Applied Construction Cost Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
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 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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International Applies to you

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5850 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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