Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying (QSY), Facilities & Building Services Management (FBS) or Common Entry (CEY) CW438

CAO Entry: NFQ LEVEL 8
Course Code: CW438
Course Places: 10
Duration: 4 Years

Application procedure

Students now have the option to choose either a common entry option at CAO stage and choose a specialist area by the end of Year 3 or can choose a specialist area at CAO stage.

This four-year honours degree programme provides students with an overall understanding of construction and building management with modules including: Construction Technology; Building Services; Materials; Structural Appreciation; Surveying; Management and Measurement; Applied Mathematics; Building Information Modelling; CAD and IT; Measurement and Estimating; Environmental Management; Accounting and Financial Planning & Control.

Students will take part in visits to commercial and industrial facility sites during the term of the programme. After three years, students separate into their chosen specialist area from a choice of two areas:

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Facilities and Buildings Services Management

An industrial work placement module between Years 3 and 4 will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their learning in a Quantity Surveying Practice, Facilities Management role or a Construction Company.

Course options

Applicants should choose CEY (Common Entry) if they are undecided on their speciality and can decide on their degree option at the end of Year 3. Applicants that select a specific degree option at CAO stage are guaranteed a place on that programme, subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. All applicants may change their selection up to the end of Year 3 and must confirm their specialism at that point.

Quantity Surveying (QSY)

This programme equips students with an overall understanding of construction and building management, specialising in management of costs and contracts for construction and refurbishment projects. Quantity Surveyor graduates can find employment in Ireland or abroad in a wide range of construction sector areas. To link to the QSY course detail clickhere »

Facilities and Buildings Services Management (FBS)

Facilities and Building Service managers are responsible for the provision, maintenance, operation and renewal of buildings and infrastructure within the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Specific technical and leadership skills are required to manage complex buildings and infrastructure in the most cost effective and sustainable manner. Graduates of this programme are required across a broad range of sectors including: industrial, commercial, public sector and government working with direct clients or as contractors. To link to the FBS course detail clickhere »

Common Entry (CEY)

By choosing ‘CEY’ Common Entry course option, applicants are applying for a place on the programme but postponing the decision as to which construction speciality to opt for until the end of Year 3. This allows students time to explore the future career choices open to graduates in the different specialism streams. Expert guidance will be available from lecturing staff members in the Institute and ultimate choices can then be considered in light of academic performance across a range of subject areas.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

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.

Graduates with a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 of this programme. Graduates with a relevant Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3.

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

What subjects will I study?

Year 1
Mandatory Subjects

  • Construction Technology I
  • Building Services I
  • Materials
  • Structural Appreciation
  • Surveying
  • Management & Measurement
  • Applied Mathematics
  • CAD & IT

Year 2
Mandatory Subjects

  • Construction Technology II
  • Building Services II
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Earthworks Measurement & Surveying
  • Measurement & Estimating
  • Management & Law
  • Mathematics with IT

Year 3
Mandatory Subjects

  • Environmental Management
  • Sustainability and Energy Technology
  • Measurement and Management
  • Accounting, Financial Planning & Control
  • Services Technology
  • Capstone Project

Year 4

Subjects for year four depend on which area you want to specialise in. Check out Quantity Surveying (QSY) or Facilities and Building Services Management (FBS) for year 4 subjects. 

Special features of this programme

  • Programme accredited by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • Students visit commercial and industrial facility sites during the programme.
  • Highly practical programme with ‘learn by doing’ approach.
  • Training in leading edge technology and software.
  • Exit Awards: Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and BSc in Construction Management with Building Services (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director 
Fiona Dawson, ASCSI, MRICS
E: fiona.dawson@itcarlow.ie