BSc (Hons) in Construction Management

Course Points
303
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

This 4-year Honours Degree aims to provide each student with the education and raining necessary for entry into the construction and property industry as a professional Construction Manager.

This management course integrates theory with practical application to equip students with real life problem solving, communication and research skills. It provides them with a broad understanding of construction management, resource management, construction technology, building regulations, financial management, health and safety legislation and environmental protection.

Construction managers are recognised as one of a family of disciplines involved with the built environment and its planning, design, construction, maintenance and restoration. The programme includes:

  •  building technology and building design performance to achieve intergration, buildability, speed, cost efficiency and quality
  •  project management planning and scheduling including decision making, risk anlysis, BIM  and project evaluation
  • project performance management including procurement and contract performance, process improvement and innovation
  • sustainability impact of a building over its life-cycle and methods to mitigate negative impacts of construction
  • contractors responsibilities with regard to sustainability and health and safety
  • site investigation to assess the suitability of individual sites for construction projects.

Students on this course will cover the following modules:

YEAR 1 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 1 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 3 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

  • Construction Technology 3
  • Contract Administration
  • Law
  • Construction Management & Planning
  • Construction Safety Management
  • BIM ICT

 YEAR 3 - Semester 2:

(Mandatory)

YEAR 4 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 4 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

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 managers, with building contracting or subcontracting firms. Demand from local, national and international companies is exceeding current supply of suitably qualified graduates.

Graduates will be able to commence the process of becoming a Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) upon completion.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including:

  • At least two H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
  • PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • Two subjects at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
  • And a minimum score of 300 points

Noel McKenna (Head of Department of the Built Environment)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: noel.mckenna@dkit.ie

The first year of this programme will be delivered to a combined group of Construction Management and Architectural Technology students. At the end of first year students can request to transfer to the Architectural Technology programme.

Course ID DK832
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 303
Places 40
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK832.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.