Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment

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Organisation profile

The Institute of Technology Carlow is a community of almost 10,000 students and staff with a distinctive commitment to teaching and learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to connected and sustainable research, scholarship and creative activities that impact societal, economic and environmental development.

Training aim

This course will provide the skills to improve management competency in the built environment sector for those in development, design team and contracting roles.

Learning objectives

Learners will develop a critical awareness of current challenges and potential innovations at the forefront of areas including BIM management, building economics, construction project management, legal considerations within the built environment sector and procurement strategies. As a result, the learning objectives recognise the on-going need for adaption, innovation and change within this dynamic sector.

Course outline

This is a 90 credit masters programme delivered over one or two years on a part-time basis. Learners are required to take 6 mandatory modules and two elective modules to complete the programme. Each module can be taken individually to support the continuing professional development of professionals across the built environment sector. As a result, CPD commitments can be maintained whilst learners potentially build towards the attainment of a masters award over an extended period of time.

Trainer's profile

Institute of Technology Carlow provides higher educational full-time taught programmes from Level 6 to 9, on the National Framework of Qualifications, together with research programmes at Level 9 & 10 and enterprise development opportunities, through its campuses in Carlow and Wexford. Institute of Technology Carlow also provides part-time programmes in other locations via its Extended Campus unit.

Course duration

1 or 2 years part time for the major award.

Assessment & certification

The programme is accredited as a masters award. Each module is also accredited as a 10 credit minor award.

Who should attend

Chartered members of built environment professional bodies. Alternatively, applicants with significant experience in the sector, in addition to an honours degree in another discipline.