Certificate in Strategic Construction Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code SG_SSTRA_S09
  • Award Special Purpose Award
  • Duration 1 yr

Course Summary

Strategic Management is the process of creating, implementing and evaluating decisions that enable an organisation to achieve its goals and objectives. The varying and complex nature of the construction industry has led to an increase in demand for managers with the skills to develop and implement plans that espouse the goals and objectives of their organisation. The process of Strategic Construction Management is a continuous one that changes as the organisational goals and objectives evolve.

This Certificate in Strategic Construction Management has been designed in order to equip students with the skills to devise and successfully deploy strategic initiatives within their Construction organisation. This 30 credit certificate program (Minor Award) will provide the participants with an appreciation, knowledge, tools and techniques for effective strategic Management within the Construction industry. This course will be delivered fully online part time, normally over 1 academic year.

This course provides the participants with a full overview and understanding of the processes that are required to develop and implement strategic construction management which incorporates the core project management principles. The course aims to provide the participant with the training, skills and practical experience to plan and deliver strategic oversight for projects programme delivery philosophies. It will foster the participant’s intellectual development, and ability to communicate effectively through various media.

As the construction industry continues to adopt these approaches, this course is ideal for recently qualified graduates within the construction industry and experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges. The course will provide excellent opportunities for career progression.

 

 

 

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.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold a minimum second-class honours degree Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent. As this programme caters for all professions, any Level 8 qualification will be considered.

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.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie

 

 

Career Opportunities

Construction professionals are constantly challenged to deliver increasingly complex projects successfully despite tight budgets, limited human resources, accelerated timeframe and limited or conflicting information. Participants who complete this course will have a strong understanding of the concept of the Strategic Management process and all that is necessary for their organisation to meet its goals and objectives.

Further Study

Our Master in Science in Project Management can be undertaken as this Certificate in Strategic Construction Management is embedded in the Masters programme

Master in Science in Project Management (Online)
WITH THE FOLLOWING EMBEDDED PROGRAMMES:
- CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- CERTIFICATE IN STRATEGIC CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
- CERTIFICATE IN BIM AND LEAN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 
- CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION LAW, PROCUREMENT AND FINANCE

 

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2023/24 Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€4,500

Fees per annum:

€4,500

Fees listed for 2023/24 academic year. Fees may be subject to change for 2024/25 academic year.  

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