|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
A Level 8 B.Sc. (Hons) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology will equip graduates with the skills needed to effectively manage project cost, scope and timelines for an ever-changing national and international construction industry. This programme will blend traditional practical skills including carpentry and joinery, with modern construction approaches, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction. Graduates will develop an appreciation for design/planning on small scale workshop projects right up to Virtual Modelled buildings where collaboration is essential through digital technologies.
Exit award: The course also has a Level 6 exit award after two years titled Higher Certificate in Applied Construction Technology. This award is designed to give students a greater understanding of domestic building elements and construction methods including, Practical Building Construction, Passive and NZEB Construction, Building Services, Health and Safety, Measurement and Management and Building Information Modelling.
An understanding of technical sustainable approaches to building is essential in today's construction sector, there is an increasing demand for graduates who have hands-on experience. Many employers consider hands-on experience very complimentary to academic qualifications. This programme integrates the applied technology with the use of a state of the art workshop. This will be integrated with lectures where the learner will develop economic, legal, technical, managerial knowledge and skills. Students will have an opportunity to take part in project-orientated group work where real-life problems will be tackled. They will learn how to plan, organise and control construction operations and will gain knowledge in all stages of the process – from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition. The course is seeking accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In addition, this course is seeking accreditation from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), which will enable graduates to become Chartered Project Managers and manage projects in line with the industry best practices.
Example of Modules:
Modules include applied Practical Technology, Sustainable Construction Technology, Graphical Communication and Design, Computer Aided design (CAD), Measurement and Costing, Health and Safety for the Built Environment, Computer Applications, Site Surveying and Building Information Modelling (BIM). Throughout the programme, real life practical projects are used to reinforce the theory, culminating in third year with a major practical project combining all course modules. In third year, students will undertake a work placement to further develop their skills within industry.
Project Management skills are developed in year four with modules such as Financial Management, Contracts and Dispute Resolution, Development Appraisal and Economics, Planning and Programming, Corporate Management and Construction Law Liabilities and Obligations. A dissertation in the area of Construction Project Management will also be undertaken.