Construction Management (BSc Honours) (Level 8)
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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 MTU Cork Mathematics Exam only
Some students who apply to MTU Cork courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, MTU Cork offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a MTU Cork Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the MTU Cork 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. Please click here for more information.
Formal work placement (minimum of four weeks) is an integral element of the course and takes place in Year 3.
Leaving Cert Subjects:
Helpful subjects are Construction Studies, Engineering, Technology, & Science subjects.
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.
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CR572 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
What is Construction Management?
Construction Management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a development from inception to completion. Construction Management is aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project in the Engineering and Architectural environment.
Construction Management involves the planning, design, production, adaptation, maintenance, restoration, conservation, financial and engineering management, evaluation and recycling of the built environment.
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.
The work placement will familiarise the student with work practices and procedures and provide him/her with the opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained on his/her programme. The placement is supported by a member of academic staff in CIT together with a workplace mentor. The aim of the industrial placement is to introduce the student to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop the student's understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technology.
The Construction Management honours degree is recognised internationally.The honours degree is accreditated by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) enabling graduates to find suitable employment, either in Ireland or abroad.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at MTU Cork:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Project Management (Taught)
- MSc in Construction Project Management (Taught)
- MSc (by Research)
Why does a client require a Construction Manager?
A client requires a Construction Manager to plan, coordinate, supervise, and control complex and financially demanding developments. Most clients would not have the necessary experience or expertise to carry out these functions, and rely on their Construction Management expert to guide them through the process.
Is a Construction Manager site based?
Not necessarily, the Construction Manager may be sitebased or office based. The Construction Manager can perform a number of different roles within the Built Environment. These include working for Contracting organisations, Multidisciplinary Project Management Companies, Local and National Governmental Authorities, and Consultancies.
What are the prospects for employment in Construction Management?
Due to the variety of potential employment areas for Construction Management Graduates, the majority of recent graduates have successfully gained employment either at home or abroad.
Is the BSc (Honours) in Construction Management recognised abroad?
Yes, the Construction Management Honours degree is recognised internationally because of its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) enabling graduates to find suitable employment, either in Ireland or abroad.
“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) 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 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.”
Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:
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
• Project and Contracts Management
• Project Planning & Control
• Facilities Management
• Building Surveying
• Project Evaluation & Development
• Design Management & Administration
• Education - Teaching & Lecturing
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Entry 2020: 269
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