Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_ECTEC_7
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Construction & Surveying
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)a broadly-based theoretical, scientific and technical understanding in construction technology.
 (b)mathematics for construction
 (c)an understanding of the role of ICT for construction.
 (d)an understanding of management and business in the context of common industrial practice.
 (e)specific codes of practice in common engineering problems, including the role of design factors.
 (f)the codes of practice relating to hazards and operational safety.
 (g)the need for operational safety by design and good working practices
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)the terminology, nomenclature, and/or classification systems appropriate to the subject area
 (b)construction technology theories, concepts and principles
 (c)methods for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting construction related information
 (d)the identification, definition and resolution of routine problems
 (e)relevant legal, quality and regulatory frameworks
 (f)current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved
 (g)some aspect of the defining elements of the subject area as a result of individual study or research
 (h)the characteristics of commonly occurring engineering materials and components and the characteristics of design methodologies.
 (i)the role of the engineering technologist in industry and business and the interpersonal skills required
 (j)management issues and company structures.
 (k)the operational practice and roles of individuals in the particular sub-field of engineering, including codes of practice, the assessment of hazards, operational safety and environmental issues.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)apply knowledge and understanding to address familiar problems in a construction work setting
 (b)source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced literature from a specific construction technology area
 (c)work independently within defined time boundaries
 (d)operate a broad range of equipment relating to the construction industry safely
 (e)apply numerical analysis skills
 (f)maintain detailed records of activities
 (g)communicate effectively with the construction community and society in general
 (h)develop a project plan, identifying the resource requirements and the timescales involved
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)identify and implement solutions to problems relating to construction processes in a logical manner
 (b)appreciate the views of others
 (c)participate fully in the day-to-day operations of the construction project, or other construction work setting
 (d)work to national, EU and other international standards
 (e)estimate cost of familiar construction projects
 (f)identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake common construction tasks
 (g)use industry standard software and techniques to manipulate, represent and disseminate engineering data.
 (h)identify problems and causes thereof and propose appropriate solutions
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)analyse and generate data, diagnose and trouble-shoot technical problems and contribute to their resolution in a range of structured work settings
 (b)use construction technology skills to accurately perform tasks
 (c)behave professionally in a range of structured work settings
 (d)conduct a pre-specified construction project within a specified time-frame
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)take direction, accept criticism and use feed-back to enhance own performance
 (b)participate in a structured team environment across a range of construction disciplines
 (c)be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning and be self-aware and be open and sensitive to others
 (d)work with significant autonomy within allocated responsibility
 (e)work individually on complex tasks
 (f)exercise independent technical judgement
 (g)develop a personal work plan
 (h)accept responsibility for own work
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)demonstrate an ability for autonomous, independent learning
 (b)identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gain these attributes
 (c)evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning
 (d)take appropriate action to remain aware of industrial, regulatory and societal change, which will impact on the construction industry.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)discuss relevant built environment issues in a social, cultural and economic context
 (b)promote construction technology to the general public
 (c)demonstrate an awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved
 (d)Understand the impact and management of change in the economy on the profession.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MATH I7002 Construction Mathematics
BLDS E8003 Measured Surveys 1
ADMN E8001 Report Writing & Communications
ADMN E7001 Essential Office Applications
MTRL I7001 Materials Technology
BDLU E7Z01 Building Technology 1 ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BDLU E8004 AutoCAD 1
BDLU E8003 Measured Surveys 2
BDLU E7002 Building Quantification
BDLU E7Z01 Building Technology 1 ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BDLU I7007 Building Services 2
BDLU E7004 Measurement & Pricing
BDLU E7005 Health and Safety
BDLU E7010 Construction Technology & Detailing (LT) ( Part 1 of 2 )
BDLU E7011 AutoCAD/Building Information Modelling ( Part 1 of 2 )
No Code Yet Applied Building Structures
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BDLU E7012 Construction Specification
CNST I7008 Structural Detailing
CNST I7011 Infrastructure
BDLU E7009 Building Pathology
BDLU E7010 Construction Technology & Detailing (LT) ( Part 2 of 2 )
BDLU E7011 AutoCAD/Building Information Modelling ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BDLS E7004 Sustainable Design Project 1
BLDS E7006 Building Information Modelling
COMM I7004 Procedures & Documentation
BLDS E7001 Building Surveys
BLDS E7002 Building Control ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT I7003 Construction Management
BLDS E7008 Sustainable Design Project 2
BLDS E7005 Planning Practice
BLDS E7003 Law and Administration
BLDS E7007 Sustainable Conservation
BLDS E7002 Building Control ( Part 2 of 2 )