BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 Years

Course Summary

Construction Project Management is a professional field that focuses on each part of the construction process of any built environment.

Our CIOB and SCSI accredited Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Construction Project Management course is designed specifically for those planning a career in the project management profession. The course at ATU Sligo equips graduates with skills and knowledge in project management as well as an understanding of the business process and environment. Armed with such expertise, graduates will be prepared for decision making and undertaking executive responsibilities within a number of industries, such as; construction, energy, utilities, telecommunications, architecture, production, design and service industries.

Construction Project Managers are responsible for planning, co-ordination and control of a project from inception to completion. Their role is to deliver clients’ requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable construction project that will be completed on time, within budget and to the required quality and standards. Construction Project Managers, quantity surveyors and senior engineers require a combination of engineering knowledge, good business and organisational skills and a capacity for leadership in managing people and construction operations within the building process.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to manage the construction process and to meet the needs of clients within legal, financial and environmental constraints.
  • Obtain a capacity for leadership in managing the building process.
  • Management skills to plan, organise and control construction projects.
  • Ability to contribute to the construction process in a manner that sustains and enhances the natural and built environments.
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business process and the necessary theoretical knowledge to match solutions to business problems.


Key Course Information

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. Students are expected to attend live lectures approximately 3 evenings per week. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.

Award: Level 8

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold as a minimum, a second-class Level 7 qualification in a relevant Construction / Engineering discipline.

Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at 

A very detailed CV must be included with your application.


Career Opportunities

During the last two decades the demand and requirement for competent qualified Project Managers, both in Ireland and Internationally, has continued to grow in all sectors. There is an increasing drive by a range of industries and local authorities to develop and use qualified, competent Project Managers in delivering projects efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.

Graduates from this course will have the necessary technical skills to manage a group of employees in a modern dynamic construction business.

By combining operations and construction project management skills, graduates will be ideally equipped to take up positions as; construction project leaders or managers in a variety of disciplines including; construction, energy, utilities, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, architecture, production, design and service industries.


Further Study

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates may progress to a Masters of Science in Project Management which is a three-year part-time programme designed for graduates or professionals who are interested in developing their skills and competencies in project management. A Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management can be achieved after two years part-time study with a research thesis undertaken in year three to gain the MSc award.

MSc in Project Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

The Progression Chart below shows how students can progress from Level 6 through to Level 10 with our programmes.


Did you know?

A new ATU Sligo initiative, a Female Student Network, has been established in the Atlantic Tecnological University (formly IT Sligo) to help female students to settle into third level education and aid retention. This new peer group operates within the Civil Engineering and Construction programmes at ATU Sligo.

ATU Sligo has been promoting construction-related programmes to females through various initiatives recently and have seen growth in their female student numbers this academic year.

According to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), there are significant shortages of graduates from construction-related programmes, and only 1 in 10 employees are female.
The CIF has highlighted that it will be challenging to ensure an adequate supply of graduates to satisfy a growing demand over the next few decades, given that 112,000 additional construction workers will be required.

Trevor McSharry, Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, said:

“With improving health and safety, the use of digital technologies and a focus on collaboration and sustainability, I think a lot of females are now considering construction-related programmes as the sector evolves. Improving gender balance within the construction sector is a key priority for all national bodies, not only to address skill shortages, but also to improve team diversity, inclusion and overall performance”.

He further continues: “We offer a broad range of full-time programmes including civil engineering, quantity surveying and construction project management and applied technology.”

Lisa Brennan, who was recently recruited from the construction industry as a lecturer, leads the newly established student female network initiative. She has secured the support of the Engineers Ireland Women in Engineering group, the Chartered Institute of Builders and the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland.

She said: “By implementing our networking initiative and providing an all rounded experience for female students, we can increase the appeal for females to study construction related programmes at IT Sligo. This will ultimately help grow the number of graduates from third level and help improve diversity.”

Monthly discussion groups will be held between female students across the programmes, both full time and online. Presentations from industry-based female guest speakers will also be organised. Regional school engagement will be set up to promote programmes, especially to female students, to increase the awareness of the range of careers available.

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Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €7,800

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage

Course Format

 Semester 1


Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

*Digital Construction Technology and Dissertation

Digital Construction Technology: Must be studied when in the first year of course
Dissertation: Must be studied when in the second year of Course
Both Modules are to be assessed at year-end only Both Modules are 10 Credits, all other Modules are 5 Credits
Contact Hours -  All Modules are 2hrs per week (Exception : Dissertation 1hr per week)