PG Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code SG_SMECH_S09
  • Award Special Purpose Award
  • Duration 1 yr

Course Summary

This programme has been developed in partnership with the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI) to address the significant industry skills deficits in mechanical and electrical quantity surveying.

This Level 9 Post Graduate Certificate in M&E Quantity Surveying has been designed to provide the knowledge, skills and expertise in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying to qualified practitioners in Quantity Surveying and in the ‘services’ disciplines who wish to expand their knowledge-base and create work possibilities in this specialised area.

The SCSI have established, through surveys, a significant skills shortage in the area. In response to this demand, successful interaction between ATU Sligo and industry stakeholders evolved to enable the development of this innovative online course offering.  The Post Graduate Certificate in M&E Quantity Surveying will help address the very acute industry need for competently qualified M&E Quantity Surveyors.

The modules within this programme allow employability skills to be integrated within the curriculum, enabling students to develop communication skills, appreciate and improve on general literacy and digital literacy skills, improve problem-solving capability, creative and organisational skills. The core of this course centres around the development of technical proficiencies with respect to Building Services Technology and the Measurement of same in accordance with prescribed methodologies.  The flexible delivery of the programme, using online lecture delivery, will enable a widest possible cohort of students to avail of the offering.  Lecture recordings, a repository of academic material and on-line forums will be made available to students to afford maximum study flexibility.

The Post Graduate Certificate will be completed by part-time online mode over one academic year. The course will contain a combination of six modules of 5 ECTS, giving a total of 30 ECTS for the programme.  Semester 1 will focus on Electrical Services Technology and Measurement.  Semester 2 will follow with an emphasis on Mechanical Services Technology and Measurement. There are 4 mandatory modules and 5 electives, 2 of which (electives) are to be selected by the learner subject to viability. There are no pre-requisite modules and learners may enter the course upon commencement of Semester 1 but must complete 30 credits to graduate.

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

To qualify for direct entry to the Post Graduate Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying a standard applicant will ideally hold a level 8 Qualification in Quantity Surveying or Building Services or other cognate discipline.

For candidates without level 8 qualifications, a process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be undertaken to assess the candidates’ suitability to the course.Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through IT 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 

Career Opportunities

The programme aims to produce graduates for the services sector in the Quantity Surveying profession and in doing so will help address the current knowledge and skills deficit with respect to Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying practitioners. Graduates of the programme will typically be involved with Professional Quantity Surveying practices and or Building Services designers/providers etc.

Upon successful completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying students may be eligible to progress on to the Level 9 MSC in Project Management.

Further Study

As this programme has 4 modules in the MSc in Project Management, graduates will be exempt these 4 modules if they chose to progress to his master’s programme.

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This programme has been submitted for Springboard funding for the academic year 2022/2023.  We will know the outcome of this submission in May/June 2022.  In the meantime you can register your interest with us on the link: Springboard Register Your Interest - Institute of Technology Sligo (

Further information on Springboard funding can be found at