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Construction Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This four-year full-time programme, leading to an Honours Degree award in Construction Management offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology, is designed for those who wish to make their careers in management in the construction industry. 
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Overview

The Work Experience module in the third year of the Construction Management programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology allows the student to experience at first hand, the challenges and opportunities of working in the industry. This qualification has been accredited to the Chartered Institute of Building and now gives full exemption from the educational requirements of Corporate Membership.

What is Construction Management?

  • This programme is designed for those who wish to make a career in management not only in the construction industry, but also in a wide range of growing areas such as in the sustainability, conservation and maintenance, retail and information technology management sectors.
  • This qualification has been accredited to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and, over the years, has become known and recognised internationally.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme have found careers in large and small companies and across a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors, including working in sustainability, conservation, information technology, project management, and with building contractors or sub-contracting firms as Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Programmers, Planners, Contract Managers and Site Managers. Many have attained high level management positions in a wide range of areas and have gone on to become executive directors or managing directors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

What will I Study?

  • The primary emphasis is in the education of the manager in the construction sector and in the development of a high level of competency in managing and planning the execution of projects in the most efficient, effective and safety conscious manner.
  • The programme will also cover the technical aspects of construction work, including quantity surveying, land surveying, CAD and construction related IT systems such as the emerging area of Building Information System. The different material, technologies and systems used on construction sites in Ireland and abroad are reviewed, including in the growing sustainability, conservation and renovation areas.
  • The overall programme provides a good balance between classes and practical work. In particular, the Work Experience module in the third year of the programme allows the student to experience at first hand the challenges and opportunities of working in the industry for a whole semester. A study field trip also takes place during the second year of the programme to introduce students to the principles of building conservation in other EU states in order to expand their employment potential and options.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Technology - Low Rise Buildings
  • Building Materials & Environmental Science
  • Land Surveying
  • Construction Mathematics
  • Construction Management
  • Self Development & Learning Skills
  • Graphics & Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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