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  • » Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
    CAO Code  LY507
    LYIT internal code  LY_CSURV_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Quantity Surveyors are the accountants of the construction industry and are employed by building developers, designers and contractors to:-
    • Examine building design drawings and estimate the construction cost
    • Cost plan construction projects
    • Advise the design team of the cost implications of design changes
    • Advise on legal matters in relation to construction contracts
    • Ensure that the construction project represents value for money and that the project remains within the agreed budget
    The aim of the programme is to produce graduates capable of demonstrating the knowledge and range of high level skills and competencies necessary for the cost management of construction projects
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/Hs
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    The Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying involves the detailed study and measurement of construction technology and building services. It also includes elements of business, law and Civil Engineering. Students participate in computer methods & applications, practical laboratory work, research and design projects.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Quantity Surveying Skills 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Science 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Skills Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Measurement & Pre-contract Cost  Planning Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Graphic Communications 2 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Measurement & Estimating 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Tendering and Procurement Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Technology 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Law Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Methods Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Measurement & Estimating 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5  4
     Measurement Project Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Measurement & Building Economics 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Financial Management Mandatory  10  6
     Building Regeneration and Energy Performance Mandatory  5  4
     Research Methods & Techniques Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Measurement & Building Economics 2 Mandatory  10  6
     Project Administration Mandatory  10  6
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  4
     Research Project Proposal Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary skills to enable them to develop and provide Quantity Surveying services, which will typically include:-
    • Measurement and cost planning of building projects
    • Preparation of tender pricing documentation
    • Advice on the selection of building contractors
    • Construction contract advice
    • Cash flow projections
    • Calculation of payments due to contractors
    • Agreeing final accounts
    • The effects of taxation and grant advice in relation to buildings
    • Cost analysis and design economics of buildings
    • Procurement advice
    • Project Management
    Follow on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Construction Management at LYIT
    • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at LYIT
    • Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to gain full membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) or the professional body for chartered surveyors worldwide, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with Honours and Masters Degrees at LYIT, other institutes or universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Quantity Surveying Graduates may be employed by:
    • Professional practices
    • Building contractors
    • Property developers
    • Housing associations
    • Local and central government
    • Industrialists
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction 
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services & Renewable Energy

    Programme Title Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services & Renewable Energy
    CAO Code  LY517
    LYIT internal code  LY_CBSRV_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Building Services and Renewable Energy is an advanced, rapidly growing specialist field of Engineering. The profession works across the whole spectrum of the construction industry including the design and installation of services systems, the manufacture of equipment and components, facilities management and maintenance.
    Building Services Engineering requires an analytical ability to understand and solve challenging engineering problems. Building Services and Renewable Energy Engineers use their skills to ensure that modern buildings are designed to be efficient and comfortable to use.
    The programme was designed with the needs of modern building design in mind. It lays particular emphasis on the design of the building services of work and living space and on the environmental aspects of construction through concentration on the use of renewable energy and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Building Services & Renewable Energy 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Science Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Skills Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Building Services & Renewable Energy 2 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science Mandatory  5  4
     Electrical Services 1 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Building Services & Renewable Energy 3 Mandatory  10  8
     Control Engineering for Building Services Mandatory  5  4
     Electrical Services 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Fluids & Thermo –dynamics 1 Mandatory  5  5
     2/4  Building Services & Renewable Energy 4 Mandatory  10  6
     Renewable Energy Resources Mandatory  5  4
     Electrical Services 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Design Project Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Building Services & Renewable Energy 5 Mandatory  10  6
     Lighting & Acoustics Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Energy Modelling (BEM) Mandatory  5  4
     Project 1 Mandatory  5  4
     3/6  Project 2 Mandatory  10  6
     Electrical Services 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Fire Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  4
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the programme, graduates will have knowledge of the underlying theories and fundamental concepts of:
    • Building Services
    • Construction Technology
    • Sustainability & Energy in Construction
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • Electrical Technology
    The graduate will have developed the skills required to solve common engineering problems enabling him/her to:
    • Work competently and safely in the building services sector
    • Communicate effectively with other engineers and the public
    • Solve basic mechanical and electrical engineering problems
    • Produce 2 and 3 dimensional mechanical and electrical engineering drawings
    • Apply the principles of electrical/environmental control
    • Produce technical reports
    • Carry out investigation, design, evaluation and report for the built environment
    • Conduct energy audits of buildings
    • Integrate concepts of sustainability in their work.
