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Work Placement



A Work Placement module (minimum of 8 weeks) is available as an elective module in Year 4 of the programme. Students may use appropriate work experience in the summer period between the third and fourth years to complete the module with assessment and credit allocated in Year 4. Third year students are offered guidance, advice and assistance with the necessary arrangements and approval for their work experience proposal in the second semester of Year 3.


All our students were offered placements last summer with an engineering consultancy or a contractor. 


Sample of Work Placements 2017




Mark McTighe - ARUP 

"I gained invaluable experience with regards to my capability to design structures, through the use of software and through constant evaluation of my work. I gained huge experience in my ability to carry out research on my own accord and how to present in front of a large crowd. I experienced how a global company is run efficiently’




Lydia O'Shea - Malachy Walsh & Partners

‘From my experience I realised how much I knew about engineering and my capabilities as a designer but also how much I have left to learn. For the duration of my placement I was working on large scale projects, designing structural elements, liaising with clients and surveying. Following my 12 weeks at MWP I have learnt, no matter what, that project teamwork plays a vital role in the success of a project’




Cathal Clarke - Mott MacDonald

"I was fortunate to have been able to work and
collaborate in both the Civil/Structural Department and
the Environmental Department. Projects I worked on were
both nationally and internationally based which gave me an
insight into the worldwide scope engineering can take




Ali Purcell - RPS

‘The knowledge I had gained throughout my time in CIT
adequately prepared me for the day to day life as a consultant engineer’









‘During my time on work placement many modules were essential in ensuring that I could complete tasks in an efficient and correct manner. With a solid background in all these modules I was in a good position to be a productive part of the Horgan Lynch team’






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