Taught course

Construction (Applied) Cost Management

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Construction
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) bachelor degree or equivalent. Given the applied nature of the programme, it is expected that students will come with undergraduate qualifications in quantity surveying, construction economics, construction economics & management, or equivalent. Selection will be made, following interview, using the following criteria: academic achievement; relevance of undergraduate qualification; interest in and critical awareness of role of the Quantity Surveyor in cost management of building services installations and/or civil engineering work; evidence of interest in and commitment to postgraduate construction research. Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This exciting new full-time programme has been designed to provide an opportunity for quantity surveying graduates to become educated in specialised areas of their profession that are not generally covered in great detail in their undergraduate degrees. It has been developed in response to considerable demand for an additional qualification and specialisation in the discipline.

The primary emphasis of the programme is on developing the knowledge and skills of construction cost management of building services installations and civil engineering works. The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the Faculty of the Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approximately 20-25 students. Because of the applied nature of the programme, it is expected that, initially at least, the students will come with undergraduate qualifications in quantity surveying, construction economics, construction economics and management, or equivalent.

The content of the programme includes subjects pertinent to the practice of quantity surveyors and construction economics professionals, but of a more specialised nature than those normally covered in their undergraduate degrees. The programme’s focus is strongly oriented towards the development of the underlying knowledge and the skills involved in construction cost management, especially of the building services and civil engineering work. This programme should be of particular interest to international students who want to study on a full-time basis in Ireland.

Information for international students

International Student Office, Dublin Institute of Technology, International Office, DIT, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Find out more at the International Office: telephone: +353 1 402 4253/ 7844; email: pg.international@dit.ie.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Charles Mitchell
Email
charles.mitchell@dit.ie
Phone
01 402 3864