Certificate in Energy and Buildings - WEXFORD CAMPUS

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW-CXENB-A)
Key Programme Details
Award

NFQ Level 9 (!0 credit module)

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Skills Area

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

General Information
Contact

Olivia Harvey

Email

Springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0599175280

Address

Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

24/08/2018

Start Date

10/09/2018

End Date

30/06/2019

About this Course

The programme is aimed at graduates and professionals who require specialist knowledge concerning the management energy usage within the Built Environment sector. For new graduate entrants to the sector it will provide a competitive edge as they embark on a career in this sector. For professionals who are already working in the area and who may not have such a formal qualification it will provide a skillset to further develop their careers.

Together with receiving a certificate for completing this programme, graduates will be eligible for a ten credit exemption from the MSc in Management in the Built Environment major award [90 credits required to attain the major award including 30 credits to be awarded on completion of a Dissertation (25 credits) and Research methods module (5 credits)].

Objectives

On completion of this programme, students should have:
• A detailed comprehension of the theory, concepts, methods and processes pertaining to low carbon technology and services and an advanced ability to scrutinise emerging building services technologies with particular emphasis on low carbon emissions;
• The ability to scrutinise and reflect on the carbon consumption of a building using both analytical and computational methods;
• A critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights in the area of energy usage in buildings and the emerging technologies and research relating to the field of energy usage in a
building;
• The ability to communicate the results of their learning to both specialist and non-specialist
audiences in relation to knowledge obtained in the area of low carbon technology and services
and of energy monitoring, auditing and analysis.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2nd class Honours Degree in civil engineering, quantity surveying, facilities management, architectural technology, construction management, building surveying, architecture, architectural science or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline area.
Chartered members of built environment professional bodies include such organisations as: Chartered Institute of Building, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

Candidates with significant experience in the built environment sector (as determined through IT Carlows Recognition of Prior Learning Policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area, may also be considered for entry.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the IT Carlow RPL system.

Long Description

The programme is aimed at graduates and professionals who require specialist knowledge concerning the management energy usage within the Built Environment sector. For new graduate entrants to the sector it will provide a competitive edge as they embark on a career in this sector. For professionals who are already working in the area and who may not have such a formal qualification it will provide a skillset to further develop their careers.

Together with receiving a certificate for completing this programme, graduates will be eligible for a ten credit exemption from the MSc in Management in the Built Environment major award [90 credits required to attain the major award including 30 credits to be awarded on completion of a Dissertation (25 credits) and Research methods module (5 credits)].

Career Opportunities

The programme will provide an upskilling opportunity for those professionals engaged within the Built Environment sector and this particular subject area is one where there is a recognised
managerial skills deficit.

Timetable Info

1 YEAR — PART-TIME
(1 evening per week)

Delivery Location

Wexford Campus (IT Carlow),
Summerhill Road,
Wexford

Delivery Notes

In class.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie