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Construction Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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This programme is designed for those who wish to make a career in management not only in the construction industry, but also in a wide range of growing areas such as in the sustainability, conservation and maintenance, retail and information technology management sectors.

The primary emphasis in the development of a high level of competency in managing and planning the execution of projects in the most efficient, effective and safety conscious manner.

The programme will also cover the technical aspects of construction work, including quantity surveying, land surveying, CAD and construction related IT systems such as the emerging area of Building Information System. The different material, technologies and systems used on construction sites in Ireland and abroad are reviewed, including in the growing sustainability, conservation and renovation areas.

The overall programme provides a good balance between classes and practical work. In particular, the Work Experience module in the third year of the programme allows the student to experience at first hand the challenges and opportunities of working in the industry for a whole semester. A study field trip also takes place during the second year of the programme to introduce students to the principles of building conservation in other EU states in order to expand their employment potential and options.

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DT117 - Construction Management

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DT117 - Construction Management
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CCONT  5M5010  Construction Technology

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

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Graduates from this programme have found careers in large and small companies and across a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors, including working in sustainability, conservation, information technology, project management, and with building contractors or sub-contracting firms as Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Programmers, Planners, Contract Managers and Site Managers. Many have attained high level management positions in a wide range of areas and have gone on to become executive directors or managing directors.

This qualification has been accredited to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and, over the years, has become known and recognised internationally.

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