Construction Law & Contract Administration

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Construction Law & Contract Administration
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code DPDEG-CLCA-1P09
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters P.Grad.Dip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2023
Application Date Closing Date: 31st July 2023
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Duration 1 year part-time.

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April) with some lectures and workshop sessions scheduled for Friday afternoons. In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to participate in workshops, which comprise a major part of the course and involve coursework to be submitted as part of the students' assessment.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+A Level 8 honours degree in Engineering or related subject, or a suitable professional qualification (B.Sc. Surveying will be considered if the candidate is working in an engineering environment).

Please note that the number of places on this Dipl...

Number of Places 26
Course Summary This one-year postgraduate course is designed to enable civil engineers and other suitable qualified professionals, such as architects and quantity surveyors and lawyers, to acquire a knowledge of construction law.
Course Content

Expand+The diploma is accepted by Engineers Ireland as fulfilling criterion no. 2 (Knowledge of Law and Contract Procedure) for admission to the IEI list of conciliators. This Diploma has also been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting the requirements f...

Subjects Taught Course Content:
1. Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods; the Irish litigation process; the law of evidence

2. The Law of Tort; The Law of Contract

3. Contracts in construction - procurement methods, engineering and building contracts, tenders, claims, insurance, subcontracts; case law; public procurement; contracts for other professions

4. Risk and insurance; sureties; statutory duties; professional relationships, duties and liabilities

5. Methods of dispute resolution
Assessment Method Two three-hour examinations are held in April. Each of these constitutes one third of the overall assessment. Coursework, which is done throughout the year, accounts for the remaining one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each examination paper and each coursework assignment.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course acquire a greater knowledge of construction law which allows them to work with developers and construction companies or to move into dispute resolution.
Further Enquiries Course Director
Dr. Sara Pavia

Telephone Number
+353-1-896 1302


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