The Department of Built Environment equips graduate professionals to meet the challenging, exciting and increasingly innovative demands associated with the disciplines of Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Facilities and Building Services Management. In acknowledgement of the advanced and industry focused nature of their education with us, it is noteworthy that our Built Environment graduates are highly valued and sought after by leading employers across the built environment sector.
Our full time programmes are accredited by Engineers Ireland (EI), The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), The Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), thereby giving international recognition to the qualifications attained by our graduates.
It is a particularly noteworthy feature of each of our programmes that students are challenged to use hands-on practice and problem-solving learning methods to develop and compliment their acquisition of subject theory. To further enhance the learning experience, our laboratories and studios are equipped with the most up-to date equipment and software available. Additionally, our lecturers are renowned as being highly approachable, each of whom is an experienced professional, possessing a wealth of knowledge and a passion for their subject area. Indeed, a particular strength of each programme is the individual attention and support provided to each learner.
Full-time and Apprenticeship Programmes
To facilitate students who are unable to attend full time courses, the Department of the Built Environment has introduced a number of part time programmes as outlined below, to allow the student to complete their studies while continuing with their professional careers.
NFQ Level 9 Programmes
The 10 credits, Certificate in BIM Management equips learners with the requisite knowledge and tools to ensure that information is organized and controlled throughout the lifecycle of a building project, in a manner that is as efficient and supportive as possible, based on the exploitation and use of BIM models and tools.
The 10 credits, Certificate in Construction Project Management provides learners with specialised knowledge relating to construction project management. Learners will engage with key contemporary issues pertaining to the role of the construction project manager. The programme will enable learners to apply the knowledge that they have acquired in their future management of construction projects.
The 30 credits, Certificate in BIM & Construction Project Management equips learners with the requisite knowledge associated with BIM and Construction Project Management, as outlined above. The programme also places a key focus on the development of leadership capabilities, allowing learners to develop a comprehensive understanding of the strategic analysis of individual and organisational behaviour, thereby empowering them to implement strategic plans and affect appropriate change within organisations.
Each of the above programmes is recognised by Engineers Ireland as providing relevant and appropriate CPD-related learning for professional engineers. As a result, for qualified engineers and other professionals within the Built Environment sector, the above programmes can provide the dual benefit of supporting CPD commitments whilst also providing credit exemptions from the MSc in Management in Built Environment programme.
NFQ Level 7 Programme
The Bachelor of Science Industrial Measurement and Control programme provides a progression opportunity for a wide range of learners already qualified at NFQ Level 6 who wish to develop their current skills in the core areas of industrial process measurement, control, and automation technologies. Strong emphasis is placed on learners developing the necessary reasoning and practical application skills to enable them to become effective and versatile technicians supporting production and engineering systems across a variety of industries.
NFQ Level 6 Programmes
The aim of the Certificate in Fundamental Process Measurements is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the theory on which modern industrial Pressure, Level, Flow and Temperature measurement systems are based. Learners will develop a basic understanding of measurement technologies and the importance of gathering accurate and reliable process data.
The aim of the Certificate in Fundamental PID Control is to provide learners with a basic understanding of PID based automatic control system operation and to enable them to adjust controller tuning parameters based on system response in simple single variable applications.
Applications for all of the above programmes are now being taken for courses due to start in the next academic year.
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