Bachelor of Science in Construction Site Management (Bachelor of Science in Construction Site Management )

Waterford Institute of Technology (ESITE)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Built Environment

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke | Mr Brian Graham

Email

lquirke@wit.ie

Phone

051834137

Address

Springboard Administrator
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Main Campus
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/08/2020

Start Date

13/09/2020

End Date

06/08/2021

About this Course

The modern Construction Site Manager requires a range of management, technical and interpersonal skills to successfully deliver buildings and infrastructure. This course has been developed in collaboration with industry to meet a critical need for suitably qualified and experienced Construction Site Managers. It is aimed at those who currently work in construction or related industries and those who aspire to a position of supervisory management within construction. The primary objectives of the course are:

1.Managing Self: Advance the professional development of learners 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

Participants will be the busy Tradesperson, Foreman or Site Manager, who want to up-skill whilst maintaining their employment. The course is delivered on a part-time basis using a blended learning approach, facilitating student flexibility in terms of pace and place, and ensuring that companies retain and up-skill staff while in the workplace.

The course has been designed to reflect the needs of employers, best practice in Construction Management education and the Chartered Institute of Buildings 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. The course recognizes the need for Site Managers to up-skill in relation to the move towards a low carbon economy. It specifically addresses sustainable construction methodologies including the new building regulations, Passive-Haus, NZEB, air tightness, thermal bridging, insulation, ventilation, energy efficiency, carbon emissions etc. These concepts are integrated through an educational visit to the WWETBs NZEB Training Centre to learn about the latest developments in this important area.

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.
Cognate discipline areas of study include: civil engineering, construction studies, construction economics, architecture, architectural technology, building services, building surveying, quantity surveying, energy engineering, energy management, building physics, physical and chemical sciences, health and safety, fire safety, fire management, fire systems, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, process engineering, electronic engineering, systems engineering.

Applicants who have a senior trades apprenticeship qualification in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, brick and stonelaying, electrical instrumentation, electronic security systems, instrumentation, industrial electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing technology, mechanical automation, pipefitting 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 Institutes Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis. This RPL process includes the matching of the candidates prior learning (education and experiential) with the equivalent Level 6 programme outcomes. Bridging studies may be offered where an applicant requires up skilling.

Eligible applicants must at least meet the minimum English language requirements for the Institute as detailed in the Quality Manual.

https://www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements

Long Description

The modern Construction Site Manager requires a range of management, technical and interpersonal skills to successfully deliver buildings and infrastructure. This course has been developed in collaboration with industry to meet a critical need for suitably qualified and experienced Construction Site Managers. It is aimed at those who currently work in construction or related industries and those who aspire to a position of supervisory management within construction. The primary objectives of the course are:

1.Managing Self: Advance the professional development of learners 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

Participants will be the busy Tradesperson, Foreman or Site Manager, who want to up-skill whilst maintaining their employment. The course is delivered on a part-time basis using a blended learning approach, facilitating student flexibility in terms of pace and place, and ensuring that companies retain and up-skill staff while in the workplace.

The course has been designed to reflect the needs of employers, best practice in Construction Management education and the Chartered Institute of Buildings 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. The course recognizes the need for Site Managers to up-skill in relation to the move towards a low carbon economy. It specifically addresses sustainable construction methodologies including the new building regulations, Passive-Haus, NZEB, air tightness, thermal bridging, insulation, ventilation, energy efficiency, carbon emissions etc. These concepts are integrated through an educational visit to the WWETBs NZEB Training Centre to learn about the latest developments in this important area.

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

Semester 3
Site Management Placement

Why Choose This Course

The BSc in Construction Site Management has been developed in response to the industry’s critical need for suitably qualified and experienced Site Managers. Participants typically include those who have progressed to a supervisory/management role from a trades background and/or with substantial site experience. A full Level 7 qualification, it is delivered over 12 months via an innovative blended delivery approach combining classroom and online learning. This has proven to be attractive to both learners and their employers, facilitating student flexibility and ensuring that companies retain and upskill staff while remaining in the workplace. The course places a strong emphasis upon recognising and incorporating the learner’s experiences into the learning process moving away from teaching to learning that embraces reflection, discussion and guided development. The curriculum focuses upon the development of both construction-specific competencies and broader personal and professional skills. Through this educational process, graduates of the course have grown in confidence and are now assured in their role as Construction Management professionals.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the Level 7 graduates can progress onto the level 8 BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering programme at WIT. The primary aim of the course is to produce high calibre individuals to progress to a site management role in a construction company.

Timetable Info

The course will be delivered via blended delivery with student required to attend the Main Campus in WIT 4 times per semester for two full days Thursday and Fridays from 9am to 6pm .

For the first Semester (September to December), the dates for attendance at WIT have been provisionally set as follows:
17th & 18th September
8th & 9th October
29th & 30th October
19th & 20th November

Delivery Location

Main Cork Road Campus, WIT

Delivery Notes

The course takes place over 12 months, is a full Level 7 degree and we use a blend of on-campus classes and online delivery. This requires participants to attend WIT on 8 occasions throughout the year (2 day sessions held on a Thursday & Friday from 9am to 6pm). In between these sessions, you will be supported by the lecturers through our online learning system, Moodle and will be required to complete various assessments as part of your studies (e.g. reports, class tests, presentations etc.).

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Team

Email

springboard@wit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx

Application Procedures

To apply for a place on the BSc in Construction Site Management programme you must log into www.springboardcourses.ie to submit an on- line application.

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