Applied Construction Cost Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5850
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.
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About

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 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.

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Administration
  • Civil Engineering Measurement
  • Project Cost and Financial Control
  • Commercial Management
  • Strategic & Project Management Integration for Construction
  • 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
Year 2
  • Semester 3: Dissertation
Assessment

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 180

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.

  • 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; and
  • Evidence of interest in and commitment to postgraduate construction research

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 5850 EU/EEA

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