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Engineering bodies warn of shortage of graduates

Just 38 civil engineers will graduate in Ireland in 2017

16th February, 2016
Engineering bodies say the gender divide in the uptake of engineering courses persists at third level Pic: Getty Images

The number of graduates in construction-related fields over the next two years will not meet demand, according to three industry bodies, who have called on students, particularly female students, to opt for such courses.

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, Engineers Ireland and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) say the lack of graduates is a critical concern for the future development of Ireland.

"Civil, electrical, technological and construction-related engineering skills are in...

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