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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Engineering

University of Limerick

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Program Overview

The main aim of the course is to give you the skills to take projects from design to reality. The course will provide you with a broadly based management and technological education so that you are capable of recognising, evaluating and solving constructional and business problems associated with building and civil engineering projects.

The course will teach you how to adapt to technological change in a competitive industrial climate.

Managing construction projects requires a high level of organization, both commercially and technologically. Construction management prepares you to systematically plan, organise and manage resources such as finance, labour, plant and materials. Construction engineering gives you the skills necessary to implement processes and methods of construction to produce a quality building in an efficient and safe manner.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

48 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 17,200

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Year 1

In Year 1 of the programme you will be provided with a foundation in Mathematics and Science, and an introduction to Materials, Design, Construction Technology, Economics and Graphic Communication skills. You will develop key skills in writing, data analysis, project planning and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Semester 1    
 

  • Introduction to Economics    
  • Management Principles    
  • Construction Technology and Management 1    
  • Communication Graphics    
  • Technological Mathematics 1    


Semester 2    
 

  • Construction Technology 2    
  • Physics for General Science 2    
  • Materials 1    
  • Technology Mathematics 2    
  • Design Studio 1    


Year 2

Year 2 develops modules in Construction Technology and CAD. The study of Structural Mechanics gives you a foundation for the later module in structural design. The first module in Building Services will teach you how to deliver sustainable building services. You will also learn about Land Surveying which is an important tool for measurement control in construction. A module in Employee Regulations gives an insight into personnel management skills.

Semester 3    
 

  • Structural Mechanics    
  • Employee Regulations for Engineers and Scientists    
  • Construction Technology and Management 3    
  • Building Economics    
  • 2D CAD    


Semester 4    
 

  • Building Services 1    
  • Building Measurement    
  • Estimating and Costing    
  • Land Surveying    
  • Introduction to Geology and Soil Mechanics    


Year 3

In Year 3, modules in Building Production and Building & Construction Regulations will teach you a range of skills that will prove useful during your CoOp placement the following semester. The module in Structural Design gives you an understanding of design and involves you in material selection and calculations.

The second semester of year 3 and summer period CoOp experience will allow you the opportunity to practice all or some of the key skills you have learned and help you to develop a brief for your Final Year Project.

Semester 5    
 

  • Building and Construction Regulations 1    
  • Quality Systems    
  • Procurement and Contracting    
  • Building Production    


Semester 6    
 

  • Cooperative Education    


Year 4

Year 4 completes the suite of Construction Technology and Building Services modules. The module Procurement and Contracting 2 introduces you to the legislative and contractual constraints and obligations that you will meet in construction projects. Financial Accounting teaches you the key elements necessary for the financial control of projects/business. A module in Project Planning and Control pulls together all aspects of the course so that all elements of the management of construction projects are understood.

Your final year project over the last two semesters will encourage you in self-directed learning, in identifying and resolving a complex construction-related problem. For many students, the initiative for their project arises during work placement; for others, it is a subject that they have a passion for.

Semester 7    
 

  • Forensic Engineering and Ethics    
  • Project 1    
  • Construction Technology and Management 4    
  • Financial Accounting    


Semester 8    
 

  • Building Services 2    
  • Accounting for Financial Decision Making 
  • Project 2    
  • Project Planning & Control for the Built Environment    
  • Procurement/Contracting 2    

Minimum grades    

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements    

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics and grade O4/H7 in any one of the following: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Design & Communication Graphics/Technical Drawing, Technology, Computer Science Construction Studies, Agricultural Science, Biology.

Exemptions: NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) Level 7 holders in Construction or Building Management, of 3 years duration, passed with credit or distinction, will be considered for exemption from the first two years of the degree programme

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Job titles for graduates with this degree

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:
 

  • Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Building Energy Rating Assessor
  • Business Reporting Administrator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Labourer
  • Construction Manager
  • Draftsman
  • Engineer – Roads Section
  • Engineer/Estimator
  • Engineer Manager
  • Engineer/Supervisor
  • Field Surveyor
  • Foreman
  • Graduate Construction Commercial Manager
  • Graduate Project Engineer
  • Graduate Site Engineer
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Health & Safety Engineering Supervisor
  • Junior Civil Engineer
  • Junior Construction Engineer
  • Junior Project Manager
  • Medical Device Analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Project Superintendent
  • Property Manager
  • Quality Assurance Representative
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Site Engineer
  • Site Manager
  • Surveyor
  • TBM Shift Engineer
  • Trainee Engineer

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