D3 at Ordinary or Higher Level in five subjects, including Mathematics and either English or Irish September 2013 → direct entry to course (220 points) September 2014 and onwards → CAO application 7th November 2013 7
  8. 8. Thank you Des Walsh (Head of Department) 7th November 2013
  9. 9. Graduate Surveys Level 9 Graduate Survey 2013 Level 8 Graduate Survey 2013 Level 7 Graduate Survey 2013 7th November 2013 9