BSc in Construction Technology
This three year degree course aims to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the Construction and Property industry at Construction Technologist level. In particular, the course aims to develop each student’s building knowledge, know-how, skill, competence with the confidence to begin, in practice, to effectively take responsibility for the making of those judgments and decisions commensurate with the role of the building technologist.
The principal aim of this course is to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the Construction and Property industry at Construction Technologist level.
In particular, the course aims to develop each student’s building knowledge, know-how, skill, competence with the confidence to begin, in practice, to effectively take responsibility for the making of those judgments and decisions commensurate with the role of the building technologist.
In addition, it seeks to prepare each student for the ongoing learning of his or her chosen profession through experience in practice and participation in continuing career development courses and progression to higher level studies. The Role of the Construction Technologist in the building industry is concerned with the provision, maintenance and renewal of Ireland’s building assets.
Any new building or existing building for residential, industrial, commercial, educational, medical or other purposes, must be designed, constructed, maintained, operated and removed in a sustainable way. The course is designed to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of the principal functional, technological, economic, social and legal factors which influence the design, construction and use of buildings.
This is done to ensure that the visual appearance, structure, thermal, visual, space and aural environmental conditions of the building are in keeping with its purpose, while ensuring the ease of movement and health and safety of its occupants. Career opportunities for Construction Technologists exist in all areas of activity associated with the development and use of buildings.
Students on this course will cover the following modules:
YEAR 1 - Semester 1:
- Construction Technology 1 (year-long)
- Design & Creativity in the Built Environment
- Measured Surveys 1
- Materials Technology
- Report Writing and Communications
- AutoCAD 1
YEAR 1 - Semester 2:
- Construction Technology 1 (yearlong)
- BIM 1
- Measured Surveys 2
- Building Services 1
- Building Quantification
YEAR 2 - Semester 1:
- Construction Technology 2 (year-long)
- Measurement & Estimating (yearlong)
- Structures } Building Services 2
- Building Regulations & Control
- Construction Management
YEAR 2 - Semester 2:
- Construction Technology 2 (year-long)
- Measurement & Estimating (year-long)
- Measured Surveys 3
- Procurement & Tendering
- Health & Safety
- Construction Site Management
YEAR 3 - Semester 1:
- Work Preparation & Placement (yearlong)
- Building Adaptation Project (yearlong)
- Research Studies
- Construction Management & Planning
- Construction Safety Management
- Construction Technology 3
YEAR 3 - Semester 2:
- Work Preparation & Placement (year-long)
- Building Adaptation Project (year-long)
- Infrastructure } Contract Administration
- BIM 4
- Property Economics & Valuation
A graduate can work as a Construction Technologist in all areas of activity associated with the development and use of buildings. Graduates will be able to undertake responsibility and exercise independent judgement, under supervision, for much of the day-to-day technical work associated with the evaluation and optimisation of building performance in use.
It would be quite typical for graduates to work in an office based professional practice environment or directly employed carrying out technical construction site activities for the main contractor. With a growing emphasis on energy and the environment, and the continual development of new and innovative construction techniques opportunities are emerging for graduates of this course all the time.
Career opportunities for Construction Management graduates are excellent. Employment opportunities include a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors including as construction managers, project managers, site engineers, project schedule planners with building contracting or sub-contracting firms. Demand from local, national and international companies is exceeding current supply of suitably qualified graduates.
Students who obtain an overall award average of 50 percent or higher are eligible to progress, with appropriate exemption, to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying, Level 8 in DkIT which is professionally accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, or minimum Points Score of 200
AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
AND English Grade O6 or H7
OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
There is a very strong link within the department to a number of professional bodies by the staff and students. Guest speakers from the Construction & Property industry are regularly invited to speak and present with the Young Students Surveyors Society at DkIT.
A number of Department staff are involved at various committee levels within the professional bodies and also hold Chartered membership of such bodies such as the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, The Chartered Institute of Building and the Institute of Engineers Ireland.
|School||School of Engineering|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Starting Date||September 2018|
How to Apply
You can apply for this course directly via the CAO by clicking on the button below.