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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_CCSXX_8
  • Field of StudyArchitecture,Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationCertificate
  • Type of Study Part time Online
  • Application Closing DateFor online delivery mode of study: 6th September 2019
  • Level8
  • Fees

    €595 which includes all course notes and exam assessment fees

This newly developed course, will cover design using fire safety engineering principles, together with prescriptive design of several building types, and should be invaluable to both new users of the relevant fire safety codes and standards, and those that may enjoy a refresher course. All building designers and many contractors will find this short course useful, particularly those involved in fire safety design, and certification of building projects.


Course Fee: €595 which includes all course notes and exam assessment fees.

The short course is based on the Module Descriptor CIVL8030. Please click here for detailed module information.

Information updates may be obtained by contacting the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; the Course Director is Andrew Macilwraith.


1. Mode A: Online Delivery

The online delivery course will be offered over a 13 week period, one evening (provisionally Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, including tutorials) per week.

Lectures may be viewed live, with interaction opportunities available via questions typed in at the keyboard by registered students, or may be viewed on the lecture recordings which will be made available for the duration of the semester. Attendance at CIT Bishopstown Campus in week 14 or 15 for a terminal examination assessment of 2 hours duration will be required.

Further information in relation to the CIT mode of online delivery may be found at http://tel.cit.ie/studyingonline

2. Mode B: Attendance at CIT

Delivery – On-Campus Attendance

Typically, the hours will be 6pm – 10pm Friday evenings and 9am – 2pm Saturdays for a total of four weekends.


Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Applicants should hold a minimum of a NFQ Level 7 qualification in Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture or Architectural Technology or in a cognate discipline. 


  • Online appliction is open for Online delivery mode for course commencing 12th September 2019.
  • Offers of places on the course will be issued one week in advance of the course start date; the full course fee of €595 will be payable online upon acceptance of an offer. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


Online Delivery mode: Commencing 12th September  2019
(Closing date: 6th September 2019)


€595 which includes all course notes and exam assessment fees

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl

For more information on fees, please visit www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime

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