BSc in Construction Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 Years Part-time

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_CCONS_J07

About Construction Management

Construction Management is a professional field that focuses on each part of the construction process of any built environment. It typically encompasses commercial building sites or multi-unit residential sites. Construction Management of the site may be maintained by a general contractor or a separate entity, and the construction management personnel or company answers to the developer and is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the project from start to finish.

About this Programme

The B.Sc. in Construction Management is a degree programme offered via on-line distance learning over a period of 2 years part time. The programme is specifically designed to facilitate industry professionals including; Engineers, Architects, Technicians, Foremen, Qualified Carpentry and Joinery Craft persons, or other Qualified level 6 construction industry professionals. The programme prepares graduates to assume technical, management, academic and research and development level positions within in the construction industry.

ATU Sligo have partnered with the Construction Federation of Ireland (CIF) to provide this training programme and CIF members can avail of a 10% discount on fees. The programme is also internationally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Organisation of the Programme

The course is delivered over two years. The course consists of twelve subject modules – three per semester and learners may take as few modules as they wish and complete the programme over a number of years to suit their own circumstances.

Professionally qualified and experienced Civil Engineers, Architects and Quantity Surveyors will teach the various modules which are summarised on the following pages.

The programme includes a significant amount of on-line testing in each of the modules and the objective of the final written and practical examinations is to ensure the validity of the on-line test results. Written examinations will be held in the Institute (or at alternative approved examination centre) at the end of each semester.

Key Course Information

The Construction Management programme at ATU Sligo now has students based in 10 different countries – testament to our claim to provide flexible, accessible learning at a time and location that suits you.

Study hours: It is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. 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 programmes, required hours will be reflective of your experience and will require additional focus around exam time.

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

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a related Level 6 National/Higher Certificate or a Senior Craft Certificate (Merit award) or equivalent and two years relevant work experience.

Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of 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 or career. Further information is available through which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at

If you have qualifications from outside Ireland you should check out the International Qualifications Database for further information. Click here for further information.

Further Study

You may wish to continue your studies by enrolling on either of the following on-line programmes:

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €6,900

Funding Opportunities

Next Level Skillnet funding may be available to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. Please email Sue Davies in Next Level Skillnet to find out more information: 


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.