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Certificate in Sustainable Building Technology (Springboard)

A one-year, Springboard+ course designed to equip students with the skills required to manage a range of construction projects (Level 8)

Discipline: Building & Civil Engineering

Programme Code: 


Location: Online

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply through

Entry Requirements:  Level 7 qualification in Construction Management or cognate discipline

Credits: 50

Places: 24

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

NOTE: This course is now closed for applications.

If approved under Springboard+ 2021, it will open for applications on in May/ June 2021.

The next start date (if approved) would be September 2021.

Please monitor the website for updates as to which courses are funded under Springboard+2021 and when applications will open on

Eligibility criteria for Springboard courses can be viewed here (PDF)

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: 

How to Apply:

Applications are via the springboard website



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


Start Date

September 2021 if approved under Springboard+2021



€500.for employed, free for unemployed/ returners.

For eligibility criteria please see


Fees will be due once a place has been accepted

Contact Us


School:                           School of Engineering

Department:                   Department of Civil and Building Engineerign

Head of Department      Dr. Mary Rogers

Programme Chair          John Scahill


Contact person for applications0

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

085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday


Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2021-2027