BSc Advanced Wood and sustainable Building Technology

Course Description

This course has been designed in partnership with industry to meet the needs of the ‘Green Economy’, which reports have projected to be a major area of employment within the Irish economy. This broad-based level 7 Degree programme emphasises the principles of construction and has a strong bias towards sustainable construction practices. It will equip you with practical Carpentry and Joinery skills and an in-depth knowledge of sustainable building technologies and materials, including the retrofitting / refurbishment of existing dwellings to achieve a low carbon design and the construction of new low-energy buildings. The course is delivered through lectures and practicals.

Application

Application should be made through the Central Applications Office at http://www.cao.ie/ or paper applications should be submitted to Central Applications Office, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, from whom application packs are available.

Qualified carpenters are eligible for entry to year 2 and should complete the below Transfer Application Form and return by post.

Transfer Application Form

 

Available Grants

Apprentices entering this programme in September 2013 who have been on the live register for nine months prior to the start of the programme may qualify for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) from the Department of Social Protection. Periods spent on apprentice training programmes are included in this nine month period. You are advised to contact your local social welfare office to confirm your entitlement.
Should you not qualify for the BTEA, you may apply to your VEC for a Third Level Training Grant, as an alternative to the BTEA. In either case, you should also apply to your VEC for the payment of the Student Contribution to IT Sligo. You are advised to contact your VEC to confirm your entitlement in this instance also.

 

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DepartmentCodeAward
Civil Eng. and Construction SG332 Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
2016 POINTS
145*
NFQ LEVEL
7
DURATION (YRS)
3

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

Download the Grading Scale from www.transition.ie.

Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

CAO to Year 1 of course

Year 2 of Course: Non Standard Applicants

If you are under 23 years, you must have a Leaving Certificate which includes Mathematics and English orequivalent, e.g., National Craft Certificate (Phase 2, 4 & 6) for entry to an ordinary Level 7 Degree programme. If over 23 years since 1st January, you are also applying as a mature applicant and you will be assessed by interview on the relevance and duration of your experience, and your motivation.

If you do not meet the entry requirements of a programme BUT do have substantial relevant practical experience, then it may be possible to seek admission to the programme through IT Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course will have the skills necessary to avail of opportunities in the private sector as building contractors specialising in the construction of low energy buildings. This course also prepares the graduate for employment opportunities with building contractors, architects, quantity surveyors and local authorities, in areas such as retrofitting of existing building stock, BER certification, preparation of drawings and specifications, surveying and site setting out.

What are my further study opportunities?

A Level 7 HETAC Degree award also provides a progression route to other related Level 8 courses. IT Sligo currently offers the possibility to progress onto the Level 8 B.Sc. in Construction Project Management, and ultimately, Level 9 M.Sc. in Energy Management. Successful students with this Level 8 qualification may apply to the University of Limerick and complete a Graduate Diploma in Education (Technology).

What subjects will I study?

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510

E: admissions@itsligo.ie