Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment - SpringboardOpen for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie
Discipline: Civil Engineering
NFQ Level: 9
Programme Duration: One year
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through www.springboardcourses.ie
Entry Requirements: Appropriate Level 8 qualification, see Other Essential Information.
This Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment has been developed in close collaboration with construction industry professionals to provide a flexible, multidisciplinary and industry-focused programme that seeks to address the current competency and skills gap in the construction sector both nationally and in a global context.
The programme is designed to embrace experiential and collaborative learning opportunities by continuously embedding evolving circular economy best practice through an academic-industry reciprocal learning framework.
The construction sector is currently undergoing a significant transformation, catalysed by EU and national policy and strategy drivers, which are challenging stakeholders to review their business models and working practices to move beyond traditional linear processes and lead the transition towards preventative and more restorative circular processes of reuse, recycling and disassembly that will stimulate growth and improve competitiveness.
Participants on the course will discover a focused set of mandatory modules that cover all stages in the design-construction-operation and end-of-life process, that will address the competency, capability and skills requirements of the multiple supply chain stakeholders.
The mandatory modules include:
Circular Economy Principles for the Built Environment, which will explore circular economy principles and applications across the whole value chain and project phases (Semester 1, 15 credits) Module description can be downloaded here (PDF)
Circular Economy Leadership and Organisational Transitions, which will explore leadership, organisational and behaviour change for a circular built environment (Semester 2, 15 credits) Module description can be downloaded here (PDF)
Applied Work-Based Research Project, which will test circular economy interventions at an organisational and/or project-based scale (Semester 3, 30 credits). Module description can be downloaded here (PDF)
After completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment, candidates will be able to progress to an MSc. in Year 2.
How to apply
Apply on www.springboardcourses.ie
9th September 2021
9th September 2022
Candidates must hold a cognate level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent e.g. Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Technology, Architecture, Construction Economics and Surveying etc.
Candidates who do not meet the H2.2 performance standard in a Level 8 award will be required to pass a qualifying assignment at an H2.2 performance standard as established by the Programme Board for the programme in question and as approved by the Registrar.
English Language Requirements will be as determined by GMIT and as published in the Access, Transfer and Progression code. The current requirements are as follows:
- Non-EU applicants who are not English speakers must have a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent. All results must have been achieved within 2 years of application to GMIT.
- EU applicants who are not English speakers are recommended to have a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent.
Further details on English language requirements are available at http://www.gmit.ie/international/english-language-requirements-0
GMIT is committed to the principles of transparency, equity and fairness in recognition of prior learning (RPL) and to the principle of valuing all learning regardless of the mode or place of its acquisition. Recognition of Prior Learning may be used to: (i) gain access or advanced entry to a programme at Stage 2 or higher, subject to available places.
(Stage 1 entry through CAO) (ii) gain credits and exemptions from programme modules after admission (iii) in award years RPL will be considered, to a 50% maximum (30 credits) Academic Code of Practice No. 6 outlines the policies and procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning. Guidance for applicants is provided on myexperience.ie
€600 for employed applicants, free to unemployed applicants
Department: Building & Civil Engineering
Head of Department: Dr Mary Rogers
Contact person for academic queries:
Dr Mark Kelly: email Mark.Kelly@gmit.ie
For admissions contact
Graduate Studies and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland
Phone 085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
This programme is funded under the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1, which is funded by the National Training Fund.