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What is the Course about?

Construction Projects supply the key infrastructure that is vital for the functioning of our modern society ranging from Schools to Hospitals, Houses, Apartment Buildings, Office Blocks, Factories, Warehouses, Data Centres and Shops & Retail. Construction Managers are responsible for managing the construction of these projects from concept to completion, ensuring that they meet the client's requirements and are completed on time and within budget.

Construction Managers must have a deep understanding of Construction Technology and the Construction Process. They must apply expert Project Management skills to manage challenging multi-faceted projects. They must be able to Plan, Organise and Coordinate as well as have strong Problem Solving and People Management skills.

Construction Managers work for Building Contractors, Project Management Consultants and directly for large clients. There are excellent Career prospects for Construction Managers with an expanding Irish economy ensuring a strong ongoing demand.

Course Structure

Our course is built around helping you to develop the key skills to become a Construction Manager. You will develop a deep understanding of different Methods of Construction and Construction Technology ranging from housing to complex commercial and industrial developments. You will learn about the Legal and Contractual framework used in construction. You will develop the key Project Management Skills of planning, organising and coordinating and a deep understanding of the lifecycle of construction projects. Day-to-day management of a construction project also requires strong operational management and you will study methods to maximise operational efficiency on site.

We believe in Learning by Doing. In addition to lectures, we place a strong emphasis on practical work. You will develop your skills through working on Individual and Team Projects that are focussed on real construction problems. This will enable you to improve your critical problem-solving and analytical skills. You will also gain experience in leading-edge technology and software as used in the construction industry,

A core part of the course is the industrial placement in the second semester of Year 3 where you will spend 6 months working in the industry.

Is this course for you?

Do you enjoy working on practical projects and working in teams with other people? Are you interested in building things?Do you want to work in a vibrant industry with great employment/career prospects?If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then Construction Management should be of interest to you!

Special Features:

  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) which means that it meets the high standards for Construction Management graduates set by the CIOB.
  • A strong commitment to Learning by Doing. Theory and Lectures are combined with practical individual and team-based projects which allow you to tackle real construction challenges.
  • Training in leading-edge technology and software for the construction industry to ensure that you are work ready on completion of your degree.
  • Equips you with the core skills of a Construction Manager in Construction Technology, Project Management, Legal & Contractual Framework & Site Management
  • 6-month industrial placement which allows you to learn and develop in an industrial setting and make vital contacts to help progress your career.
  • Excellent career prospects in an expanding construction industry

Year 1

Module Name Semester
Applied Mathematics (M) Semester1
AutoCAD, IT and Communications (M) Semester1
Domestic Technology and Structural Appreciation 1 (M) Semester1
Introduction to the Construction Industry (M) Semester1
Land Surveying (M) Semester1
Building Information Modelling 1 (M) Semester2
Building Services 1 (M) Semester2
Construction Management Fundamentals (M) Semester2
Domestic Technology and Structural Appreciation 2 (M) Semester2
Materials, Building and Land Surveying (M) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 2

Module Name Semester
Measurement and Estimating (M) Semester1
Building Services 2 (M) Semester1
Commercial and Industrial Technology 1, Sustainable Technology 1 (M) Semester1
Construction Health, Safety and Risk Management (M) Semester1
Earthworks Measurement (M) Semester1
Accounting and Mathematics (M) Semester2
Commercial and Industrial Technology 2, Sustainable Technology 2 (M) Semester2
Construction Law Introduction (M) Semester2
Contract Management & Planning 1 (M) Semester2
Measurement (M) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 3

Module Name Semester
Applied Site Management (M) Semester1
Contract Management and Planning 2 (M) Semester1
Integrated Construction Technology Project (M) Semester1
Professional Practice (M) Semester1
Research Methods (M) Semester1
Work Placement (M) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 4

Module Name Semester
Advanced Construction Technology (M) Semester1
BIM Management Process (M) Semester1
Built Environment Law (M) Semester1
Construction Administration 1, Site Operations Management (M) Semester1
Construction Administration 2 (M) Semester2
Contract Law and Public Procurement (M) Semester2
Dissertation (M) Semester2
Management of Construction Projects (M) Semester2
Organisational Behaviour (M) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may progress to an MSc in Management in the Built Environment or to research masters or doctoral studies at SETU Carlow or another third-level institution.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Career prospects are excellent for those working in the Construction Industry. As Ireland continues to grow and develop there is a growing demand for all types of construction ranging from new housing to hospitals, offices, schools, retail and industrial premises. These will all required skilled Construction managers. You can expect to work in one of the following areas:

  • Work With Building Contractors - managing the construction process to deliver top class projects
  • Work With Project Management Consultants - working as a project manager with clients to manage a project from the initial conception stage through the design and construction phases to final completion and handover.
  • Work with Property Developers - working directly for property developers to manage their whole property procurement process from project identification through to project completion.
  • Work with Large Organisations on their Building Infrastructures needs - Many large retail and industrial companies have internal building procurement offices who are responsible for managing their new building developments.

Course Leader

Mr Anthony Dempsey

Assistant Lecturer -

Call: +353599175448

Email: [email protected]