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BSc in Built Environment (Common Entry)

Course Code: LC248




1 year


Built Environment

CAO Points


Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



This programme aims to develop both the creative and technical aspects of the Interior Designer’s core skills, relevant to the level of the award. These aspects are seen as complementary, and together they produce a competent graduate, where technical knowledge and skills inform creativity and design intentions to achieve good design.



What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/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.

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Introduction to Built Environment Studies

    Credits: 15 Credits

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    This module introduces the student to the following discipline areas within the construction sector: Measurement, Concrete & Soils, Property Valuations and Planning.

    To provide the student with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of core and developing professions within the Built Environment. To develop a student’s appreciation of the core themes and challenges within the Built Environment and the supporting and distinct roles played by the relevant professions.

    To develop the students ability in standard system of measuring building work, the relationship between measurement and cost through to the measurement and calculation of key elements of small domestic buildings of simple design.

    Foundation in property valuations

    Introduction to the concept of property valuation and the methods used to value residential and commercial property.

    Introduction to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematics required for property valuations


    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module aims to convey the principals of technology, practice and materials involved in domestic building construction.

    Title: Engineering Surveying

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to develop a foundation understanding of the principles of engineering surveying, intermediate knowledge of the methods and procedures used on site.

    Title: Building Systems 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to enable learners to understand the role of building services & environmental systems in the functioning of modern sustainable buildings.

    Title: Economics for Construction & Property Specialists

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    This module sets out to develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of economic theory in the context of the construction / property environment.

    Title: Construction Law

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to prepare the learner for the legal realities surrounding construction work.

    Title: Engineering Mathematics

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Introduction to mathematics and mathematical applications required in the management of construction and civil engineering projects.

    Title: IT & Communication Skills for Construction and Property Professionals

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    To develop the student's knowledge, intellectual skills and competence to enable them to undertake applied research using various Data Collection, Data Analysis and Presentation Techniques. The students will also develop their skills and knowledge in Information Management; Communications and Project Management.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful completion of this programme will enable students to progress to Year 2 of one of the following level 8 programmes: Quantity Surveying, Property Valuation & Management, Construction Management or Civil Engineering.