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GA461
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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This course covers modules such as Construction Technology and Building Services which help students understand how buildings are put together and subsequently operate.

Specialisations consist of Quantity Surveying Practice & Procedures. Land Surveying, Computer Aided Design, Measurement and Estimating, and Procurement Studies. General modules cover broad but necessary disciplines such as Mathematics (Leaving Cert standard, for year 1 only) Practical Accountancy and Site Management.

There is also a six month work placement in year 3. 


 
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GA461 - Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
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GA461 - Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
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Quantity Surveying offers a choice/ mix of office or site-based roles. Graduates find employment at a technical level with Professional Consultancy Practices, Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, a variety of Sub-Contracting specialists, Property Developers, Insurance Companies, Local Authorities, Government Departments, State/Semi-State Organisations, Utility Providers (i.e. ESB, Bord Gáis, Eircom etc) and Builders Suppliers. this programme is fully accredited by SCSI and RICS. 



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