BSc in Construction Management

Course Points
156
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places

One great reason to consider this course

  • In their first year, the students of Construction Management, Architectural Technology and Building Surveying study together in a multi-disciplinary mode. At the end of first year student may reconsider their programme of study choice and transfer to one of the other programmes.

Course Summary

This 3-year degree course aims to is to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the construction and property industry at Construction Manager technologist level.

This technical programme integrates theory with practical application to equip students with real-life problem solving and communication skills and a broad understanding of construction technology, construction site management, 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 integration, buildability, speed, cost efficiency and quality
  • project management planning and scheduling including decision making, 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
  • Contractor's responsibilities with regard to sustainability and health and safety
  • site investigation to assess the suitability of individual sites for construction projects. 

Graduates who obtain an overall award average of 40% or higher are eligible to transfer onto the B.Sc. Hons. in Construction Management (level 8) programme in DkIT and upon successful completion of this will be able to commence the process of becoming a Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Building Technology 1 (year-long)
  • Design & Creativity in the Built Environment
  • Measured Surveys 1
  • Materials Technology
  • Report Writing and Communications
  • AutoCAD

Semester 2

  • Building Technology 1 (year-long)
  • BIM 1
  • Measured Surveys 2
  • Building Services 1
  • Building Quantification

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Construction Technology 2 (year-long)
  • Measurement & Estimating (year-long)
  • Health Safety & Environmental
  • Building Services 2
  • Building Regulations & Control
  • Measured Surveys 3

Semester 2

  • Construction Technology 2 (year-long)
  • Measurement & Estimating (year-long)
  • Integrated Group Project
  • Procurement & Tendering
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction Site Management

Year 3

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Work Placement

 

* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only.

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 the current supply of suitably qualified graduates.

Graduates who obtain an overall award average of 40% or higher are eligible to transfer onto the B.Sc. Hons. in Construction Management (level 8) programme in DkIT and upon successful completion of this will be able to commence the process of becoming a Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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 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


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ One subject at:

    • 'A Level’ (Grade A* - E or better)
    • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • 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).

→ The remaining subjects must be different from those listed 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).

This programme includes a one-semester work placement, taking place in Semester 2 of third year. 

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

Denise Quigley (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 02 937 0200
Email: denise.quigley@dkit.ie

Graduates who obtain an overall award average of 40% or higher are eligible to transfer onto the B.Sc. Hons. in Construction Management (level 8) programme in DkIT and upon successful completion of this will be able to commence the process of becoming a Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Course ID DK732
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 156
Places 40
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK732.

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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.

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