new course

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Building Surveying

Course Duration
Full Time (1 year) Part Time (2 years)
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
25 Places
Course Start Date
September 2021

Course Summary

This new MSc graduate conversion programme provides an opportunity for construction graduates to become educated for a career in Building Surveying/Building Engineering in Ireland and abroad.. It has been developed as an alternative route into the Building Surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honour’s undergraduate degree. The programme is designed for graduates who wish to upskill and convert to a career in the construction Industry.

Important notice about this course

NOW ENROLLING FOR September 2021 

  • Please note that funding is available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying programme via the HCI Pillar 1, Graduate Conversion programme. Detailed arround eligibility can be viewed here
  • Limited places available-applicant deadline 30th August 2021

This new MSc graduate conversion programme provides an opportunity for construction graduates to become educated for a career in Building Surveying/Building Engineering in Ireland and abroad.

It has been developed as an alternative route into the Building Surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honour’s undergraduate degree. The programme is designed for graduates who wish to upskill and convert to a career in the construction Industry.

This new MSc in Building Surveying course addresses the qualification requirement set down by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building & RICS) in respect to conversion courses, which will qualify participants (subject to validation) to take the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and become chartered.

This programmes includes the following modules:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM): Provide the participant with the training, skills & practical experience to plan and deliver projects.
  • Work Placement: provides an opportunity to gain structured and professional work experience, in a work based environment.
  • Sustainable Construction Technology: provides knowledge of passive and active low energy design strategies applicable to new &retrofit build.
  • Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal: consider different approaches to building re-use & renewal & to carbon reduction technologies.
  • Law and Practice for the Built Environment: develop a critical knowledge of the statutes and regulatory frameworks, apply to Irish property industry.
  • Specification, Design and Analysis: practical implications on buildability of specifying materials and will also cover CDM and statutory application.
  • Research/Dissertation -individual research project on topic relating to Building Surveying

This MSc addresses the qualification requirement set down by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building & RICS) in respect to conversion courses, which will qualify participants (subject to validation) to take the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and become chartered.

Please note that students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma may progress to the MSc in Building Surveying.

Successful completion of the MSc programme can lead to further progression within industry, or to further level 10 / PhD pathways.

For information on fees on taught postgraduate programmes, please click here.

Please note that funding is available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying via the HCI Pillar Fund initiative. For more information, please visit the Springboard Courses Website

Eligibility for Funding:

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants for this MSc programme will require a level 8 degree in a Cognitive Degree (minimum 2:2). Suitable candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the programme based on other qualifications and/or work experience.
  • In such cases, the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy process will be applied. DkIT recognizes that knowledge, skills and competencies can be acquired from a range of learning experiences, including formal and informal. Through its RPL policy, the Institute commits to giving appropriate recognition to all relevant learning, irrespective of mode or place of learning.The focus of the RPL process is on the outcomes rather than the process of learning. RPL candidates will need to demonstrate the appropriate academic level of their learning and, where relevant, produce evidence of practical skills.

Work Placement takes place in semester 3 (full time delivery) consisting of 12 weeks in a Building Surveying or Similar disciplinant practice

  • Construction Graduates wishing to train as 'assigned certifiers' having a Level 8, Honours 2.2 Cognitive Degree.
  • Returners to Workforce
  • Graduates in Employment wishing to upskill
  • Previous self employed

Phil Bradley (Programme Director)
Phone: +353-0429370200
Email: Phil.Bradley@dkit.ie

Noel McKenna (Head of Department of Built Environment)
Phone: +353-429370275
Email: Noel.McKenna@dkit.ie

Dr Tim McCormac (Head of Research & Graduate Studies)
Phone: +353 (0)429370458
Email: graduatestudies@dkit.ie

Course ID N/A
Level 9
Duration Full Time (1 year) Part Time (2 years)
Places 25
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees TBC
Starting Date September 2021
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How to Apply

Applications to PGDip in Building Surveying:

To apply for the HCI Pillar 1 funded Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying course, please complete the application via the Springboard+ Courses Website or click button below.

Applications to MSc in Building Surveying:

To apply directly for the MSc in Building Surveying, You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button below). Potential students may be interviewed.

Download Application Form (.Doc)

Please submit the following documents with your application and email it to admissions@dkit.ie:

International Student Applications

International students must apply through get International Office, details on how to apply can be found at www.dkit.ie/admissions/how-to-apply/applying-as-an-international-student.html.