    Follow up Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • BSc (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering at LYIT
    • BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Construction Management at LYIT
    • Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Honours and Masters Degree level at other Institutes or Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Employers are increasingly looking for employees with targeted sets of skills. Following more general programmes, graduates may need further training when they enter the job market, as a result there has been a growing trend to provide programmes in new disciplines that closer meet the specific needs of modern industry. Building Services Engineering is such a discipline. Graduates of the programme have been successful in gaining employment in the growth area of Renewable Energy.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Boner, Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
    CAO Code  LY527
    LYIT internal code  LY_CCIVL_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  50
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Civil Engineering is concerned with most of the infrastructure that contributes to modern civilisation. Civil Engineers are involved with the planning, design and construction of facilities for living, industry and transport. This would include structures such as dams, bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, airports, harbours and large buildings, and public services such as sewerage and water supply facilities. Civil Engineers are increasingly concerned with tackling environmental problems relating to air, ground and water pollution.
    This programme is designed to provide a broad based technician level training in the field of Civil Engineering. Your studies will include: construction technology, civil engineering methods of construction, land surveying, drawing up of site maps showing various ground levels, scientific principles relating to fluids such as water, study of soil types and characteristics and their significance in the design of road and structural foundations, design of sewerage systems and sewerage treatment works, building site management and administration, drawing and analysis of steel and concrete structures with the aid of computer systems, laboratory testing of materials to assess whether they conform to strength requirements, etc.
    Students are introduced to up-to-date equipment and techniques and get hands-on experience of using electronic surveying instruments, computer programmes for civil engineering and computer aided design (CAD) systems. Site visits are an integral part of the programme. The laboratories are well equipped with modern experimental and test equipment.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Civil Engineering Structures 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Science Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Skills Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Civil Engineering Structures 2 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Civil Engineering Structures 3 Mandatory  10  8
     Surveying 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Materials Technology Mandatory  5  4
     Fluid Mechanics Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Civil Engineering Structures 4 Mandatory  10  6
     Surveying 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Soil Mechanics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Water & Wastewater Technology Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Civil Engineering Structures 5 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Hydraulics Mandatory  5  4
     Civil Engineering Materials Mandatory  5  4
     Civil Engineering Project 1 Mandatory  10  6
     3/6  Civil Engineering Structures 6 Mandatory  5  5
     Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Soil Mechanics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Mandatory  5  4
     Civil Engineering Project 2 Mandatory  10  6
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will have knowledge of the underlying theories and fundamental concepts, while recognising the limitations of their knowledge, in the analysis of:
    • Construction
    • Hydraulics
    • Surveying
    • Geotechnics (Soils)
    • Civil Engineering Materials
    • Structures
    • Professional Practice
    • Mathematics
    The graduate will have developed the skills required to solve common engineering problems enabling him/her to:
    • Recognise the main safety issues in a Civil Engineering environment
    • Competently undertake land survey and building measurement.
    • Perform basic hydraulic calculations.
    • Competently perform standard testing and evaluation of civil engineering materials in accordance with Irish, European and British standards
    • Competently perform standard testing and evaluation of soils and foundations in accordance with Irish, European and British standards
    • Produce elementary structural design in accordance with Irish, European and British Standards
    • Prepare and interpret structural engineering drawings
    • Apply computer aided design packages in structural analysis, design and drawing
    • Identify basic project management techniques
    • Present statistical analysis
    • Appraise safety considerations in a Civil Engineering environment
    • Communicate effectively with engineers and others
    • Integrate concepts of sustainability in their work.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies to Honours and Masters Degree levels at other Institutes or Universities in Ireland or abroad. A fully accredited IEI (Institution of Engineers Ireland) degree in Civil Engineering (Honours Bachelor of Engineering) normally takes two years of further study.
