PG Diploma Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying (PG Diploma Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying)

Cork Institute of Technology (TBC_ PG Diploma)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Construction

General Information
Contact

Daniel Cahill

Email

daniel.cahill@cit.ie

Phone

+353 (0)21 433 5420

Address

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

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2020

Start Date

05/10/2020

End Date

31/05/2021

About this Course

Upskilling course that would take someone with a good Quantity Surveying or Building Services first degree who may have an interest in, or may already be, working in this discipline.
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
Mandatory
Building Services Evaluation
Contract Admin
Dispute Resolution
M&E Cost Planning
Construction Project Management

Electives, choose 2 from
Quantity Surveying: principles and practice
Built Environment visualisation: Drawings & CAD to BIM
Built Environment Org & Leadership
Construction Knowledge Mgt & BIM
Research Skills and Practice
Facilities Management: Infrastucture

Semester 2
Mandatory
M&E Measurement
M & E Quantity Surveying: Project
Quantity Surveying: advanced practice
Work Experience

Electives, choose 2 from
Global Project Management
Construction Value & Risk Mgt
Built Environment Strategic Management
Research Project Development

Objectives

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a wide and systematic knowledge of the activities constituting Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying, including Mechanical and Electrical Services, Cost Planning and Control and Measurement and Bill of Quantities Production; they will have an understanding of the key parameters and the business, technical, economic, environmental and social issues relating to the built environment.
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 Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying 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 Quantity Surveying or a semi-cognate discipline in Building Services.

Long Description

Upskilling course that would take someone with a good Quantity Surveying or Building Services first degree who may have an interest in, or may already be, working in this discipline.
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
Mandatory
Building Services Evaluation
Contract Admin
Dispute Resolution
M&E Cost Planning
Construction Project Management

Electives, choose 2 from
Quantity Surveying: principles and practice
Built Environment visualisation: Drawings & CAD to BIM
Built Environment Org & Leadership
Construction Knowledge Mgt & BIM
Research Skills and Practice
Facilities Management: Infrastucture

Semester 2
Mandatory
M&E Measurement
M & E Quantity Surveying: Project
Quantity Surveying: advanced practice
Work Experience

Electives, choose 2 from
Global Project Management
Construction Value & Risk Mgt
Built Environment Strategic Management
Research Project Development

Why Choose This Course

The traditional approach to quantity surveying on building projects as being where the quantity surveyor deals with the cost of the building work and the consultant services engineers deal with the mechanical and electrical elements of the project. However, the introduction of the requirement for complete measurement of these elements for the Public Works Contracts used within the Irish construction industry in 2007 to minimise risk brought about a significant change in the industry. There is now a distinct and established need for Quantity Surveyors with the specific skill and capability to measure and financially manage all aspects of mechanical and electrical services.
In addition, 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. The other is the established need for capable professionals to provide mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying services.
This course addresses this problem by upskilling established Quantity Surveyors or Building Services Engineers with the necessary technology, skills and capability to successfully financially manage the building services elements of construction developments.
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

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 provide Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying services.

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

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Address

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

Phone

+ 353 (0)21 433 5040

Email

admissions@cit.ie

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: https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

Apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie