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Careers in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Pursuing a career Civil & Environmental Engineering is rewarding for anyone who:

  • Is creative and loves design
  • Wants to make a real difference and contribute to society
  • Is intelligent and wants to be challenged
  • Is mathematical and loves solving problems
  • Wants a professional degree and wants to be well paid
  • Wants diverse career choices including Finance, IT engineering, Management in addition to Engineering
  • Wants to be able to work anywhere in the world
  • Wants to graduate from a discipline which has a 165 years tradition of excellence at UCC

7 Reasons to study Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCC

  1. Recognised as the leading Civil & Environmental Engineering degree in Ireland
  2. Highly qualified academic staff with vast international experience
  3. National and international placement at the end of third year
  4. Design Studios taught by leading professional engineers from industry
  5. An opportunity to spend third year studying abroad in Europe, the USA or Canada
  6. State of the art Computer and Experimental Laboratory facilities
  7. Internationally accredited BE (Honours) (Civil) degree

Where do our Graduates Work?

Our graduates work in Design, Construction, Research and other areas. 64% of 2013 graduates are in employment and 29% are in further study or training.

Sample of Employers: 


  • Arup                 
  • Punch                  
  • Irish Water       
  • Malachy Walsh & Partners

Contractors: Ireland & the UK

  • BAM
  • Bern Brothers
  • John Sisks & Son
  • Byrne Looby Partners

Management, Finance, Banking

  • Deloitte           
  • KPMG       
  • Accenture

What Parents Say

My two daughters did Civil Engineering at UCC and have gone on to very successful careers in Civil Engineering: one in Cork and the second in Denmark. I am particular grateful for the solid practical education that they got in UCC Civil Engineering

Tony Moloney

I have witnessed my son’s career thrive from the moment he completed his education in Civil Engineering in UCC.  His degree has afforded him the opportunity to work in large multinational engineering firms around the world and he is now a partner in my own Civil Engineering consultancy

Denis O’ Sullivan, DOSA Consulting Engineers

Civil Engineering in UCC is a well regarded degree, offering great opportunities for either further study or entry to the jobs market. The students have the benefit of experienced & excellent lecturers, support and facilities. My daughter fully appreciated her time studying Engineering in UCC, made very good friends and got involved with club and society activities during her time here. Among her favorite subjects were programming and technical drawing. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Medical Robotics at Imperial College London”. 

Catherine Clehane (Power)

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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