Higher Certificate in Science Construction Technology CW416

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW416
  • 15
  • 165
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

With the growing complexity of modern buildings and the regulation of the built environment, there is an increasing need for people with the training and skills to manage the design, construction, operation and maintenance of these buildings. The design and maintenance of sustainable energy efficient buildings is becoming an important priority and this is an important part of construction technology.

This two-year programme will equip graduates with the knowledge and understanding of buildings, their construction, services maintenance and economics. Students will acquire skills in: surveying and setting out; interpretation and preparation of drawings; Building Information Modelling (BIM) and financial management for construction estimates.

Special Features:

  • Project work is a significant part of the programme providing students with real-world, practical problem solving skills.
  • Site visits to buildings under construction and manufacturing plants.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this programme may progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Building Services (CW417). 

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates can expect employment at a technician/supervisory and managerial level within contracting, manufacturing, consulting, commercial and public sector organisations both in Ireland and internationally. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. 


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
E: martin.oneill@itcarlow.ie