Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) (Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design))

TU Dublin (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin

General Information
Contact

Joseph Little

Email

Joseph.little@tudublin.ie

Phone

(01) 402 3690 (school office)

Address

TU Dublin.
Bolton Street,
Dublin 1

Role

Assistant Head of School

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/09/2021

Start Date

10/09/2021

End Date

03/06/2022

About this Course

The Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) created the ‘nZEB’ (Nearly Zero Energy Building) Standard in support of a low carbon economy. The Standard (transposed into Part L of Irish Building Regulations) requires that all new non-domestic buildings must meet the nZEB standard since January 1st 2019. The Directive also provides for deep renovation of existing buildings. As the Standard for non-domestic business (for example) represents an increase of ~60% over the previous Part L, it is clear the scale of challenge for all building designers/specifiers and builders, requires a step change in knowledge, skills and behaviour. Pillars 1-3 of 'Future Jobs Ireland 2019' and Goals 50,55,56,57 of 'Climate Action Plan 2019' acknowledge the national significance of this upskilling. Dublin School of Architecture has developed a suite of blended online upskilling programmes, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) (PGCert BPEED), the first stage of the nested Building Performance Masters, to provide the necessary upskilling to architects, architectural technologists, surveyors and engineers at postgraduate level. PGCert BPEED aims to develop the student’s capacity to engage in digital analysis, energy performance, design and renovation of new and existing buildings of varied type and levels of complexity, through a variety of energy analysis & simulation software applications. PGCert BPEED is taught over two semesters in one year. Each semester comprises 300 learning hours, which equates to a commitment of ~20 hours in most weeks of each module. Acknowledging the target group is generally employed, time poor & located throughout Ireland, the Programme is offered in blended online mode, with a well-tested, robust and flexible structure. The delivery suits those upskilling, re-skilling & returning to work. Due to sophisticated online delivery & lecturer experience the move fully online in March 2020 was very successful. For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/msp3wtfd

Entry Requirements

The PGCert BPEED programme is open to the following categories of applicants:
Registered architects;
Professionally qualified architects with two years industry experience post-graduation;
Registered Architectural Technologists;
Professionally qualified Architectural Technologists (with Level 8 degree) with two years industry experience post-graduation;
Professionally qualified Architectural Technologists (with Level 7 degree) subject to a minimum 2.2 Level 8 qualification plus 2 years minimum relevant accredited professional experience, or equivalent.
Registered Building Surveyors;
Building Surveyors with two years industry experience post-graduation, subject to interview;
Chartered Engineers;
Professionally qualified Engineers with two years industry experience post-graduation, subject to interview;
Other technical design professionals subject to a minimum 2.2 Level 8 qualification plus 2 years minimum relevant accredited professional experience, or equivalent.

Long Description

The Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) created the ‘nZEB’ (Nearly Zero Energy Building) Standard in support of a low carbon economy. The Standard (transposed into Part L of Irish Building Regulations) requires that all new non-domestic buildings must meet the nZEB standard since January 1st 2019. The Directive also provides for deep renovation of existing buildings. As the Standard for non-domestic business (for example) represents an increase of ~60% over the previous Part L, it is clear the scale of challenge for all building designers/specifiers and builders, requires a step change in knowledge, skills and behaviour. Pillars 1-3 of 'Future Jobs Ireland 2019' and Goals 50,55,56,57 of 'Climate Action Plan 2019' acknowledge the national significance of this upskilling. Dublin School of Architecture has developed a suite of blended online upskilling programmes, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) (PGCert BPEED), the first stage of the nested Building Performance Masters, to provide the necessary upskilling to architects, architectural technologists, surveyors and engineers at postgraduate level. PGCert BPEED aims to develop the student’s capacity to engage in digital analysis, energy performance, design and renovation of new and existing buildings of varied type and levels of complexity, through a variety of energy analysis & simulation software applications. PGCert BPEED is taught over two semesters in one year. Each semester comprises 300 learning hours, which equates to a commitment of ~20 hours in most weeks of each module. Acknowledging the target group is generally employed, time poor & located throughout Ireland, the Programme is offered in blended online mode, with a well-tested, robust and flexible structure. The delivery suits those upskilling, re-skilling & returning to work. Due to sophisticated online delivery & lecturer experience the move fully online in March 2020 was very successful. For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/msp3wtfd

Delivery Location

Bolton Street campus (near top of O'Connell Street, Dublin 1) and online.

Delivery Notes

The delivery of TU412 Postgraduate Certificate in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) programme suits building design professionals, based all over Ireland, who are seeking to upskill, re-skill & return to work.

There are a range of ways in which the schedule and delivery have been structured to suit students who are fully employed professionals. The only fixed dates are webinars on the first four Tuesdays at 8pm, an online exam at 8pm on the second and fourth Thursdays, the workshop at the end of the fifth week and the project submission. Flexibility is provided via (a) the online resources; (b) videoed lectures that can be repeatedly watched (slowed down or sped up); (c) the recording of webinars to allow later watching; (d) the provision of repeat online exams within the same semester; and the Autumn supplemental exams and project submissions.

Students should plan for a weekly commitment of ~20 hours in most weeks of each module.

The programme is usually delivered in blended online mode, with only the initial induction session and the end-of-module afternoon feedback workshops on campus. In academic year 2021-22 we hope to be able to provide these workshops synchronously on campus and online.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

admissions

Address

Tu Dublin Admissions Office
Rathdown House
Lower Grangegorman Road
Dublin 7

Phone

012206088

Email

admissions@tudublin.ie

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