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Project and Construction Management
Over the past few decades, construction management has developed into a specific and necessary role within the construction industry as projects have increased in size and complexity and the need to deliver them in a timely, efficient manner has become critical. The BSc in Project and Construction Management is an interdisciplinary degree programme, providing students with an extensive training in both construction management and project management, essential managerial aspects to carrying out large, complex projects in industry. This degree programme prepares graduates for taking on technical, management, academic and research/development level positions in the construction industry, as well as across a range of other industries such as in the bio-pharmaceutical, technology and science industries.
Despite the downturn in the economy, construction remains hugely important as an industry and there is an ever-present need for skilled and resourceful project managers, nationally and internationally, as companies seek to carry out projects as efficiently and effectively as possible. The construction industry has seen many rapid changes in recent years, with the advent of new technologies and the extensive use of computer-based techniques. Added to this are developments in new materials with enhanced performance and new construction techniques. There is also the interdisciplinary challenge, with a blurring of boundaries taking place between traditional roles, both in construction and other areas requiring highly developed managerial skills in the overseeing of complex projects.
Becoming a project and construction manager will mean you will be trained in the fundamentals of civil engineering, construction, and business and economics. You will learn about managerial and accounting principles, get an introduction to human resources management and progress to getting an insight into the concepts of financial management. Other focuses over the four-year programme are health and safety law, quality management and planning, which is evolving to take account of changing environmental concerns, and sustainability issues. The course will provide you with the capacity to critically analyse and apply problem solving skills across a growing and diverse number of construction specialisms.
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Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e., Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint), Agricultural Science or Computer Science) or Technology, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e., Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry ( joint), Agricultural Science or Computer Science) or Technology, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Additional requirements: Minimum Grade O3 or H7 in Mathematics or, alternatively, obtain a pass in the Engineering Maths Qualifying Exam (held in the University).
For A-Levels - A minimum of Grade E in A-Level Mathematics or Grade B at O Level is required.
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A Level Grades (2021)
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Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.
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- You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
- An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
- Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
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- Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.
Year 1 (60 Credits)Required CE141: Introduction to Engineering and Design - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required MA1161: Mathematical Studies - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required MG1100: Contemporary Management Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AY104: Introduction to Financial Accounting - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1110: Engineering Computing I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EI160: Engineering Graphics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MG1101: Management and Enterprise - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AY105: Introduction to Management Accounting - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CE119: Fundamentals of Project & Construction Management - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PH150: Introduction to Physics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Year 2 (60 Credits)Required CE2101: Principles of Building - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CE227: Strength of Materials - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Required AY207: Management Accounting I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW3114: Introduction to Law - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IE225: Project Planning and Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CE2100: Building Information Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CE2103: Construction Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CE2102: Community Engaged Building Project - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required ME5105: Fundamentals of Operations Engineering - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CE222: Civil Engineering Materials and Design - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Year 3 (60 Credits)Required CE3109: Professional Practice in Project & Construction Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CE3104: Design of Structures II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CE343: Sustainable Energy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EC5133: Principles of Economics for Business - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required ME5102: Quality Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CE334: Construction Operations - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required MG328: Human Resource Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required IE309: Operations Research - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required ME353: Quality Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CE3103: Design of Structures I - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CE471: Project Management - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CE3108: Professional Experience Programme in Project and Construction Management - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CE338: Project Planning & Organisation II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Year 4 (60 Credits)Required EC2100: Applied Microeconomics for Business - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CE447: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required CE3105: Environmental Engineering - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IE448: Safety & Construction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required ME432: Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IE450: Lean Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CE471: Project Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MG2101: Entrepreneurial Venture Development - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CE468: Estimates and Costing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW290: Business Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CE476: The Built Environment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
The PhD and MEngSc degrees are obtained through doing research work, with an optional minor taught element in the case of the MEngSc. Students specialise in one of the discipline's various areas of research, working with a high degree of independence and becoming experts in their chosen topics. This work is usually presented at international conferences and published in journals.
Why Choose This Course?
The project management skills gained from the programme will be marketable across a wide range of industries that include biopharma, technology, and science. Graduates will be qualified to work as engineering assistants or construction project managers or their assistants, and in various supervisory positions, such as in building maintenance.
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Fees: Non EU
*EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy
Student Levy: €140 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI. Further detail here https://su.nuigalway.ie/
What Our Students Say
Allan Hannon | BSc (Project and Construction Management)
The BSc in Project and Construction is such an interdisciplinary programme that I was at a distinct advantage in gaining employment, having a firm understanding of a broad range of topics. The course also taught me to be adaptable; with each day being so different and with new issues arising all the time, it is important to develop this skill.