    Progression to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fire Safety Engineering is available at LYIT.
    Progression to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Construction Management is available at LYIT.
    Career Opportunities
    Civil Engineering offers excellent career prospects with good opportunities to travel. Graduate Civil Engineering Technicians of the programme have been employed by:
    • Consulting companies in the preparation of design drawings for steel and concrete structures.
    • Local authorities or private contractors in the supervision and building of pipelines or sewerage works.
    • Land surveyors, measuring and producing site maps and surveys.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Boner, Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology
    CAO Code  LY547
    LYIT internal code  LY_CARCH_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    Ireland's construction boom has led to a greater appreciation of the role of the Architectural Technologist for a variety of reasons; there have been significant changes in the standards and techniques used in modern construction; the vast bulk of architectural drawings are produced using computer aided design; building legislation has been enacted to ensure the protection of the environment and the public have become more discerning in their appreciation of architecture. Architectural education is at a point of change. Architects are still primarily designers but their relationships with the other architectural professions have become more intricate with an increasing complexity of building and design technologies.
    The aim of this Programme is to produce graduates capable of demonstrating an in-depth knowledge and a range of high level skills and competencies necessary for employment as architectural technologists.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Leaving Cert Entry Requirements
      • 5 subjects at O6/H7
      • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
      • Math at O6/H7
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Architectural Project 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Science Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Graphic Communications 1 Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Architectural Project 2 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Mandatory  5  4
     Graphic Communications 2 Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Architectural Project 3 Mandatory  10  8
     Construction Technology 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Structural Design & Materials Mandatory  5  4
     History & Conservation of Architecture Mandatory  5  4
     Graphic Communications 3 Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Architectural Project 4 Mandatory  15  10
     Construction Technology 4 Mandatory  5  4
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Architectural Project 5 Mandatory  15  10
     Construction Technology 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Regeneration and Energy Performance Mandatory  5  4
     Specification & Tendering Procedures Mandatory  5  4
     3/6  Architectural Project 6 Mandatory  15  10
     Construction Technology 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Fire Engineering Mandatory  5  4
     Professional Practice Elective  5  4
    Learning Outcomes
    Graduates will have knowledge of the scientific principles that apply in the theory and concepts of:
    • Architectural Design
    • History of Architecture
    • Construction Technology
    • Building Surveying
    • Sustainable Development
    On successful completion of the programme the graduate will be able to:
    • Apply current building technologies in design.
    • Effectively detail a complexity of building types
    • Identify and distinguish design team responsibilities and relevant contract procurement methods
    • Produce and assemble drawings for planning application
    • Apply the current Building Regulations
    • Conduct basic land surveys and measure buildings
    • Produce construction drawings
    • Demonstrate time management skills
    • Demonstrate communication & IT skills
    • Interpret building contract documents
    • Work independently and as part of a team
    • Adopt a professional approach to work related activities
    • Generate passivhaus details
    • Use Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes
    Follow on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • BSc (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering at LYIT
    • BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Construction Management at LYIT
    • Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies to Honours and Masters Degree level at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    • The programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI).
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of the programme may be employed as Architectural Technicians or Architectural Technologists in diverse capacities in Ireland, UK and Europe including:-
    • Professional practice
    • Local and central government
    • Property developers
    • Housing associations
    • Industrialists
    Companies seeking to employ Architectural Technology graduates range from multidisciplinary companies providing engineering, quantity surveying and architecture services to architectural practices which offer services such as project management, site selection and acquisition appraisal, client brief development, masterplanning, architecture, interior and project supervisor design.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Boner, Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering
    CAO Code  LY508
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Course for You?  
    Fire Safety Engineering is a discipline which has a very high profile in Ireland and the rest of the world today with fire safety issues being heavily promoted by agencies, the media & national governments. Fire safety is a broad term, which covers a wide range of areas such as fire prevention, detection, escape, suppression and control. Whilst the concept of fire safety has been around for centuries this has largely been a ‘rule of thumb’ prescriptive regulatory approach. It has only been in last 30 years that a truly scientific approach to the phenomena of fire has been undertaken.  Fire safety engineering design offers a flexible and economic alternative to prescriptive approaches especially when designing for unusual or ‘difficult’ buildings.
