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GA470
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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3 Years
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This course covers topics such as mathematics, structural mechanics, construction science and technology, materials, site management, surveying, and architectural drawing/CAD (computer aided drawing).


 
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GA470 - Construction Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA470 - Construction Management
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Graduates find employment in the construction industry at middle management level. With experience they can progress to higher management positions in a short time.



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