BSc (Hons) in Construction Technology & Management

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Technology and Management

DurationModeLevelApplication toLatest Points
3 yearsFull Time8CAO
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300235

This three-year honours degree will equip you to recognise, evaluate and solve construction and management issues associated with building. Recognising that the successful construction manager of the future must possess both technical and managerial competencies, the curriculum combines studies in mathematics, engineering and the basic sciences with studies in business and management methods as applied to construction.

The programme will provide you with knowledge of the principles and techniques of surveying, levelling and setting out. You will learn the scientific principles involved in construction, an understanding of the behaviour of construction materials and the fundamentals of structural mechanics. The principles of drainage, water supply and distribution, heating and ventilation, and recycling of construction and demolition waste management will be developed during your studies. You will also be taught how to apply mathematical calculations to determine structural properties of section and size-up members to resist imposed loading.

From a managerial perspective you will learn the processes of management in the context of work organisations and the relationship between management and organisation theory. Your communications skills will be developed to equip you for efficient project management in the building industry. Site management is a critical skill for graduates and it is a central component of this programme, with an emphasis on health and site safety, the planning and organisation of sites and personnel, and the control of construction plant and equipment. You will also learn about planning legislation in the context of the built environment, including the conservation of historic buildings and urban renewal.

A key objective of this honours degree is that you are equipped with the skills to progress your career. Hence on graduation, you are prepared to immediately adopt a junior management role and are provided with the management skills and competencies to develop your career and, through further study and experiential learning, to aspire to higher management.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

Grade C3 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade D3 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. The six subjects must include Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

FETAC

FETAC applicants to this programme must hold the following award: Construction Technology (CCONT).

They are also required to have the module Mathematics for Engineering (C20174) at Merit level included in their award or alternatively have Leaving Certificate Mathematics. They must have obtained distinctions in three modules.

Modules

Year 1

Construction Technology & CAD, Building Science and Structures, Mathematics & Computer Applications, Surveying, Materials and Services, Construction Management.

Year 2 – Semester 1

Construction Technology, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Surveying, Services Technology, Mathematics & Computer Applications.

An industrial placement of 14 weeks’ duration in an approved setting is mandatory.

Year 2 – Semester 2

Construction Technology, Architectural Heritage, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Services Technology, Mathematics & Computer Applications.

Year 3 – Semester 1

Construction Technology, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Construction Health and Safety, Business & Project Management, Project, Industrial Placement.

Year 3 – Semester 2

Construction Technology, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Construction Health and Safety, Business & Project Management, Project.

Progression

As a graduate of this honours degree, you may be eligible to apply for a Master of Technology or Master of Science degree in a cognate discipline at a variety of third level institution.

Professional Recognition

As a graduate of this degree, you are automatically entitled to incorporated membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB) and you may achieve chartered membership (MCIOB) on successfully completing a professional review. Furthermore, AIT students are entitled to student membership of the CIOB free of charge.

Career Opportunities

You may be employed in the management of construction projects, specialist sub-contract management and property development. You may also find employment with quantity surveyors practices, state bodies and large national and international companies.

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