BSc in Construction Site Management (BSc in Construction Site Management )

Waterford Institute of Technology (ESITE ( Level 7))
Key Programme Details
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BSc in Construction Site Management

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Building Technology

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

lquirke@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

16/08/2021

Start Date

09/09/2021

End Date

20/08/2022

About this Course

This course is now closed for applications for 2021/22.

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.

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

Summer
Site Management Placement


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.

Long Description

This course has been developed in collaboration with industry to meet a critical need for suitably qualified and experienced Construction Site Managers, who require a range of management, technical and interpersonal skills to successfully deliver increasingly complex building and infrastructural projects. It is aimed at those who currently work in construction or related industries and 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

The course is delivered on a part-time basis using a blended learning approach, facilitating student flexibility and ensuring that companies retain and up-skill staff while in the workplace. Participants are required to attend classes for 8 x 2 day teaching sessions across 12-months, which enables them and their employer to plan for their absence from the ever-busy construction site. Feedback from all stakeholders to-date has been that this mode of delivery is preferable to evening or weekend delivery which can prove problematic in construction, where long hours and temporary, geographically dispersed work locations are the norm.

The course has been designed to reflect the needs of employers, best practices in education and professional body requirements. It places a strong emphasis upon the development of management skills; coupled with an in-depth knowledge of building technologies and services; and the legal responsibilities of the modern Site Manager. The course facilitates the upskilling of participants in relation to the move towards a low carbon economy, increasing use of digital technologies in project delivery and the need for increased productivity in all aspects of construction site management.

Career Opportunities

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

Blended Online & On-campus full day Thursday and Friday once per month

• 9th & 10th September
• 30th September & 1st October
• 4th & 5th November
• 2nd & 3rd December
Classes will take place from 9am until 6pm each day.

Delivery Location

Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorraine Quirke

Address

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

Phone

051834137

Email

lquirke@wit.ie

RPL Information

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

Application Procedures

Apply via: www.springboardcourses.ie

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