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Residential Energy Retrofit Management (L8, 25 ECTS)

Status: OPEN




12 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of the Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management programme is to up-skill building professionals to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to design and deliver high quality, energy efficient retrofitting to existing buildings while complying with Ireland’s latest Building Regulations. This will also place them in a position to contribute to meeting Ireland's climate action and energy targets in relation to green renovation of buildings. It will additionally boost demand for energy efficiency from householders and the public sector by having a trusted industry professional/standard.

What are the entry requirements?

An honours degree (level 8) in a cognate (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.) discipline or approved equivalent qualification


A level 7 qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.,) or approved equivalent qualification, with 1-year relevant work experience

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)/Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, including workplace experience, 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 Requirement. For Entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in and IELTS exam is required.  For Postgraduate course, 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?

Course Content:

Project Management for Residential Energy Retrofit (5 credits)

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Management Processes
  • Retrofit Health and Safety Management
  • Quality Management strategies
  • Supply chain Management

Retrofit Business, Planning and Finance (5 credits)

  • The Business Plan process
  • Cost Classifications as an aid to decision-making
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis
  • Human Resource

Circular Economy and Procurement (5 credits)

  • Introduction to the Circular Economy for construction projects
  • Introduction to sustainable and responsible procurement in the construction sector
  • Product Labelling and Certification
  • Introduction to the principles of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Resource and Waste Management Plans

Energy Retrofit Project (10 credits)

  • Research Techniques
  • Report Writing
  • Residential energy retrofit Project

Are there opportunities for further study?

Further study opportunities:

On successful completion of the Special Purpose Award in Residential Energy Retrofit Management (Level 8) programme, students complete the SPA Residential Energy Retrofit Fabric and SPA Residential Energy Retrofit Systems to complete a Higher Diploma in,Residential Energy Retrofit Management programme (Level 8)


What are the career prospects?

Career opportunities:

Graduates can be employed within residential retrofit “One Stop Shops” or with SME’s providing services within the residential sector and contributing to the target to renovate 500,000 buildings by 2030 in Ireland.

More Information

Delivery:Tue 6.30pm to 7.30pm & Thurs 6.30pm to 8.30pm plus 3 site visits 

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.

Information on Assessment/Examinations:

A variety of continuous assessment techniques include:

  • Online quizzes
  • Individual projects
  • Group project
  • Project journal
  • Main retrofit project with presentation

Full title of Qualification:

Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management (Special Purpose Award L8, 25 ECTS)

Fees; €3,125 (reduced to €2,084 with DASBE funding to successful applicants)

All students will require a laptop. TUS will provide access to all relevant software for upload.

General Queries; Email

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