Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus


Course Name Construction
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW438
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7
Maths: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics
A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Students who have completed a full QQI-FET award at Level 5, and achieved at least three distinctions, are eligible to apply through CAO for entry to Year 1 on to Level 6, 7 and 8
courses. Students who have completed ...

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Mature Applicants

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Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. Mature student applicant...

Alternative Entry

Expand+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.

Non-Standard Applications
Applications will also be considered from applicants holding ...

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Number of Places 18
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2021/22 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contri...

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Financial Support

Expand+Grant Information
All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
It is an exciting time to study construction in Ireland. The industry accounts for one-tenth of the country’s GDP and is a substantial employer. There are more jobs in the construction industry than there are graduates....

Subjects Taught

Expand+What subjects will I study?
Year 1
Mandatory Subjects
Construction Technology I
Building Services I
Structural Appreciation
Management and Measurement
Applied Mathematics
CAD and IT

Year 2
Mandatory Subjects


Expand+Quantity Surveying:
Exit Awards
• Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

• Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Building Services (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.


Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Quantity Surveying (QSY):
Career Opportunities
Graduates will be qualified to:
• Manage building design costs
• Manage contract and procurement procedures
• Administer financial construction contracts and budgets
• Manage projects....

Further Enquiries Quantity Surveying (QSY)
Programme Director
Fiona Dawson

Facilities and Building Services Management (FBS):
Programme Director
Yvonne Finn
BSc Eng (Hons), PG Dip, MCIBSE, MIEI
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Points History
Year Points
2021 260
2020 272
2019 271