BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Online)

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

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG JCONS K08

Delivery: Online

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

Award: Level 8

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

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 www.myexperience.ie which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions@itsligo.ie 

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

https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/master-science-project-management-online/

Graduates with MSc in Project Management are highly sought after both in private and public sectors and have a promising and rewarding career ahead of them.

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

Total Programme Fees:

€8,400

Fees per annum:

€4,200

 

 

 

 

Course Format

 Semester 1

 ONLINE

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)