Bachelor of Science in Construction - Facilities & Energy Management (Hons)

Institute of Technology Carlow

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Construction - Facilities & Energy Management (Hons)

Institute of Technology Carlow


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 organizations increasingly recognize 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 on the environment. The Facilities & Energy Management programme aims to provide graduates with the required skills to fulfill 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 utilizes 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 realized 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 organizations.

What are follow-on opportunities 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 organization with over 47,000 members worldwide.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1

Mandatory Subjects

  • Construction Technology 1
  • Building Services 1
  • Materials & Structural Appreciation
  • Surveying
  • Management & Measurement
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Construction Drawing, CAD & Information Technology

Year 2

Mandatory Subjects

  • Construction Technology 2
  • Building Services 2
  • Construction Detailing CAD & Information Technology
  • Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying & Estimating
  • Management & Law
  • Mathematics 2

Year 3

Mandatory Subjects

  • Building Performance Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Services Technology
  • Fire Safety & Security
  • Quantity Surveying and Management
  • Energy Technology
  • Integrated Project

Year 4

Mandatory Subjects

  • Facilities & Energy Management
  • Law and Documentation
  • Management
  • Building Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Dissertation

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 modeling, 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.


Course Code CW448

Course Places 2013 15

Last Years Points Range MAX 305 AVERAGE 295 CUT OFF 280

Duration 4 Years

Last updated February 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
4 years
Full time
Ireland - Carlow, County Carlow
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Ireland - Carlow, County Carlow
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