If you’re interested in the beauty of architectural design, and you want to be the one who realizes 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.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
3 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
There is the opportunity to spend a trimester abroad. Students to date have spent trimesters at: University of Cantabria, Spain, University of California, USA, University of Connecticut, USA, San Jose State University, USA, University of Washington, USA.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 25,600 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- The ME programme in Structural Engineering with Architecture is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland, and thus recognised internationally.
- The programme’s aim is to develop an appreciation for architecture, coupled with the solid fundamentals of an engineering degree.
- 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.
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
- Extra requests for certain courses•Leaving Certificate: Minimum grade of second-class honours, grade 1 (2.1) in ﬁrst Honours Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8). The degree can be in any discipline.
Minimum entry requirements
YEAR 1 ENTRY
- Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
- If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.
FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY
- Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.
• 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) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements
It is recommended that the Laboratory Science subject should be one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.
The ME programme in Structural Engineering with Architecture is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland, and thus recognized 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.
Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the ME programme. Eight-month internships (the majority of which are paid) have included the following employers: Arup, Meinhardt (London), OBA Consulting Engineers, O’Connor Sutton Cronin, Thornton Tomasetti (New York), and Waterman Moylan.