MSc Engineering (Environmental / Structural and Geotechnical / Transport)

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview

This is a one year full-time or two year part-time postgraduate course designed to provide graduate engineers with specialist understanding in one of the following areas:

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Transportation Engineering; or Sustainable Energy Engineering. In addition, the course offers students the opportunity to obtain knowledge in complimentary subject areas within Civil Engineering.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 23,950

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • The course explores the field of Structural/Geotechnical Engineering addressing the modern challenges in this industry including: sustainability of buildings and structural materials, earthquakes, bridge design, soil-structure interactions, advanced modelling and analysis of structures.
  • The Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering plays a key role in the School of Engineering, and Civil Engineering has been taught in the University since 1841.
  • Students work with experienced academics and practitioners, who have distinguished themselves in their academic and professional careers.
  • Trinity College is one of the oldest and best-known universities in Europe.
  • Our comprehensive modules offer you a broad selection of specialist modules that allows you to focus on one of four distinctive streams, while also offering you the opportunity to take a limited number of modules from other specialists courses.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

The entry criteria are an upper second honors degree (or equivalent) in a Civil Engineering or related degree. Relevant Industrial Experience may be taken into account in allocating places, where the course is oversubscribed.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

The areas of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering covered during the course include:

  • Advanced structural analysis
  • Structural dynamics
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Bridge engineering
  • Facade engineering
  • Geotechnical design
  • Materials technology
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • A unified theory of structures
  • Structural durability and sustainability
  • Engineering management