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Construction Management - BSc (Hons)

Course Code: US885


Level

8

Duration

4 Years

Department

Built Environment


CAO Points

308

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

Construction Management is all about managing the construction process and meeting the needs of clients within legal, financial and environmental constraints. Construction Managers require a combination of engineering knowledge, good business and organisation skills and a capacity for leadership in managing the building process.

You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the construction process and the necessary theoretical knowledge to match solutions to construction problems; the management skills to plan, organise and manage construction projects and the ability to contribute to the construction process in a manner that sustains and enhances the natural and the built environments. This includes the responsibility.for coordinating a wide variety of skilled workers and specialists and leading them in the implementation of the plan,monitoring progress against the required objectives,and making adjustments to ensure that the goals originally set forth are achieved. 

Construction Management graduates are also involved in organising the resources required – labour, materials, equipment, time and money and translating the work of designers such as architects and engineers into reality.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.

            

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply directly to the International Office at TUS, allowing plenty of time for completing the visa process. Applications for September start should be made by 1st June at the latest to ensure visas are processed in time. You should familiarise yourself with visa processing times for your country of origin to ensure you make a timely application. Find out more here.

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Sustainable Building Systems

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Construction Practice and Materials

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Economics for Construction and Property Specialists

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Research and Technical Skills

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Built Environment Law

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Engineering Mathematics

    Credits: 5

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    This module introduces and consolidates basic mathematical principles such as Trigonometry, Algerbra and Calculus and promotes learner awareness of mathematical concepts.


    Title: Land Surveying

    Credits: 10

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    This module establishes the essential principles of site surveying and setting out construction works.


  • Year 2

    Title: Building Information Modelling and Digital Technology in Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Integrated Project and Placement Preparation

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Sustainable Building Services For Construction Managers

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Autocad Construction Drawing

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Project Administration And Law

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Construction Management and I.T.

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Project Cost Management

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Estimating & Tender Documentation

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Surveying for Construction and Civil Engineering Managers

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Surveying

    Credits: 5

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  • Year 3

    Title: Active Learning Diary and Professional Competencies

    Credits: 25

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    Title: Capstone Project

    Credits: 15

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    Title: Dissertation Development

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Management Practice

    Credits: 10

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  • Year 4

    Title: Building Information Modelling and Virtual Design and Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Construction Management & I.T.

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10

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    Title: Dissertation

    Credits: 15

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    Title: Management Practice & I.T. In Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Project Management and Integrated Project Delivery

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Services Application & Management

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Sustainable Construction

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Urban Economics and Housing Policy (Elective)

    Credits: 5

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    Title: Advanced Civil Engineering Surveying (Elective)

    Credits: 5

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Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates may progress to further studies in Level 9 programmes.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme are in very high demand and are employed in management roles across the Construction Industry sector.                              

Positions that graduates can work in include:                          

  • Construction and Project Management
  • Contract Management 
  • Quality Management 
  • Site Management
  • Site Engineering