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 approx. 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.
The Dublin Institute of Technology’s MSc in Construction Informatics (IT) will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the formal assessments of the programme. Students will have the option to exit the programme with a Post Graduate Certificate (30 credits) or a Post Graduate Diploma (60 credits).
The programme aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in ICT in the AEC sector.
Structure of Modules
All candidates will need to complete the following obligatory modules.
The remaining 8 modules are elective comprising basic modules and extended project modules. Students have the choice to select 6 additional modules from the suite of modules on offer. Extended project modules can only be chosen after the relevant basic module has been completed. Students can gather 15 ECTS credits in semesters 1-4 and 30 ECTS credits in semester 5, which equates to a total of 90 credits in the 5 semesters of the part time programme and a total of 30 credits per semester, which equates to 90 credits in the 3 semesters of the full time programme.
The programme is assessed 100% by project assessments only. The assessment methodology will be closely aligned to the learning outcomes of the modules.
The programme is predominantly delivered online using readily available and robust online web conferencing technology. The students normally gather in DIT Bolton Street prior to the start of each module for typically a morning, where the module leaders will introduce the students to each module and provide them with the project brief and assessment. Thereafter, students can study from the comfort of their homes.
Timetable / Hours
A typical 5 credit module would equate to 120 hours of learning. Each 5 credit module is delivered over a 5 week block, with online lecturers and tutorials taking place on two evenings a week, typically between 19.30-21.30.
The minimum entry level is an honours 2.2 undergraduate Level 8 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.
No work experience is required.
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