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Certificate in Sustainable Building Technology

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Discipline: Building & Civil Engineering

Programme Code: 


Location: Online

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements:  Level 8 qualification in Construction Management or cognate discipline

Credits: 50

Places: 24


3,200 Euros

Why Study?

The aim of this course is to provide those who already possess a level 7 qualification in construction with an opportunity to upskill to level 8 in the areas of:

  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Building Technology
  • Construction Informatics (which includes Building Information Modelling (BIM))
  • Building Energy Systems


Programme Modules

  • Sustainable Building Technologies  - download module details here (PDF)
  • Building Energy Systems  - download module details here (PDF)
  • Construction Informatics  - download module details here (PDF)
  • Project Management  - download module details here (PDF)
  • Professional Practice Project Sustainable Building Technology  - download module details here (PDF)
  • The Next Step - Transitioning to Work  - download module details here (PDF)
  • Work Experience  - download module details here (PDF)



Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this programme the learner will/should be able to:

1. An in depth knowledge of sustainable building technology theory and the IT skills necessary to deliver residential and commercial construction projects within the construction industry framework of best practice, legislation and building control mechanisms.

2. A detailed knowledge and understanding of the highly technical specialist processes and practices involved in the procurement and management of sustainable construction projects in the future including Building Information Modelling (BIM), sustainability, lifecycle analysis, material choice and provenance.

3. The ability to use specialist software to solve a range of complex construction problems, areas of expertise to include hygrothermal and energy analysis, material specification and the application of advanced project management skills to the management and procurement of sustainable construction projects.

4. The use of technical expertise and professional judgement to procure and deliver construction projects that are designed to increasingly demanding environmental standards.

5. The appreciation of research informed knowledge to solve complex technical construction procurement problems

6. An ability to work as part of a project team in the delivery of complex construction projects.

7. A curiosity for research informed technical information to solve the practical problems associated with the management and delivery of construction projects.

8. A conceptual understanding of the complex social, ethical, political and commercial role that the construction industry plays in a sustainable economy.



Essential Information: 

Start Date

20th September 2021


Application deadline

31 August 2021



12 contact hours per week (8 hours online, 4 hours in-house tutorial, 8 hours independent study)



3,200 Euros subject to confirmation

Application process

Applications can be made online at, please select application type L8***.

Contact Us


School:                           School of Engineering

Department:                   Department of Civil and Building Engineering

Head of Department      Dr. Mary Rogers


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Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road