    The need for expertise in fire safety engineering design has arisen  in the context of the use of legislative frameworks and the awareness that we need to deal more effectively with the ‘Life Safety’ problems related to occupants and fire brigade personnel inherent in modern complex building design; allied to this is a growing awareness within the construction, and related, industries that there is a market advantage to be obtained in creating building designs where the level of safety achieved has a more scientific basis than a purely qualitative one. A major impetus for fire safety design is the increased regulatory pressure on the construction industry due to property and environmental protection issues.
    The aim of the new four year BEng in Fire Safety Engineering is to deliver engineers who will have both the scientific and practical skills to undertake both prescriptive and performance based fire safety design. Students will initially take core modules in mathematics, fire science, fluids, thermodynamics, building services, construction technology and structural design along with general elements such as CAD, construction economics, law and communications. The student will then progress to fire safety subjects such as human behaviour, fire and reliability modelling, fire structural design and fire engineering techniques. The modules coupled with a work experience placement, projects and a dissertation will provide the graduate engineer from this course with a skill set unique to this country.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • 6 subjects at O6/H7
    • 2 subjects at H5
    • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
    • Math at 06/H7
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Construction & Fire Technology 1 Mandatory  10  8
     Elementary CAD Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Construction Science Mandatory  5  4
     Technical Writing & Communication Skills Mandatory  5  4
     1/2  Construction & Fire Technology 2 Mandatory  10  8
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Mathematics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Engineering Science Mandatory  5  4
     Land Surveying Mandatory  5  4
     2/3  Construction & Fire Technology 3 Mandatory  10  8
     Mathematics 3 Mandatory  5  4
     Fluids & Thermodynamics 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Structural Design & Materials Mandatory  5  4
     Measurement & Construction Economics Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Fire Science Mandatory  10  6
     Mathematics 4 Mandatory  5  5
     Fluids & Thermodynamics 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5  4
     3/5  Fire Dynamics Mandatory  10  6
     Fire Safety Design Mandatory  10  6
     Fire Service Operations Mandatory  5  3
     Mathematics 5 Mandatory  5  4
     3/6  Work Placement Mandatory  10  
     Fire Protection Systems Mandatory  10  6
     Mathematics 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Fire Design Project Mandatory  5  4
     4/7  Structual Fire Engineering Mandatory  10  6
     Fire Modelling & Reliability Engineering Mandatory  10  6
     Construction Law & Professional Ethics Mandatory  5  4
     Dissertation Proposal Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Applications of Fire Safety Engineering Principles Mandatory  10  6
     Human Behaviour in Fire Mandatory  5  4
     Fire Safety Management  Mandatory  5  3
     Dissertation Mandatory  10  4
    Follow-on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • Master’s degree (by research) at LYIT or other institutes and universities
    • Taught MSc in Fire Safety Engineering at University of Ulster
    • It is intended to seek accreditation from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) for the course to enable graduates to become Chartered Fire Engineers with the IFE.
    Career Opportunities
    Under the current building regulations almost every type of construction requires some degree of fire safety design with most needing a formal fire safety certificate application. As a result employers such as architectural and engineering practices, large public companies and public bodies are increasingly looking for employees with specific sets of skills which include quality fire safety engineering skills.
    Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has been  successfully offering a one year add on level 8 BSc Hons in Fire Safety Engineering since 2001. Graduates of the BSc Hons Fire Safety Engineering are in employment throughout Ireland and also in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Graduates of a BEng Hons in Fire Safety Engineering will be better equipped to avail of opportunities in the fire safety engineering industry and would expect to find employment in the discipline with specialist and general consultancy practices, local authorities, public bodies, contractors, manufacturing industry & other large companies.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction 
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
    CAO Code  LY518
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?  
    This programme is designed for those who wish to work as professional quantity surveyors and economic managers in the construction industry. The academic qualification from this Honours degree programme will enable graduates to commence the process of becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
    The quantity surveying profession is at the forefront of ensuring that property owners receive value for money for the life cycle of construction projects.  This honours degree programme has been developed in collaboration with industry and includes a 12 month work placement for students in Year 3 of the programme.  The placement programme is called ‘Active Learning Year’ and has been developed in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology and industry. The work placement allows students to use the skills learned in Years 1 & 2 and to apply them to real situations.
