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GMIT Mayo campus Castlebar

Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Management (Mayo)

New for CAO 2018 - a two year qualification in Construction Management, with the possibility to progress to degree level

Discipline: Engineering

Programme Code: 


Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 40

CAO Round 1 Points: N/A (New course)

Why Study?

Construction Management provides a very rewarding career path for people who enjoy being a team player and like to be challenged in their work.

Many graduates enjoy filling the traditional construction manager role, whilst others find a place for themselves in many of the niche areas of construction.

This programme provides firm foundations and an excellent grounding in the fundamental skills of construction management allowing you to contribute as part of the management team for construction projects.

The programme also provides a good basis for future study, should you find you have caught the construction management bug.

Programme Modules

The programme provides a good understanding of some of the key elements and skills of construction management.

Core subjects cover construction technology at domestic level (year one) and non-domestic level (year two). This is a fast moving area with many new technologies emerging to meet the demands of sustainability.

The construction management module gives you a broad understanding of the procedures used by construction companies to manage elements such as production, programming, health & safety and quality.

You will also develop a range of practical and marketable skills in such areas as CAD and Land Surveying.

A collection of other specially selected modules will broaden your understanding of construction process and organisation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates gain employment as part of the management team on construction projects and can progress to more senior levels over time.

Follow-on Studies: 

Students successfully completing this programme can progress, through an internal progression route, to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management programme at GMIT Galway campus.  This is available as both a Level 7 Ordinary degree and a Level 8 honours degree.

Progression is also possible on to other Level 7 programmes at other Institutes of Technology or Universities in Ireland or elsewhere.

Essential Information: 

Recognition by Professional Bodies

Students and graduates from the programme can obtain Chartered Institute of Building membership at a student or non-chartered level.

They may progress to higher levels of membership by obtaining additional qualifications and industrial experience.


Number of Places

*This figure represents the combined number of places for level 6, 7 and 8 students.


Materials Fee

Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities.

Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus or part-time or full time Non-EU students.

Contact Us


Anne Wiseman

Tel: +353 (0)94 9043166

E-mail: Anne Wiseman