Bachelor of Science in Construction Management CW417

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW417
  • 14
  • 225
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

Construction Management is the planning, coordination and control of a construction project from concept to completion, ensuring the project is delivered on time and on budget while adhering to the necessary environmental and health and safety standards.

It is an exciting time to study construction in Ireland as the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework are set to reshape Ireland over the next two decades.

There are currently more jobs in the construction industry than there are graduates. This means that students from our courses regularly benefit from better job prospects, more opportunities to advance in their careers and better starting salaries. Students will develop the necessary skills in management to deliver projects safely, on time, on budget and to the highest quality.

Course Structure

The complexity of construction projects requires professionals who have expertise in construction
management and can work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds and construction disciplines.

Students will learn to develop their intellectual and practical competence through creative problem solving in an open and inclusive learning environment.

Students will complete a 30-credit work placement during Semester 6 in Year 3. This will provide students with an insight into the Construction Management working world that they will be entering. It will also provide an opportunity to put all of their learning to date into practice.

Is this course for you?

You will likely have a practical and logical mind and a methodical way of thinking. You will also enjoy practical projects and working in teams. The construction industry is a vibrant, growing sector that needs self-driven problem solvers who are up to a challenge.

Special Features:

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • Students visit commercial and industrial facility sites during the course.
  • Highly practical course with a ‘learn-by-doing’ approach.
  • Training in leading edge technology and software.
  • Exit award: Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction course (CW438), specialising in either Quantity Surveying (QSY).

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

After completing this course, students will have a broad range of knowledge of the legal, technical, managerial, economic, social and environmental aspects of construction projects, and will be able to confidently manage construction projects in the commercial, industrial and residential building sectors.

The construction sector offers excellent and varied employment options for graduates at home and
abroad. The course prepares graduates for exciting and varied careers at a managerial or technical level with a diverse range of employers within the rapidly evolving construction sector.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Yvonne Finn
BSc Eng (Hons), PG Dip, MCIBSE, MIEI