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 approx. 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 & management, or equivalent.The content of the programme, delivered over 1½ years (3 Semesters) full-time 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 programmes 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. See Programme Content for further details.
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Semester 1: Civil Engineering Technology; Civil Engineering Administration; Civil Engineering Measurement; Project Cost and Financial Control; Commercial Management; Strategic & Project Management Integration for Construction
Semester 2: M&E Services Technology; M&E Measurement and Cost Management; Construction Cost Informatics; Research Studies; Sustainability in Construction; Professional Practice or Corporate Real Estate Management
Semester 3: Dissertation
The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and examinations. Assessments in the form of examinations will normally take place at the end of the respective semesters in January and May, with supplemental examinations in September. In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.
Students can only progress from one academic year to the next providing all the required assessments in the pre-requisite
Timetable / Hours
It is expected that there will normally be between 12 and 15 contact hours per week in Semester 1 and 2. Given the intensive nature of a taught Masters' programme, which involves a considerable amount of self study and self-directed learning and the fact that subjects are new, students are advised to keep a clear working week, and to minimize other commitments in order to participate in the course.
In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) undergraduate 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.
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.
No work experience is required.
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