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

Waterford Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
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BSc (Hons) in Construction Site Management

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Building Technology

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

springboard@wit.ie

Phone

00353 51 834137

Address

School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/09/2021

Start Date

14/10/2021

End Date

26/08/2022

About this Course

The BSc (Hons) in Construction Management is a NFQ Level 8 qualification specifically aimed at those currently working in a Site Management role who aspire to progress to a Project Management position. It has been developed in collaboration with local and national construction companies, the South East Regional Skills Forum and the Construction Industry Federation and builds upon WIT’s long-standing position as an innovator in Construction Management (CM) education. A full Level 8 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. Consisting of 3 semesters worth 20 credits each, there is a strong emphasis upon the development of advanced project management skills, innovation and problem-solving, personal and professional development, advanced information technology skills (including scheduling software and BIM) and applied research based on problem(s) identified in industry.

Semester 1
Applied Research Methods
Project Programming Management
Development Economics
Construction Collaboration Technology

Semester 2
Construction Law
Quality and HRM
Construction Management Research

Semester 3
Value Management
Professional Practice
Construction Management Practice

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a NFQ Level 7 degree in Construction Management (such as WITs BSc in Construction Site Management) or in a cognate area of study in the built environment.

Entry to the programme may also be allowed via the Institutes Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis. The RPL process includes the matching of the applicants prior learning (education and experiential) with the equivalent Level 7 programme outcomes.

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 7 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.

Long Description

The BSc (Hons) in Construction Management is specifically aimed at those working in a Site Management role who aspire to progress to a Project Management position. It has been developed in collaboration with local and national construction companies, the South East Regional Skills Forum and the CIF and builds upon WITs position as an innovator in Construction Management (CM) education. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has only served to expedite a substantial change, driven by both new technologies/materials and a demand for green construction and climate change mitigation (EGFSN, 2020), reinforcing the critical role which Construction Managers play in delivering increasingly complex projects. The course places the modern Construction Manager within the discipline of project management and the broader context of the construction industry and wider society. The primary objectives of the course are:

1. Managing Self: Advance the professional development of learners in terms of
innovation, problem-solving and advanced personal and interpersonal skills
for the role of Project Management.

2. Managing Others: Develop key management and leadership skills related to managing
people, schedules and budgets on complex construction projects.

Consisting of 3 semesters worth 20 credits each, there is a strong emphasis upon the development of advanced project management skills, innovation and problem-solving, personal and professional development, advanced information technology skills (including scheduling and BIM) and applied action research in the form of a Dissertation. The incorporation of participants prior industry experience features prominently, particularly through Professional Practice and CM Practice. The course is delivered over 1 year on a part-time basis, adopting a flexible approach requiring participants to attend classes for 8 x 2-day sessions. This approach facilitates student flexibility and ensures that companies retain and up-skill staff while in the workplace; feedback from employers and participants indicates that this approach is preferable to evening or weekend classes.

Career Opportunities

The primary aim of the course is to produce high calibre individuals to progress their careers from a site management role in a Project Management role. On completion of this course, 7 graduates can progress onto the Level 9 MSc in Construction Project Management programme at WIT. Subject to having appropriate management experience, graduates can also apply for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Timetable Info

We have had to revise the schedule for this course, and we are now proposing to hold classes in WIT on the following dates:
• 14th & 15th October
• 11th & 12th November
• 25th & 26th November
• 9th & 10th December

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorraine Quirke

Phone

051834137

Email

lquirke@wit.ie

Application Procedures

Apply via: www.springboardcourses.ie