Higher Certificate
Programme Code: 657
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Programme Credits:120
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 scientific core
 (b)basic mathematics
 (c)elements of specialisation in a particular sub-field of science
 (d)Can identify appropriate ICT as it applies to solving well-defined building and construction problems
 (e)Can specify appropriate ICT for communication purposes.
 (f)Has knowledge of the basic elements of the design process and its role in building and construction.
 (g)Can explain the relationship between core engineering topics and the technical design requirements for well-defined building and construction problems.
 (h)Has basic knowledge of management and business in the context of well-defined industrial practices.
 (i)Has basic knowledge of current building and construction practice and procedures in the context of routine building and construction work, in the specific sub-field of building and construction, including the need for codes of practice and health and safety regulations.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)the terminology, nomenclature, and/or classification systems appropriate to the subject area
 (b)the general principles of Construction Technology, including relevant concepts and theories
 (c)basic methods and scientific techniques for acquiring, processing, analysing and presenting subject specific information
 (d)relevant legal, quality and regulatory frameworks
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)apply a range of broadly-based scientific laboratory skills to perform routine tasks accurately
 (b)select, gather and record data accurately
 (c)work to set targets
 (d)operate a range of laboratory and other relevant equipment safely
 (e)apply basic numerical and statistical analysis skills
 (f)maintain basic records of activities
 (g)present scientific results to peers
 (h)use standard computer-based office applications
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)respond to problems and opportunities that are likely to be encountered by a technician, working in a structured and managed environment
 (b)participate in the day-to-day operations of a building or construction industry, or other building or construction work setting
 (c)assess and optimise the performance of scientific equipment
 (d)Can integrate and apply core technologies to solve well-defined building and construction problems.
 (e)Can utilise a range of common IT tools for communication purposes.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)follow documented scientific procedures and approved validation and quality assurance procedures to accurately gather, record and process technical information
 (b)follow documented scientific procedures to perform routine tasks in structured/managed work settings
 (c)behave responsibly in a work setting
 (d)work in accordance with current health and safety regulations
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)contribute effectively and participate in a science based team
 (b)participate and contribute constructively in a structured team environment across core scientific disciplines
 (c)be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning and be self-aware and be open and sensitive to others
 (d)accept and exercise personal responsibility
 (e)work under guidance within allocated responsibility
 (f)work individually on routine tasks
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)demonstrate familiarity with the principles of self-directed learning
 (b)evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning
 (c)Has an ability to pursue continuing professional development, including opportunities offered by their institution, employers etc, to ensure competence in the particular sub-field of building and construction and at the level of future intended practice.
 (d)Can, under guidance, identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gaining these attributes.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)demonstrate an awareness of relevant social and ethical issues
 (b)Can form a view of the role of engineers in society.
 (c)Understands the wider social, political, business and economic context within which building and construction operates.
 (d)Recognises the impact of changes in the economy on the profession.
 (e)Recognises the limitations of own knowledge, understanding and skills and knows when to draw on the higher level knowledge, understanding and skills of others in solving building and construction problems

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

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 E8Z01 Construction Technology 1 ( Part 1 of 2 )

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BDLU E8004 AutoCAD 1
BDLU E8003 Measured Surveys 2
BDLU E8001 Building Services 1
BDLU E7002 Building Quantification
BDLU E8Z01 Construction Technology 1 ( Part 2 of 2 )

Stage 2 / Semester 1

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

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 )