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GMIT Building Technology

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Building Technology

We are not accepting applications from new students for the academic year 2021/22

Discipline: Engineering

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 24

Why Study?

The course provides graduates with highly marketable skills in areas such as:

  • Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Building science 
  • Construction Materials
  • Building Services
  • Sustainable Building Technology

A strong emphasis is also placed on:

  • Communications and IT - critical elements of modern construction projects.

Numerous site visits are undertaken during the first two years of the course. The emphasis of the course work is practical, familiarising the student with planning and organisational techniques used within the industry, with a particular focus on the use of up-to-date methods that are required for sustainable building practices. 

The final year of the course provides an understanding of current theory and practice for sustainable building and includes a work placement in the final semester. 

Programme Modules

Course modules may include the following:

  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Surveying for Construction
  • Construction Technology and Building Services
  • Building Science and Construction Materials
  • Construction Management
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Quantities and Estimating
  • Introduction to Structural Design and Detailing
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Management - The Legal Framework
  • Building Economics
  • Construction Informatics
  • Work Placement

Career Opportunities

You can find work in the following areas:

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture/Engineering
  • Facilities Management
  • Contract Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Forensic/Defect Investigation
  • Government Bodies/Local Authority/OPW
  • Entry into Garda

Some of our students now work as:

  • Site Foremen
  • Facility Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Fire Officers
  • Health and Safety Officers

Follow-on Studies: 

Students maay to continue their studies at GMIT Mayo Campus by applying for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Building Technology.

Students may also apply for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management course in GMIT Galway and at other institutes.

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