Construction Management (BSc Honours )
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4 Years (8 Semesters)
For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements
Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects.
The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard.
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At present, there is no direct work placement period in the course however students are encouraged to work in relevant industry during their summer vacations.
Leaving Cert Subjects:
Helpful subjects are Construction Studies, and Design and Communication Graphics.
The course is taught primarily through lectures, practicals and tutorials. Also a significant emphasis is placed on project and experimental work with site visits and field trips making up an integral part of the coursework. The student is required to submit a project evaluation and development report, and a dissertation.
What is Construction Management?
Construction Management deals with the organisation and management of a construction project. The Construction Manager monitors the progress and quality of the work on site, supervising and coordinating subcontractors and specialist suppliers. The Construction Manager has overall control of the progression of the project and is responsible for ensuring that the required personnel, materials and equipment are available in the correct sequence and at the appropriate time. She/he must also ensure that all health and safety regulations are met.
About the Course
The course is taught primarily through lectures, practicals and tutorials. Significant emphasis is placed on project and experimental work with site visits and field trips making up an integral part of the coursework. The student is required to submit a project evaluation and development report, and a dissertation.
This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT:
> Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (Taught)
> MSc in Construction Project Management (Taught)
> MSc (by Research)
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Why does a client require a Construction Manager?
If you think of all of the activities and resources that need to be managed to even undertake a simple building project and consider if the client has the necessary capability and experience to undertake this. It can be undertaken by the construction manager allowing the client to concentrate on his own business.
Is a Construction Manager site based?
One of the unique factors of the construction industry is that most of the work is done on a site, it can’t be entirely made in a factory and then put in place; so in order to effectively control the process, the construction manager needs to be site based.
Does this only qualify me to work on a building site?
One of the attractions of the industry is the many and varied roles that construction professionals undertake and whilst many of these are site based, a skilled and experienced construction manager may also find many opportunities in other areas of the development and maintenance of the built environment.
“Since graduating from CIT, I trained with a principal contractor under a graduate development scheme. The scheme provided technical, commercial and management experience which enabled me to utilise the knowledge I gained from the BSc Honours Degree in Construction Management. I have worked on a number of complex, inner city projects in a project management role.
Achieving Chartered status (MCIOB) of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) has been my career highlight to date.
The honours degree provided me with the skills to develop a rewarding and challenging career in the construction industry. The importance of professionalism was highlighted at CIT and has given me the appetite to pursue a diverse career in construction management. I am currently based in London with a major construction organisation.”
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It is a challenging and rewarding career by providing the opportunity to be involved in the development of essential infrastructure projects in many parts of the world in his or her role as Construction Manager. The Construction Manager may be involved in all aspects of a project from working for a contractor as a site manager to assisting clients in achieving their construction projects.
Potential Areas of Employment
• Site Management
• Project Planning and Management
• Facilities Management
• Working with Developers, Designers and Contracting Organisations
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