BSc (Hons) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

Construction Project Management graduates possess technical knowledge and professional skills which are highly sought after by employers. The technical, management and professional skills developed during the course are also welcomed by employers in other sectors, such as finance, marketing, logistics, personnel and general management.

You will develop managerial, technical and interpersonal skills to deliver better value through integrated design. The course has been designed in partnership with industry to meet the needs of the ‘Green Economy’, a major area of employment within the Irish economy. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In addition, this course as is accredited with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), which will enable graduates to become a Chartered Project Manager and manage projects in line with the industry best practices. This is a broad-based level 8 Degree programme and emphasises the principles of construction and has a strong bias towards sustainable construction practices.

Initially learners gain practical skills in Carpentry & Joinery and develop 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. This Level 8 course is delivered through lectures and practical lab work which will equip a Project Management Graduate with a unique skill set, developing practical skills as well as management skills over the four years.

The objective is that through academic learning and practical experience, students gain the essential skills and knowledge of construction project management, focusing on the technologies, economics, and law and management skills which are required to deliver projects to a professional standard. Graduates will develop transferable skills of team work, independent learning, decision making and problem solving. Emerging technologies within the construction sector means managers need specific skills with ICT, Building information Modelling (BIM) and green economy skills.

Key skills will be gained in the following key management areas; risk management, procurement, value management, project finance, business accounting, project scope, environmental management, supply chain management, planning & control, method statements, quality management, strategic planning, strategic management, marketing & competition, contract law, health & safety, contractual claims, dispute resolution, construction contracts, FIDIC, international construction markets, international mergers and acquisitions and global strategies. Key professional skills will also be gained through our multidisciplinary project (project execution plan) and through project planning and risk management software.

Management Skills Developed

  • Logical thinking, numeracy and computing
  • The ability to deal with both complex technical detail and the wider demands of a project
  • Teamwork and communications skills
  • Awareness of issues when planning and managing construction projects
  • An understanding of effective leadership skills and management of employees
  • Assimilate new information quickly
  • Gather, summarise and present information
  • Risk management
  • Project planning procurement
  • Value management
  • Project finance

Technical Skills Developed

  • Sustainable building practices and technologies
  • Construction technology
  • Surveying for construction
  • Construction Informatics including BIM and scheduling
  • Building services integration
DepartmentCodeAward
Civil Eng. and Construction SG 346 Honours Degree Abinitio
2017 POINTS
NA*
NFQ LEVEL
8
DURATION (YRS)
4

*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.

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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

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Career Opportunities

Graduates will be fully equipped to take up positions as project managers, project leaders, BIM coordinators etc in a variety of disciplines including; construction, energy, utilities, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, architecture, production, design and service industries. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In addition, this course as is accredited with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), which will enable graduates to become a Chartered Project Manager and manage projects in line with the industry best practices.

What subjects will I study?

Details to follow

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office

T: 353 (0) 71 9318510

E: admissions@itsligo.ie