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.





New Part-Time Level 6 Programmes

To facilitate students who are unable to attend full time courses, the Department of the Built Environment and Extended Campus have introduced a number of part time programmes as outlined below, these allow the student to continue working while studying. The Certificate in Construction Administration will particularly suit students who are coming back into the work force or who are considering a change in career, while the Certificate in Site Management will suit tradespersons who wish to progress their career into construction management. The Certificate in Introduction to BIM for Construction will be useful for professionals who trained before the BIM era and now wish to improve their understanding and knowledge of BIM.

Applications are now being taken for courses due to start in the next academic year.

Certificate in Introduction to BIM for Construction »
Certificate in Construction Administration »
Certificate in Site Management »

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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