Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, M.Eng.

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  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
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In the MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (Bauinformatik) you will learn how to apply computer science technologies to sustainable design, facilities management, energy management, and construction management.


The course is designed for professionals as well as young graduates from all computer science and engineering disciplines who want to improve their knowledge of customising information and communication technologies to support the design, commissioning and operation of civil engineering systems.

The course addresses the increasing need for engineers and architects with advanced knowledge and skills in the application of information and communication technologies to support sustainable design and operation of buildings and energy systems, facilities management, virtual construction, building information modelling (BIM) and structural engineering.

Lecturers are broadcast through the web, and can be attended either in UCC or from a remote location. Experts from six European universities contribute their knowledge to the course.

The course can be taken on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) basis with an option to complete at postgraduate diploma level. Lectures are broadcast using web-technology and can be attended either in UCC, in your home, or at your workplace. The majority of lectures are scheduled outside normal working hours. Block seminars consisting of full-day events are available once a month during academic periods. The course requires the completion of two projects, but can be combined with a work placement. A minor thesis contribution begins when all taught modules are completed successfully and involves four months of research work.

Programme Structure

 The course consists of four pillars:

  • the acquisition of new knowledge and practical skills in selected engineering disciplines
  • the acquisition of knowledge and skills in selected areas of computer science
  • the application of the newly-acquired knowledge in two projects
  • the development and submission of a minor research thesis. 

In the first teaching period students acquire knowledge of:

  • Smart Buildings, Facilities and Energy Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Knowledge Management or Computer Mediated Communication. 

In the first teaching period students acquire knowledge of:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM), Data Warehousing, and E-business
  • Virtual Construction, Automation in Construction or Finite Element Analysis (electives) 

The two projects focus on:

  • Software Engineering
  • Information Technology for Energy Systems in Buildings. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 12 months
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) or a Second Class Honours degree in Computer Science. The minimum grade is 2H2 or equivalent. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted (e.g. finalized 8th semester of Dipl.-Ing. Curriculum) subject to the approval of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Additionally, candidates whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of competence in English by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 7000 EU/EEA
  • Irish/EU €4,000 Part time per year


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