SPA Construction Management (Springboard)

SPA Construction Management (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This programme is a unique offering in Ireland and has been specifically designed to meet the modern requirements of a construction manager in a rapidly evolving sector. The focus of this programme is on contemporary challenges such as the implementation of lean management processes and proficiency in Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. Construction Economics and Costing, Site and Safety Management and Project Scheduling and Control are also key module components. This programme is specifically targeted at those wishing to upskill in this very rewarding employment sector, and providers an excellent opportunity for jobseekers and for individuals wishing to study part time while also working.

You will be exposed to a range of modules that are most relevant to Construction Management. You will be taught by academic staff with current industrial experience and you will get direct exposure to relevant industrial practice. Work experience and placement is key component of the programme, providing important support to the academic content and facilitating the accelerated development of candidates’ skillsets and understanding.

Graduates of the programme will find roles in commercial management in construction organisations, with significant opportunities for advancement. This level 8 award is an essential requirement for the modern construction professional. The skills developed through this programme have been identified as in demand through recent published national reports and through direct consultation with industry carried out by AIT. Management capability, application of lean processes, use of ICT and awareness of building regulations are identified as the key skills shortages in the construction sector.

The programme is delivered in a blended format to facilitate candidates demanding lifestyles as they enter and progress in the modern construction workplace. Evening lectures will be online, with students attending the college for one day workshops each fortnight over two academic semesters. Assessment is primarily through projects and ongoing course work with a limited number of exams each semester.

Additional Information


Alan Duffy




Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Civil, Construction & Mineral Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Level 7 qualification in construction studies, construction management, civil engineering or related discipline. Candidates that do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission to the programme through the RPL (Recognized Prior Learning} route. (considered on an individual basis in accordance with the lnstitute’s policy on RPL}.

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