Master of Science Management in the Built Environment

  • Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment
  • NFQ Award Level 9
  • Details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
  • 1 Year Full-time (1 full-day and 1 evening per week)/2 Years Part-time (2 days and 2 evenings per month)
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  • Carlow campus, Ireland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment (NFQ Award Level 9 - 60 credits)
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  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Overview

The Built Environment consists of buildings and all other things that have been constructed by human beings.

The programme therefore examines the key contemporary issues in the built environment sector. It blends theory and practice to ensure that the learner will be equipped with practical skills underpinned by theoretical foundations. In addition, learners will be able to feed into and drive built environment developments, professional practice and future research.

The programme ensures that the learners will have an in-depth knowledge of the underlying theories, key concepts and technologies within the discipline area of the built environment. Graduates will be able  to analyse the complex contemporary challenges and issues in management of the built environment and integrate and apply this knowledge to formulate creative and innovative solutions. They will develop a capacity for critical thinking within their discipline and demonstrate an ability to bring their expertise to bear on real world problems and challenges in the built environment in Ireland and abroad. They will be equipped to lead, develop, and manage within a range of built environment organisations.

Students on this programme will also have the opportunity to develop advanced research skills which would enable them to pursue further qualifications at NFQ Level 10.

 What subjects will I study?

  • Leadership Strategy and Self-Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • BIM Management
  • Building Economics and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

2 electives from the following:

  • Legal Aspects of Management in Built Environment
  • Public Procurement of Construction
  • Retrofitting and Building Fabric
  • Energy and Buildings
  • Facilities  Management

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2nd class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Facilities Management, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Science or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline area.

Chartered members of built environment professional bodies include such organisations as: Chartered Institute of Building, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Candidates with significant experience in the built environment sector (as determined through IT Carlow’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the IT Carlow RPL system.

Please note that all Non-EU international applicants for the MSc in Management in the Built Environment programme should refer to the International section of the website for further information.

Study & Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment is an Embedded Exit Award (Level 9 - 60 credits).

Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020, DKM Consultants Report commissioned by the Construction Industry Federation in conjunction with SOLAS (October 2016)
‘The DKM report forecasts an average annual growth rate of 9% in the overall volume of construction output in the period 2016- 2020 which ‘could potentially generate a requirement for 112,000 jobs up to 2020.’ These additional workers are needed to ‘deliver on the ambitious targets set out in the Government’s €43 billion Capital Programme, the Rebuilding Ireland Strategy and in meeting the increasing demand from Foreign Direct Investment companies for specialist  buildings.’

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
CWE01 Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment Carlow Full-time €7,400* Details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
CWE02 Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment Carlow Full-time €5,500  
CWL21 Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment Carlow Part-time €7,400*  
CWL22 Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment Carlow Part-time €5,500  
  * Fees for ITC Major Award graduates only €5,500        
           
           
           
           

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your programme from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions. 
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at IT Carlow!

All admissions queries from Irish or European applicants should be sent to email:  graduatestudies@itcarlow.ie. 

All Non-EU international applicants should apply through the International office. Please refer to the International section of the website for further details or email: international@itcarlow.ie.

Contact

Anthony Dempsey
MSc, CPM, HDip, GIS,
BEng(Hons), CE, CEng, MIEI
Programme Director
E: anthony.dempsey@itcarlow.ie
or
Eoin Homan
BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, MIEI
Head of Department of Built Environment and Extended Campus
E: eoin.homan@itcarlow.ie

P: 059 9175406

Admissions queries:
E: graduatestudies@itcarlow.ie

International student queries:
E: international@itcarlow.ie

Fee queries:
E: fees@itcarlow.ie