Construction Management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a development from inception to completion. Construction Management is aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project in the Engineering and Architectural environment.
Construction Management involves the planning, design, production, adaptation, maintenance, restoration, conservation, financial and engineering management, evaluation and recycling of the built environment.
The course is taught primarily through lectures, practicals and tutorials. Significant emphasis is placed on project and experimental work with site visits and field trips making up an integral part of the coursework. The student is required to submit a project evaluation and development report, and a dissertation.
Formal work placement (minimum of four weeks) is an integral element of the course and takes place in Year 3. The work placement will familiarise the student with work practices and procedures and provide him/her with the opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained on his/her programme. The placement is supported by a member of academic staff in CIT together with a workplace mentor. The aim of the industrial placement is to introduce the student to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop the student's understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technology.
The Construction Management Honours degree is recognised internationally because of its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) enabling graduates to find suitable employment, either in Ireland or abroad.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for a postgraduate degree at CIT:
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Why does a Client require a Construction Manager?
A Client requires a Construction Manager to plan, coordinate, supervise, and control complex and financially demanding developments. Most Clients would not have the necessary experience or expertise to carry out these functions, and rely on their Construction Management expert to guide them through the process.
Is a Construction Manager site based?
Not necessarily, the Construction Manager may be sitebased or office based. The Construction Manager can perform a number of different roles within the Built Environment. These include working for Contracting organisations, Multidisciplinary Project Management Companies, Local and National Governmental Authorities, and Consultancies.
What are the prospects for employment in Construction Management?
Due to the variety of potential employment areas for Construction Management Graduates, the majority of recent graduates have successfully gained employment either at home or abroad.
Is the BSc (Honours) in Construction Management recognised abroad?
Yes, the Construction Management Honours degree is recognised internationally because of its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) enabling graduates to find suitable employment, either in Ireland or abroad.