Undergraduate Course


B.Eng. Building Engineering DT026

Having completed year one of your general engineering degree, you will be provided with the chance to specialise in Building Engineering – a lucrative and exciting career in which you will contribute to meeting Ireland’s climate change targets by designing energy-efficient buildings.

Virtual and augmented reality technologies have brought a new wave of innovation in building technology service and energy design. From new data centre builds to re-purposing existing facilities to maximising efficiency, the global economy will be dependent on skilled building engineers long into the future.

More jobs than graduates

DIT is an innovator in this discipline, and our graduates are in high demand as we have the only Level 8 accredited Building Engineering programme in Ireland. Building Engineers are amongst the highest paid engineering professionals in Ireland, and DIT graduates can choose from a wide range of career paths generally finding employment in large blue-chip organisations.

For more details on how you can build a sustainable career as a Building Engineer visit our admissions page.

  • At a glance
  • Level: Level 8 Honours Degree
  • Duration: 3 Years Full-Time

  • Contact
  • Brian Clare (Programme Chair)
  • brian.clare@dit.ie
  • 01 402 3973
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Career opportunities are found in four key areas: (i) in the exciting field of Low Energy Systems and utilising Renewable Energy from solar, geothermal and ambient sources (ii) in design of modern industrial facilities for clean room manufacturing in Pharmaceuticals, Microprocessors, Medical Devices (iii) in Energy and Facilities Management and in (iv) Project Management and statutory validation. Graduates are traditionally employed with blue chip organisations such as:

  • ARUP
  • Hoare Lea
  • Jones Engineering Group
  • PM Group
  • Hevac
  • Grundfos
  • HSE
  • OPW

What other options do I have after completion?

Generally graduates who reach an appropriate honours level have access to a range of taught masters degrees. Past graduates have progressed to PhD level in specialist research in Fire, Electrocromic Glazing and Low Energy Solutions. As a graduate with an accredited degree by Engineers Ireland you will have opportunities to progress to registered professional engineer status in Ireland and abroad.