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|Application deadline:||31st August 2011|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||30 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
This part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-quantity surveying graduates to become educated for a career in the construction industry in quantity surveying/construction economics in Ireland and abroad. It has been developed as an alternative route into the quantity surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honours undergraduate degree. The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the College of Engineering and Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approx. 20-25 students from different disciplines and backgrounds.
The content of the programme, delivered over 2 ½ years (5 Semesters) includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Quantity Surveyors and construction economics professionals. The programmes focus is strongly oriented towards quantity surveying practice, building measurement, the management and economics of development. See Course Content for further details.
Semester 1: Construction Technology 1; Quantity Surveying Practice 1; Building Measurement 1
Semester 2: Construction Technology 2; Quantity Surveying Practice 2; Building Measurement 2
Semester 3: Construction Economics; Project Cost and Financial Control; Advanced Measurement or Project Management
Semester 4: Construction Law; Development Project; Commercial Surveying or Professional Practice
Semester 5: Research Methods and Dissertation or Company Project
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 modules have been passed.
In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) undergraduate degree or equivalent. Selection will be made, following interview, using the following criteria.
* Academic achievement
* Relevant employment experience
* Evidence of commitment to a career in Quantity Surveying
* Interest in and critical awareness of role of the Quantity Surveyor and
* Evidence of interest in 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.
|CAE score:||80(Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
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