PG Diploma Facilities Management & Building Information Management (PG Diploma Facilities Management & Building Information Management)

Cork Institute of Technology (TBC_Building Information Mngt)
Key Programme Details

Postgraduate Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended


Full Time

ECTS Credits




General Information

Daniel Cahill



+353 (0)21 433 5420


Department of Construction, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 P928, Ireland.


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About this Course

Upskilling course that would take someone with a good first degree in a construction discipline who may have an interest in acquiring advanced management and technology skills for the role of managing a built environment facility.
The programme is a mix of mandatory modules that focus on specific discipline subjects complemented by elective modules that enable the learner to design their own course based on their specific interests and/or education needs.


Graduates will be able to demonstrate a wide and systematic knowledge of facilities management principles and their practical application in the management of a built environment facility and/or infrastructure; they will have an understanding of the key parameters and the business, technical, economic, environmental and social issues relating to Facilities Management.
They will be able to communicate practical solutions to problems; demonstrate flexibility and adaptability; demonstrate the capacity to handle uncertainty and unforeseen events; be critically aware of the facilities, business and project environment; possess a broad perspective of business and project goals; assume greater responsibility and to contribute to groups and teams; and demonstrate specialist skills and expertise while possessing a balanced, objective and well focused perspective.
They will Possess a broad range of personal and organisational skills such as conceptual, diagnostic, technical, interpersonal, informational, communication, risk taking, analytical, problem solving; demonstrate rational decision making, an ability to build trust and communicate effectively; gain and use power appropriately, manage relationships, cultural differences and workforce diversity and create high performance teams.
They will be able to define and resolve structured & un-structured problems; analyse soft or hard issue problems; interpret clear/un-clear problems; demonstrate qualitative and quantitative judgement based on experience and intuition; demonstrate objectivity when dealing with complex issues.
They will be able to apply the knowledge learned in different environments in their own organisations, projects and facilities; apply knowledge in contexts which are unpredictable/predictable, which are contingent on the organisation, the facility, projects and the business environment; demonstrate awareness, flexibility and anticipation of these contexts and adapt accordingly.
They will be able to assume responsibility within their organisation; lead, create, initiate and stimulate thoughtful responses to project requirements and problems, etc; demonstrate an ability to implement communication structures within a project organisation.
They will be able to evaluate their own learning, identify knowledge gaps, and take responsibility for the pursuit of academic professional development pathways; identify a shared concern to actually learn and create a supportive learning culture in their organization; be aware that learning leads to a better future for employees, affording them psychological safety and promotional prospects; recognise there is an opportunity for shared learning and information in the management of knowledge in project environments.
They will be able to critically evaluate the technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social implications of Facilities Management solutions; demonstrate confidence which reflects their academic achievements and practical experience and be respected in the workplace; demonstrate an ability to act as a role model; act as a facilitator within their organisation and encourage other employees to offer new ideas thus ensuring the spread of new innovative knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a Level 8 Honours Degree Programme in a cognate Construction discipline.

Long Description

Upskilling course that would take someone with a good first degree in a construction discipline who may have an interest in acquiring advanced management and technology skills for the role of managing a built environment facility.
The key element of the course is to provide students with the necessary understanding of the activities and processes that they will be managing as well as providing capability in technological change that the industry is undergoing.
In addition, it is anticipated that the course will meet all the accreditation requirements for the relevant professional bodies and graduates would be able to attain chartered professional status.

Semester 1
Facilities Management: Infrastucture
Built Environment Org & Leadership
Construction Knowledge Mgt & BIM
Contract Admin/Dispute Resolution

Electives, choose 2 from
Building Services Evaluation
Built Environment visualisation: Drawings & CAD to BIM
Construction Project Management
Construction Technology: Residential to Low tech.
M&E Cost Planning
Research Skills and Practice

Semester 2
Built Environment Strategic Management
Facilities Management: Operations
FM & BIM: Project
Global Project Management

Electives, choose 2 from
Construction Technology: Complex
Construction Value & Risk Mgt
M&E Measurement
Research Project Development

Why Choose This Course

Society is currently experiencing profound and significant change enabled by extraordinary technology advances such as digital, robotic and 3D technologies that are merging the physical, digital and biological. They are also impacting the Construction Industry to a similar extent leading to changes in how we think about what, where and how, commission and construct or adapt our built environment and infrastructure.
Against this backdrop of disruptive technological change and managerial complexity, there are significant issues of concern for the industry. The first must be the impact of disruptive technological change, both for the industry itself and those that it serves and the implications this will have for the industry. Whilst current graduates will join the industry equipped with the necessary skills and capability to cope with this there are a significant number of construction professionals who will be grappling with this technological change. The scale and complexity of projects also necessitates a more advanced level of management and leadership capability.
This Human Capital Initiative support for this programme represents a significant investment in an exciting and dynamic industry that plays a vital role in underpinning all of society’s needs. Without the skilled and creative people working in an adaptable, resilient and flexible industry to provide buildings and infrastructure, and the space and facilities it provides, society could not undertake all of the other activities that we need and want to do! And, even more so with the need to adapt and repurpose our buildings and infrastructure due to the impact of COVID-19!

Career Opportunities

Through interaction with the CIT Careers Service, the learner will be provided with the tools to engage in effective Career Planning and Management. Careers education will be facilitated through tailored employability workshops, one-to-one support, relevant career resources and, networking opportunities with employers and recruitment agencies, thus leading to increased job readiness.
This course provides career opportunities by upskilling/reskilling existing construction professionals with the necessary technology, management and leadership skills and capability to efficiently and effectively manage built environment facilities.

Timetable Info

Each module will typically consist of 2 hour lectures on either Mondays and Fridays, however this will probably be by remote learning due to the restrictions of COVID-19: supplemented by a one hour online tutorial forum.
Choice of electives may depend on timetable availability and viable numbers.

Delivery Notes


Admissions Contact Details

The Admissions Office, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 P928, Ireland.


+ 353 (0)21 433 5040


RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module but may not be applicable in all situations. More details on this can be found at this link:

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