Master of Science in 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
  • For full details, go to Admissions- Recognition of Prior learning
  • 1 Year Full-time (1 day and 1 evening/week)
  • Carlow
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment (NFQ Award Level 9 - 60 credits)
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


This programme offers the opportunity for progression throughout the built environment sector. Graduates have noted improved salaries, greater promotion prospects and the ability to transfer their skills through a range of technical, managerial and design careers. Recruitment companies such as Hays and Brightwater are confirming that demand for professionals throughout the built environment sector is increasing, with increasing salaries reflecting the shortfall in suitably qualified staff.

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.

 What subjects will I study?

  • Leadership for Performance and Change
  • Construction Project Management
  • BIM Management
  • Building Economics and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
Elective Subjects:
  • Legal Aspects of Management in Built Environment
  • Public Procurement of Construction
  • 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 SETU 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 SETU Carlow RPL system.

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.

Additionally, each module represents a discreet minor award that can be taken individually.

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE71A Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment Carlow Full-time €7,400 Details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
SE71B Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment Carlow Full-time €5,500  

How to apply

Programme Not Available in 2022/2023

  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 SETU Carlow!

All admissions queries from Irish or European applicants should be sent to email: 

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:


Anthony Dempsey
BEng (Hons) CEng, MSc CPM, MIEI
Programme Director

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