Certificate in Sustainable Building Technology (Certificate in Sustainable Building Technology)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (0732)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

50

Department

GMIT Mayo Campus

General Information
Contact

Anne Wiseman

Email

anne.wiseman@gmit.ie

Phone

0949043166

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus,
Old Westport Rd,
Castlebar
Co. Mayo.
F23X853

Role

Programme coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

11/10/2020

Start Date

12/10/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

The aim of the programme is to provide those who already possess a level 7 qualification in construction with an opportunity to upskill to level 8 in the areas of; Project Management, Sustainable Building Technology, Construction Informatics (which includes Building Information Modelling (BIM)) and Building Energy Systems. The focus of the programme is the recent building regulations update on improved energy efficiency, NZeb construction and renewable energy systems.
The SPA is a minor award based on the approved full level 8 (Honours degree) award. All of the technical modules (40 credits out of 50 ) in the award are validated modules on the honours degree programmes.

Students who are in appropriate relevant employment (or who can demonstrate appropriate relevant recent experience) will be eligible to apply for and obtain exemption from the two work experience modules and will only have to complete the four technical modules (40 credits max).
The programme will be delivered through blended learning and will consist of lectures (on-line and face- to-face), practicals (computer based practicals, which can be carried at the learners workplace/home) and project work. Delivery will include evening or occasional weekend delivery.
The programme is also aimed at providing the learners with an opportunity to subsequently complete a full level 8 honours degree qualification in Sustainable Building Technology on completion of a single module called the Retrofit Project (an existing accredited 20 credit module that consists of a project combined with a mini-dissertation).

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 7 major award or equivalent in a cognate area.
Students will have to meet the entry requirements as indicated in GMIT’s Academic Code of Practice No. 4 (Access,Transfer and Progression), at any given time. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be used as a means to gain entry to the programme, or gain exemptions in accordance with Code of Practice No. 6(Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning). Prior learning can
be certified or experiential, and will be assessed in accordance with the code.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are recommended to have a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component) in the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) or equivalent.
Applicants will be interviewed to verify attitude to study and commitment to complete the course.

Long Description

The aim of the programme is to provide those who already possess a level 7 qualification in construction with an opportunity to upskill to level 8 in the areas of; Project Management, Sustainable Building Technology, Construction Informatics (which includes Building Information Modelling (BIM)) and Building Energy Systems. The focus of the programme is the recent building regulations update on improved energy efficiency, NZeb construction and renewable energy systems.
The SPA is a minor award based on the approved full level 8 (Honours degree) award. All of the technical modules (40 credits out of 50 ) in the award are validated modules on the honours degree programmes.

Students who are in appropriate relevant employment (or who can demonstrate appropriate relevant recent experience) will be eligible to apply for and obtain exemption from the two work experience modules and will only have to complete the four technical modules (40 credits max).
The programme will be delivered through blended learning and will consist of lectures (on-line and face- to-face), practicals (computer based practicals, which can be carried at the learners workplace/home) and project work. Delivery will include evening or occasional weekend delivery.
The programme is also aimed at providing the learners with an opportunity to subsequently complete a full level 8 honours degree qualification in Sustainable Building Technology on completion of a single module called the Retrofit Project (an existing accredited 20 credit module that consists of a project combined with a mini-dissertation).

Timetable Info

The programme will be delivered via a blended learning approach, involving a mixture of on-line (approx. 80%) and face to face (approx. 20%) delivery.

Delivery Location

GMIT Mayo Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Bridie Coleman

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus,
Old Westport Rd,
Castlebar
Co. Mayo.
F23X853

Phone

0949025700

Email

LLLMayo@gmit.ie