Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management

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Course Overview

  • 4

  • New Course

    Points

  • AL812

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

This course is suitable for those interested in the professional side of the construction industry. This course is a unique offering in Ireland and has been specifically designed to meet the modern requirements of a construction manager in a fast-evolving sector. While rooted in construction management fundamentals, the focus of this course is on contemporary challenges such as the implementation of lean management processes and proficiency in Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. Upon successful completion of this course, the graduate will possess much sought-after skills in the modern construction management sector.

What will I experience?

The course will cover core areas of construction management, including Building Information Modelling (BIM),modern construction technology, lean project management and modern construction procurement and contract management. The course includes a minimum 24 week work placement. You will be exposed to a range of modules that are most relevant to digital construction management. You will be taught by academic staff with current industrial experience, and you will get direct exposure to relevant industrial practice.

What opportunities might it lead to?

The skills developed through this course have been identified as in-demand through both published national reports and from direct consultation with industry, carried out by our technological university. Areas such as lean construction, ICT, modern methods of construction and lean project delivery are seen as key requirements in the construction sector. Identified skills such as lean project management, 4D Building Information Modelling, data management and procurement form the core of this course.

Graduates from the course will find opportunities as construction managers, project managers, contract administrators/managers, careers in BIM, management and construction law (with further education).

If travel is on your agenda, then this course is ideally suited to fulfil that ambition as it covers the many aspects of Building Information Modelling, construction technology, procurement and contract management that are recognised internationally.

Course Details

Course Duration:
4
CAO Course Code:
AL812
Cut Off CAO Points:
New Course
Course Award:
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Department:
Dept of Civil Engineering & Trades
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Course Structure

Year 1

Domestic Construction Technology, Building Information Modelling, Mathematics, Construction Management, Communications for the Built Environment, Engineering Surveying, Measurement and Costing.

Year 2

Commercial Construction Technology, Building Services Technology, Building Information and Communication Technology, Legal Systems and Contract Law, Economics and Finance, Engineering Surveying, Business Management, Measurement and Costing.

Year 3

Development Economics, Energy Management, Building Information Modelling (MEP), Project Management, Project and CAD, Industry Placement, Construction Health and Safety.

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