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Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying (Certificate Level 8)

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  • Field of Study

    Quantity Surveying

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  • Type of Study:

    Part time

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Admission Requirements:

Applicants must have achieved a minimum Level 7 Quantity Surveying qualification or equivalent.  Where an applicant has not completed a relevant Level 7 programme, equivalence is assessed through the formal Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process used in Cork Institute of Technology.

Course summary

This Certificate programme will provide academically qualified Quantity Surveying graduates with the technical skills and capability in the area of Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying. It enhances their abilities as highly effective practitioners in this specialised area once they have a number of years of practical work experience. It develops the core technical skills of a Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveyor in the specific areas of services technology, cost planning and measurement of mechanical and electrical services.



Timing Details

The course is delivered in one semester. All three modules are undertaken in Semester 1 between September and January.

All part-time programmes at CIT 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 CIT 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:

Overall Fee: €1,500 (only applicable when ALL three modules are taken in Semester 1)
Individual module fee: €600

Course content

The course is delivered in one semester. All three modules are undertaken in Semester 1 between September and January. 

  • Building Services Technology Evaluation
    Identification of, characteristics and selection criteria for cost-effective and sustainable environmental, public health, power supply, security and operational services in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
  • M&E Cost Planning
    This module will enable the student to understand and use cost data and resource information for the purpose of cost planning and control of Mechanical and Electrical Services.
  • M&E Measurement
    This module will enable the student to measure Mechanical and Electrical Services and build up corresponding rates.

Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

  • To apply, please contact Mark Higgins, by email or Carmel Collins, 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.

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience.  If you think  you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out







Mr Mark Higgins
021 4336198

Carmel Collins, Secretary, Department of Construction
021 4335950