    Quantity surveyors are often acknowledged as the business managers of the construction industry. The profession blends accountancy, law and building management with expertise in measurement, estimating and procurement. This up-to-the-minute honours degree programme encompasses all of these specific areas and more.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • 6 subjects at O6/H7
    • 2 subjects at H5
    • ENG/IRS at O6/H7
    • Math at 06/H7
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     1/1  Quantity Surveying Skills 1 Mandatory  10
     Construction Technology 1 Mandatory  5
     Mathematics 1 Mandatory  5
     Construction Science 1 Mandatory  5
     Technical Writing & Communication Skills Mandatory  5
     1/2  Measurement & Pre-Contract Cost Planning Mandatory  10
     Construction Technology 2 Mandatory  5
     Land Surveying Mandatory  5
     Building Services 1 Mandatory  5
     Graphic Communications 2 Mandatory  5
     2/3  Measurement & Estimating 1 Mandatory  10
     Tendering & Procurement Mandatory  5
     Construction Technology 3 Mandatory  5
     Building Contract Law Mandatory  5
     Engineering Methods Mandatory  5
     2/4  Measurement & Estimating 2 Mandatory  5
     Economics Mandatory  10
     Building Services 2 Mandatory  5
     Site Organisation Mandatory  5
     Measurement Project Mandatory  5
     3/5&6 Active Learning (Work Placement): Semester 5 & 6
     Active Learning Diary & Professional Competencies Mandatory  25
     Dissertation Research (Dissertation Proposal and Data Collection Report) Mandatory  10
     Management Practice in the Built Environment Mandatory  10
     Quantity Surveying Capstone Project Mandatory  15
     4/7  Measurement & Development Project 1 Mandatory  10
     Financial Management Mandatory  10
    Financial Information & Decision Making in Construction Mandatory  5
     Dissertation Proposal Mandatory  5
     4/8  Measurement & Development Project 2 Mandatory  10
     Applied Contract Administration Mandatory  5
     Construction Law & Professional Ethics Mandatory  5
     Dissertation Mandatory  10
    Follow-on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • In order to become a Chartered Surveyor, you must have an accredited qualification and then undertake the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) a structured period of on the job training and assessment.
       https://www.scsi.ie/education/scsi_accredited_courses/courses.
    • The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has accredited this course for the purpose of enrolling on to the APC -  graduates may apply to become Chartered after one further year of structured training — it is also recognised by the worldwide professional body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
    • Graduates may progress to a Masters degree at another Institute or University.
    Career Opportunities
    Employers value graduates from this type of honours degree programme who can operate as professional quantity surveyors and managers for the future Irish and global market industry. Typical employers include:-
    • Professional quantity surveying (PQS) practices
    • Building contractors
    • Property developers
    • Housing associations
    • Industrialists
    • Local Government
    • Central Government
    Visit www.scsi.ie and www.rics.org for more career ideas.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction 
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering
    CAO Code  Add-on Programme, not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  LY_CFIRE_B
    Duration  1 Year,  post Ordinary Degree
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    For many years the country has become increasingly conscious of the hazards of fire in buildings. Much of this awareness has been brought about by some terrible fire tragedies in our past, such as the Stardust disaster (1981) where as a result of fire, 48 young people attending a disco died and 241 were injured. There have been many regulations introduced to improve the fire safety aspects of buildings and these regulations play a very significant part in building design. Design teams obtain fire safety certificates from the local authority to show that the building conforms to the regulations. The Fire Safety Engineer is someone who, along with other members of the design team, ensures that this is the case. The importance of the role has been highlighted by the recent Priory Hall case in Dublin where an apartment block was evacuated due to lack of compliance with fire safety regulation.
