BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN CONSTRUCTION - FACILITIES & ENERGY MANAGEMENT
What is this course about?
The Professional Facilities Manager is responsible for the provision, operation, maintenance & renewal of buildings & infrastructure within the commercial, industrial & public sectors.
The profession is growing in importance worldwide as organisations increasingly recognise the need for Facilities Managers who have the technical & leadership skills to performance manage buildings and complexes in the most cost effective & sustainable manner possible. There is also increased demand for professionals who can manage a building’s energy consumption efficiently and with minimal impact to the environment. The Facilities & Energy Management programme aims to provide graduates with the required skills to fulfil all of these functions.
This course has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind and provides exit opportunities at the end of Year 2 (Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology (NFQ Level 6) and at the end of Year 3 a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management NFQ Level 7.
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates of the programme will work as Facilities Managers with responsibilities for providing, maintaining and developing a myriad of services. This range from property strategy, space management and communications infrastructure to building maintenance, administration and contract management. Buildings & Infrastructure in the commercial, industrial & public sector often utilise complex building information & maintenance technology systems. Facilities Managers will be required to operate these complex information management systems to ensure the highest building performance is realised and sustained.
Graduates of this programme may also find employment in the energy management of Industrial, Commercial & Public Sector facilities either within the client or contract organisations.
What follow-on opportunities are available?
Graduates of this course can progress to postgraduate study at either Masters or Doctoral level.
Recognition by Professional Bodies
Graduates from this course meet the academic requirements for Corporate membership of the C.I.O.B. (Chartered Institute of Building), an international organisation with over 47,000 members worldwide.
What subjects will I study?
- Construction Technology 1
- Building Services 1
- Materials & Structural Appreciation
- Management & Measurement
- Applied Mathematics
- Construction Drawing, CAD & Information Technology
- Construction Technology 2
- Building Services 2
- Construction Detailing CAD & Information Technology
- Quantity Surveying & Estimating
- Management & Law
- Mathematics 2
- Building Performance Technology
- Environmental Science
- Services Technology
- Fire Safety & Security
- Quantity Surveying and Management
- Energy Technology
- Integrated Project
- Facilities & Energy Management
- Law and Documentation
- Building Economics
- Accounting & Finance
What are the minimum entry requirements?
Leaving Certificate: 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level C3 or better. 4 subjects at Ordinary Level D3 or better.
Subjects required: English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade D3 or better and Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade D3 or better.
Graduates of Higher Certificate: Graduates of a relevant Higher Certificate are eligible to enter at Year 3 of this course.
Graduates of an Ordinary Degree: Graduates of a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 of this course.
Mature applicants will be interviewed and assessed on an individual basis.
Special features of the course
Students will study manufacturing facilities management, building information modelling, maintenance & asset management systems along with condition monitoring & energy diagnostic equipment.
Students also will visit Commercial & Industrial Facilities sites during the course to support the integrated project learning.
CAO Entry NFQ LEVEL 8
Course Code CW448
Course Places 2013 15
Last Years Points Range MAX 305 AVERAGE 295 CUT OFF 280
Duration 4 Years
Last updated September 28, 2017