BSc in Construction Site Management (September 2019)

Waterford Institute of Technology (ESITE)
Key Programme Details

Bachelor Degree Level 7

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits



Department of Built Environment

General Information

Lorraine Quirke / Dr. Brian Graham



051 834137


Room A03,
Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road


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About this Course

The 12 month BSc in Construction Site Management programme is aimed at those who work in the construction or related industries, who aspire to a position of supervisory management. The primary aim of the course is to produce high calibre individuals distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with a site management role in a construction company.
Semester 1
Building Technology
Communications for Construction Site Managers
Construction Management & Psychology
Site Safety Management
Semester 2
Building Services Systems
Site Project Management
Site Administration & Regulatory Environment
Work-Based Learning
Site Management Placement

Entry Requirements

Applicants who have completed a minimum full NQF Level 6 programme in Construction Management or in a cognate area of study will be eligible for entry to the programme. Applicants who have a senior trade’s apprenticeship qualification with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience will be eligible for entry to the programme.

Entry to the programme may also be allowed via the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case by case basis.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.

Long Description

The modern Construction Site Manager is recognized as an integral part of the construction process and requires a range of management, technical and interpersonal skills to successfully deliver buildings and infrastructure. In collaboration with local and national construction companies, this course has been developed to meet a critical industry need for suitably qualified and experienced Construction Site Managers. It is aimed at those who currently work in the construction or related industries and those who aspire to a position of supervisory management within construction. Participants will be the busy Tradesperson, Foreman or Site Manager, who want to upskill whilst maintaining their employment. The programme is delivered on a part-time basis using a blended learning approach, placing a strong emphasis upon work-based learning.

The course has been designed to reflect the needs of employers, current best practice in Construction Management education and the Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) requirements for their Chartered Membership. It places a strong emphasis upon the development of management skills; coupled with an in-depth knowledge of building technology and services; and the legal and regulatory responsibilities of the modern Site Manager. In this regard, the primary aim of the programme is to produce high calibre individuals, distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with a site management role in a construction company. More specifically the objectives of the programme are as follows:

1.Managing Self: Advance the professional development of the candidate in terms of advanced personal and interpersonal skills for the role of Supervisory Management.

2.Managing Others: Develop key management and leadership skills related to managing personnel, subcontractors and client representatives on projects So that both learners and employers needs are met, local and national construction companies have been consulted on a range of issues, including course content & modules, structure and delivery. A blended approach to delivery combining face-to-face classes on a block release basis with online support was identified as the preferred method from both an employees and employers perspective. This entails attendance at WIT for 2 full day sessions (8 hours contact per day), 4 times for both Semester 1 and 2, with the placement module taking place during Semester 3 at the learners place of work. Online learner engagement is facilitated through the use of both synchronous and asynchronous communications technologies such as Adobe Connect (web conferencing system) and Moodle (WIT's Learning Management System). These technologies are utilised in a range of ways to support learning, teaching and assessment, including online lectures and tutorials, directed learning in terms of lecture notes, reading & case study materials, submission of assessments via Turnitin, online exercises & discussion fora, feedback, group work and one-to-one engagement. The first cohort of the course commenced in October 2018, with the blended learning approach, leveraging the advantages of both face-to-face and remote learning proving to be attractive to both learners and employers, facilitating student flexibility in terms of pace and place, and ensuring that companies retain and upskill staff while in the workplace.

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
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Lorraine Quirke




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