Built Environment & Extended Campus

The Department of Built Environment & Extended Campus at the Institute of Technology Carlow equips graduate professionals to meet the escalating demand in the disciplines of management, planning, design and technology within construction.  Many of the skills students learn are transferable to other industries and therefore Built Environment graduates are highly valued and sought after. 

Consider any of the following as a typical day for a student in the Built Environment Department:

  • the Architectural Technology student developing new technical design solutions
  • the Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) student evaluating the stability of a mountainside, the Civil Engineering (Environmental) student undertaking a risk assessment of a contaminated site
  • the Quantity Surveying student evaluating the economic feasibility of a construction project
  • the Facilities and Energy Management student optimising the management of buildings and their services, large and small.


Our courses are accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI), The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) giving international recognition to the qualifications of our graduates. 

Students are challenged to use hands-on practice and problem solving methods to develop and compliment theory and our laboratories and studios are equipped with the most up-to date equipment and software available.  Our approachable and friendly lecturers are experienced professionals who have a passion for their areas of expertise and an unrelenting interest in the success of their students.  Because class sizes are small, students get individual attention and support.

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