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Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings (L8, 10 ECTS)

Status: OPEN




24 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of the Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings programme is to up-skill building professionals to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to design and deliver high quality, energy-efficient renovations to existing traditional buildings (pre 1940s). This will also place them in a position to contribute to meeting Ireland's climate action and energy targets in relation to the green renovation of buildings.

This programme is developed through the DASBE project, funded by HCI Pillar 3 initiative in conjunction with the Heritage Council.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants will require a minimum Level 7 award in relevant cognate areas.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email to request RPL consideration.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?


Semester 1; Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings


Semester 2; Building Defects Detection and Analysis

More Information


Wednesday 7pm to 9pm (fortnightly) plus 2 site visits per semester.

What will the time commitment be? 

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.



Certificate in Energy Renovation for Traditional Buildings (Special Purpose Award, Level 8, 10 ECTS)

There is an option to study  Module 1, Fundamentals in Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings, as a single subject.  The award is a Certificate of Completion.

Fees: €1,250 (DASBE funding of €417 to sucessful applicants) Module 1 & 2

Module 1 only - (Cert of Attendance) €625 (DASBE funding  of €208 to sucessful applicants)

Deadline for Applications:


General Queries; email;

Academic Queriies;

Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures