Course Overview

Research activity spans a broad spectrum of civil engineering subjects, which include (but are not limited to) concrete, steel and timber structures, wind engineering, environmental engineering, highway engineering, geotechnics, earthquake engineering, building energy management, offshore and coastal engineering, construction management, advanced materials and computational mechanics. This topical and strategic research is funded by industrial partners and several national and international funding agencies, including the European Union (EU). Some of the research is interdisciplinary and is aligned with the university's major research themes; for example, some academic staff work within research institutes such as the Environmental Change Institute, and the Martin Ryan Institute for Marine Science research.

Programmes Available

MEngSc (Civil Engineering), full-time
MEngSc (Civil Engineering), part-time
MApplSc (Civil Engineering), full-time
MApplSc (Civil Engineering), part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

MEngSc—Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent, at Second Class Honours Grade One level or above.

MApplSc—Honours degree from a recognised university or third level college or a Pass degree with at least three years relevant experience.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Professor Padraic O'Donoghue  

Dr. Michael Brennan  

Mr. Eamonn Cannon  

Dr. Jamie Goggins   

Dr. Annette Harte 

Dr. Michael Hartnett

Dr. T.P. Mullarkey

Dr. Bryan McCabe

Dr. Kevin F. McNamara

Mr. Stephen Nash

Dr. Michael Rodgers

Dr. Piaras Ó hEachteirn 

Dr. Marcus Keane

Dr. Xin Min Zhan

Dr. Mark Healy 

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€15,000 p.a. (€15,140 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

Contact Us

Dr. P. Ó hEachteirn
T +353 91 492 210