    The BSc Honours in Fire Safety Engineering (level 8) is a unique add-on programme where students study a range of mainstream and specialised fire technology subjects. The programme was designed with the needs of modern and existing buildings in mind. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fire Safety Engineering graduate will focus on the application of the science and implementation of the knowledge derived from the study programme. The aim of the programme is to give the graduate the knowledge and skills to do this successfully.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Applicants must have successfully completed a bachelor of science (level 7) qualification with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes in a construction technology or related discipline. Applications are invited from graduates of a level 7 (or above) degree in Construction Technology, Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering or Architectural Technology. Grade Point Average (GPA), inclusion of fire related modules in primary degree and professional experience may be taken into account.
    What will I to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Fire Dynamics Mandatory  10  6
     Fire Safety Design Mandatory  10  6
     Quantitative Risk Analysis Mandatory  5  4
     Research Report Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Fire Protection Systems Mandatory  10  6
     Human Behaviour in Fire Mandatory  5  4
     Fire Safety Management Mandatory  5  3
     Project Mandatory  10  6
    Learning Outcomes
    The graduate will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of:
    • Complex nature of the fire growth process in the context of building compartment fires.
    • Fire safety problems and concerns relevant to the construction industry, and individual building design in particular.
    • Major techniques and approaches involved in fire safety design.
    • Integration of the various technical aspects of the overall fire safety design objectives in building design.
    • Legal regulatory framework and responsibilities involved in relation to construction and fire safety issues.
    • Technical limits and complex issues posed in achieving fire safety objectives.
    • Importance of fire safety management issues and the knowledge to address these with respect to fire safety engineering in building design, prescriptive building regulations requirements and evolving fire safety-engineering methodologies.
    Follow on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • Master’s degree at LYIT (by research) or at other institutes or universities such as the Msc in Fire Safety Engineering at University of Ulster.
    • Associate Membership of Engineers Ireland
    • Professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of the BSc Hons Fire Safety Engineering are in employment throughout Ireland and also in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There is a growing need for people with fire safety skills and an awareness of the complexities of achieving fire safety in existing and new buildings. This need has grown from the desire of people for safer buildings and the increasing regulations both at National and EU level. Wherever there is a building design team there is an opportunity for a Fire Technologist.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Anne Boner, Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

  • » Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Construction Management

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Construction Management
    CAO Code  Add-on Programme, not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  LY_CSUST_B
    Duration  1 Year, post ordinary degree
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?  
    The main aims of the course is to give learners training and qualification for a career in construction management and to consolidate and advance the skills and knowledge attained on their construction related level 7 programme. The programme aims to create for the learner a multi-discipline environment in which real life projects are worked on. The subjects covered give a wide range of expertise pertinent to the construction industry allied with more general business & management modules.
    Construction Management (1&2) modules will use problem based learning to introduce the learners to real life situations and challenges in pre and post contract management. The learner base will potentially consist of graduates of four different disciplines (Civil Engineering, Building Services & Renewable Energy Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Architectural Technology) who will form multi-disciplinary teams with different backgrounds and engage in teamwork and peer learning. Mature learners will bring their prior experience to the programme and contribute to a dynamic mix of professions.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    A Bachelor of Science (Level 7) in a construction related discipline such as Construction or Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering or Quantity Surveying.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Construction Management 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Sustainable Construction Methods Mandatory  10  5
     Construction Law & Professional Ethics Mandatory  5  4
     Dissertation Proposal Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Construction Management 2 Mandatory  10  6
     Building Energy Management Mandatory  5  4
     Financial Information & Decision Making in Construction Mandatory  5  4
     Dissertation Mandatory  10  4
    Follow-on Courses and Professional Accreditation
    • Master’s degree at LYIT (by research) or at other institutes or universities.
    • Professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    Career Opportunities
    Due to the retraction of the industry, it is envisaged that there will be a lack of suitably trained construction personnel with the knowledge and skills required to manage the construction projects of the future. The programme focuses on the sustainability of construction methods as the main bulk of construction activity in Ireland is now in the area of retrofitting and energy upgrading of existing properties. The programme also introduce the learner to emerging technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) that is becoming the industry standard worldwide
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact: Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction 
    • E- Mail: anne.boner@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186403

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