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Enhancing Performance through a Competitive Team Tournament

This project aims to develop highly efficient group activities that will help students to meet their learning outcomes in traditionally difficult subjects. A form of cooperative learning known as Team Game Tournament (TGT) is employed for this purpose. TGT enhances learning via the establishment of a tournament where the class is divided into teams that play against each other...

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Luke Prendergast wins “Best Paper” in Geotechnics at CERI 2014

UCD student, Luke Prendergast, won the Best Student Paper award for Geotechnics Research at the Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) Conference, held in Queen’s University, Belfast on August 28th and 29th, 2014. His paper was entitled “The effect of scour on the dynamic response of an offshore wind turbine”....

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5th annual conference of Irish Transport Resarch Network

The Irish Transport Resarch Network held its 5th annual conference at the University of Limerick this year. Congratulations go to Sarah Rock, PhD student in UCD, who was awarded the prize for best paper at the conference for her paper "Transport Inequity & Disadvantage in Celtic Tiger Dublin" ...

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Welcome to 1st year Engineering Students

On Wednesday the 3rd September, the School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering welcomed the new first year engineering students to UCD. The students were addressed by Dr. Mark Richardson, the Head of School, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, the Dean, and ...

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Graduates of the ME in Structural Engineering with Architecture

Engineering degrees were conferred at the ceremony on the Monday 1st september (10.30 am) followed by a reception at 11.30 am in the O'Brien Science Centre - East Atrium. The 2014 class of Structural Engineers with Architecture at the event is pictured in the photo.

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First place for student challenge in International Masonry Conference

Ehsan Moradabadi and Julie Clarke, PhD students of Prof. Debra Laefer's Urban Modelling Group of UCD’s School of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, were recently awarded first place for a student challenge as part of the 9th International Masonry Conference held in Guimarães in Portugal from July 7-9th. The challenge was to predict the maximum compressive failure load for two masonry prisms, which were constructed prior to the conference and experimentally tested on the first day of the conference...