BSc in Construction Management and Engineering
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The School of Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Engineering has as its main objective to offer the skills to carry out projects from design to reality. The course will teach you how to adapt to technological change in a competitive industrial climate.
The main objective of the course is to develop the skills to carry out ongoing projects, it will provide you with a broad-based managerial and technological education so that you will be able to recognize, evaluate and solve construction and commercial problems associated with construction and civil engineering projects.
Employability skills of this degree
- Deal with complex technical details and the broader needs of a project
- Communication (written and verbal)
- Planning and management of construction projects
- New similar information quickly
- Analyze and critically examine a variety of information sources for decision making
- Investigate problems in depth to design real solutions
- Collect, summarize and present information
- Leadership and employee management
- Technical knowledge
- Logical thinking, arithmetic and computation
- Understanding of compliance (e.g. health and safety).
In the first year of the program, you will be provided with a foundation in math and science, and an introduction to materials, design, construction technology, economics, and graphic communication skills. Develop key skills in writing, data analysis, project planning, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
You will develop modules in Construction Technology and CAD. The study of Structural Mechanics gives you a foundation for the later module in structural design. The first Building Services module will teach you how to provide sustainable building services. You will also learn about surveying, which is an important tool for controlling measurements in construction. A module in Employee Regulation offers insight into personnel management skills.
In the third year, modules in Building Production and Construction and Construction Regulations will teach you a variety of skills that will come in handy during your CoOp placement the following semester. The Structural Design module gives you an understanding of design and involves you in material selection and calculations. The second semester of Year 3 and the Summer Term CoOp experience will allow you the opportunity to practice some or all of the key skills you have learned and will help you develop a brief for your end of the year project.
You will complete the set of building technology and construction services modules. The Procurement and Contracting module, Financial Accounting teaches you the key elements necessary for project / business financial control. A Project Planning and Control module brings together all aspects of the course so that all elements of management of projects under construction are understood.
The final year project during the last semesters will encourage you in self-directed learning, and in the identification and resolution of a complex problem related to construction. For many students, the initiative for their project arises during internships; for others, it is a subject they are passionate about.
* The availability of the module may change from year to year.
- Applicants must possess at the time of enrolment the prescribed Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: two H5 (Higher Level) grades and four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or other language and English.
- In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
- IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognised equivalent).
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