Higher Certificate
Programme Code: 656
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
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)the terminology, nomenclature, and/or classification systems appropriate to the subject area
 (b)the general principles of the subject area, 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)Act in a range of varied and specific contexts involving creative and non-routine activities; transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of contexts
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.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MTRL I7001 Materials Technology
BLDS E8003 Measured Surveys 1
MATH I7002 Construction Mathematics
ADMN E7001 Essential Office Applications

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BDLU E7002 Building Quantification
BDLU E8003 Measured Surveys 2
BDLU E8004 AutoCAD 1

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BLDS E8019 Building Control ( Part 1 of 2 )
PROJ E8013 Integrated Group Project ( Part 1 of 2 )
53443 Building Technology 2
MTRL E8003 Materials Performance
DESG E8009 AutoCAD 2
CNST E8004 Structures

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BLDS E8022 Building Pathology 1
BLDS E8029 Schedules of Works
BLDS E8010 Building Surveys 1
BLDS E8019 Building Control ( Part 2 of 2 )
PROJ E8013 Integrated Group Project ( Part 2 of 2 )