Taught course

Construction Informatics

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Construction
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The minimum entry level is an honours 2.2 (Level 8) Bachelor Degree along with relevant work experience in the construction sector. Selection will be made on a combination of interview, academic achievement and interest in and critical awareness of the particular application of ICT in the construction process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This exciting new course has been designed to provide experienced professionals and graduate students in the Architect, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry an opportunity to become educated in the field of construction informatics. It has been developed in response to considerable demand for an additional qualification and specialisation in this discipline. The primary emphasis of the programme is on learning how existing technologies can be more efficiently applied throughout the construction process for example inception of design to completion and management of completed facilities.

The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the College of Engineering and the Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approximately 25-30 students. Because of the applied nature of the programme, it is expected that, initially at least, the students will come with an honours 2.2 undergraduate qualifications in a level 8 degree in civil, building or structural engineering, as well as architecture or practitioners/professionals who have a recognised degree in qualification and are currently working in the construction industry.

The content of the programme, delivered both on a full time and a part time basis includes modules pertinent to the practice of namely architects, engineers, construction managers, facility managers and quantity surveyors. The programme’s focus is strongly oriented towards the development of the underlying knowledge and the skills involved in the application of ICT in the AEC industry.

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
part time
30 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Alan Hore
Email
alan.hore@dit.ie
Phone
01 402 3873