Construction (Higher Certificate) Part time

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Higher Certificate

  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course Summary

Modules passed, are certified individually, and can be accumulated, leading to an award of the Higher Certificate in Science in Construction. The modules to be offered in any year will be decided in consultation with the students. The accumulation of sufficient credits for the award currently involves an average of three years study for the Higher Certificate in Construction.

Admission Requirements:

Leaving Certificate Grade D3 (ordinary level) in five subjects to include Mathematics and either English or Irish. Special category applicants (e.g. mature students will be considered on an individual basis).



All part-time programmes at MTU Cork will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €220 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)


2 evenings per week 6pm – 10pm depending on modules


Higher Certificate in Construction (Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications).


This course is offered under the ACCS Scheme. ACCS is an acronym for “Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Modules”. This scheme allows students instead of studying the entire course - to study one or more modules of the course.

Among the areas you would be required to study are:

Stage 1
Construction Technology, Building & Environmental, Measurement and Procedures, Organisation and Management, Construction Mathematics, Construction Graphics and Communications, Construction Industry and Procedures, and Materials and Structures.

Stage 2
Construction Technology, Building and Environmental, Measurement and Estimating, Management, Construction Economics, Construction Law, Cost Planning, and Land Surveying.

Further Studies

Qualified students are eligible to apply for the BSc in Quantity Surveying  or the BSc in Construction Management.

MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Please click here for full details of modules re:  Higher Certificate in Construction

Please note: Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants.

  • To apply, please contact Carmel Collin, Department Secretary, by email
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

    You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.


Carmel Collins, Department Secretary
021 4335950

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