Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Building Services CW417

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW417
  • 15
  • 226
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

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.

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 develop a detailed knowledge of building services systems coordination and the appropriate usage of sustainable building energy systems in recognition of these key skillsets in the construction sector.

Special Features:

  • Team-based practical project completed requiring interaction with existing building owner/operator and utilising leading edge construction project management techniques and BIM software.
  • Students participate in national competitions. For example in 2015 IT Carlow students won the Health and Safety Authority’s Safety in Construction competition with a further two teams reaching the final.
  • Strong practical and project emphasis through the course.
  • 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) or Facilities and Buildings Services Management (FBS).

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

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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.

Developing student competency in Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a major focus of our course. Students will also learn about the immediate and long-lasting effect which construction activities have on the environment, and discover sustainable and environmentally sound construction methods and innovative management practices.

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
Anthony Dempsey
BEing (Hons), CEng, MSc, CPM, MIEI
E: dempseya@itcarlow.ie