Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying (Full-Time)
The HCI Pillar 1 (Springboard+) funded Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying is a 1-year full-time conversion programme providing 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 honours undergraduate degree.
This new full-time 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 with cognate degrees who wish to upskill and convert to a career in the construction Industry. A cognate discipline is a course that is in a different, but related field. This intensive Level 9 programme is not accessible by graduates with unrelated qualifications or work experience.
This new PGDip in Building Surveying course is a one year, full time programme, which 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.
The proposed PGDip identifies a pathway for addressing the ‘current trends in supply and demand for skills in the
economy’ specifically ‘skills shortage in specific sectors such as Financial Services, Health and Construction (Surveyors) Industry’ identified in ‘Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025’.
Please note: This programme is funded for eligible applicants via Springboard+ (as part of the Human Capital Initiative (Pillar 1).
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.
This new online course is a full day Monday 9am-5pm and half day Friday 9am-3pm.
A student may progress from the Postgraduate Diploma to the MSc programme of the programme once he/she has gained at least 60 credits. A student may progress to the MSc programme (self funded) if he/she has gained all 60 credits in the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying which is a separate programme
The following are eligible to apply for courses (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
- Returners: May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
- People in employment: May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
- The unemployed or formerly self-employed: All courses are open to these categories of applicants
- Recent Graduates: One-year full-time and two-year part-time ICT Skills Conversion courses are open to recent graduates. However, to participate in an NFQ Level 9 (Post-Graduate) course, 2021 graduates will be required to pay 10% of the course fee (€510).
For more information of fees and eligibility criteria, please visit the Springboard+ Website. You may also contact Mary Matthews for more information about Fees for this programme:
DkIT Graduate Office
Unit 14, Regional Development Centre
Eligibility for Funding:
- To check whether you are eligible for HCI Pillar 1 funding, please visit springboardcourses.ie
Academic Entry Requirements:
- Applicants for this Postgraduate Diploma 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.
Phil Bradley (Programme Director)
Noel McKenna (Head of Department of Built Environment)
|Course Type||Postgraduate, Springboard|
|Fees||€510 (or FREE to eligible candidates)|
|Starting Date||September 2023|
|School||School of Engineering|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
How To Apply
Apply on Springboard Portal
Applications for this course are now being accepted through the Springboard portal.