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Engineering Programmes in CIT


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Dr Joe Harrington, Head of School of Building & Civil Engineering. An overview of CIT’s Engineering programmes including
programme portfolio, progression opportunities, work placement,
professional body accreditation and career destinations.

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Engineering Programmes in CIT

  1. 1. Engineering Programmes in CIT Dr. Joe Harrington, Chartered Engineer 1st December, 2016 Email:
  2. 2. What is Engineering?  Engineering involves imagining, designing and making much of what we use in life, e.g. mobile phones, computers, the internet, roads, bridges, cars, planes, medical devices etc.  Engineers ‘make a difference’ to society  Engineers contribute significantly to ‘quality of life’ and ‘living’ 2016-12-02 2
  3. 3. Imagine, Design, Build and Operate 2016-12-02 3
  4. 4. Imagine, Design, Build and Use 2016-12-02 4
  5. 5. Why Engineering in CIT?  Largest Engineering Provision outside Dublin  Wide range of programme offerings – Apprenticeship to PhD  All major engineering disciplines offered  Well established progression routes through programmes  Exciting opportunities for postgraduate research  Applied programmes and industry relevant  Excellent track record over many years  Excellent employment record  Professional body accreditation of programmes 2016-12-02 5
  6. 6. Engineering Disciplines in CIT  Architecture, Architectural Technology, Interior Architecture  Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering  Common Engineering Entry  Construction Management, Quantity Surveying  Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering  Biomedical Engineering  Energy Engineering  Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering  Electrical/Electronic Engineering  Transport Engineering  Marine Engineering  Craft Technology 2016-12-02 6
  7. 7. Structure of CIT Engineering Programmes  Apprenticeship (non-CAO entry)  Level 7 Ordinary Degree 3 year (with ‘step-off’ Level 6 after 2 years)  Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree 4 year ab-initio 3 year (Level 7) + 1 year 3 year (Level 7) + 2 year (for 4 Specific Programmes Only)  Level 9 Masters Taught – One Year Research – 21-24 months  Level 10 PhD 2016-12-02 7 Multiplicity of Entry and Exit Routes & Levels
  8. 8. Overall Programme Structures  3 Year Ordinary Degree  4 Year Honours Degree  After completion of 3 Year Ordinary Degree the opportunity is there to transfer to Year 4 of an Honours Degree Programme  Taught or Research Masters available after Honours Degree  PhD Programme  Many of the Programmes are accredited by the relevant Professional Body (e.g. Engineers Ireland)  Modularised & Semesterised System  2 semesters/year BEng/BSc Year 1 BEng/BSc Year 2 BEng/BSc Year 3 BEng/BSc (Hons) Year 1 BEng/BSc (Hons) Year 2 BEng/BSc (Hons) Year 3 BEng/BSc (Hons) Year 4 MEng/MSc (Taught) PhDPhD Common Engineering Entry
  9. 9. The Question of Maths  An interest in and an aptitude for Maths is important  Level 7 Ordinary Degree Programmes Min. O6 or H7  Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree Programmes (in general) Min. O6 or H7  Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree Programmes for four specific programmes - Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical or Structural Engineering Min. H4 (or H4 in Applied Maths plus H6 in Maths)  Level 8 Common Entry Engineering Min. O1 or H6 2016-12-02 9
  10. 10. Some Features of CIT Engineering Programmes A key feature of our programmes ‘Professional’ stamp of approval Academic requirement for Chartered/Professional Status Essential requirement for professional career advancement Facilitates working internationally Programme Accreditation in place includes through: Engineers Ireland Institution of Chemical/Mechanical/Structural Engineers Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Energy Institute Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) Professional Body Accreditation 2016-12-02 10
  11. 11. Some Features of CIT Engineering Programmes An important feature of many of our programmes Provides an opportunity to gain practical work experience Informs the Final Year of Study Strongly supported by Industry Current models include: Placement from March onward (in Year 3 of a 4 Year Programme) Placement over the Summer Period (between Year 3 and Year 4) Work Placement 2016-12-02 11
  12. 12. Some Features of CIT Engineering Programmes CIT-Janssen 4-Year Scholarship BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering CIT-Depuy Synthes 4-Year Scholarship BEng (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering CIT-Abbott Vascular Mechanical Engineering Scholarship BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (post-Year 1) CIT-Arup 4-Year Scholarship BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering New for 2017 Industry Sponsored Scholarships 2016-12-02 12
  13. 13. Upcoming Events  CIT Engineering & Science Roadshow CIT Bishopstown Campus, 16th January, 2017  iWish Event CIT Bishopstown Campus, 16th to 20th January, 2017  Engineers Week 4th to 10th March, 2017  2016-12-02 13 Contact Address:
  14. 14. More Upcoming Events  Annual Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Exhibition, April, 2017 (CIT Bishopstown Campus)  CIT Engineering Your Future Transition Year Week Programme CIT Bishopstown Campus, 15th to 19th May 2017 Registration through Engineers Ireland website in late January, 2017  On-going Schools Visits Programme 2016-12-02 14 Contact Address:
  15. 15. Engineering Your Future Transition Year Event Busy and Happy Campers! 2016-12-02 15
  16. 16. Dr. Joe Harrington, Chartered Engineer 1st December, 2016 Thank you