The Springboard+ funded Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying is a 1-year full-time conversion programme providing non-construction related graduates to become educated for a career in the construction industry in Building Surveying/Building Engineering in Ireland and abroad. It has been developed as an alternative route into the Building Surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honour's undergraduate degree.
This new full-time graduate conversion programme provides an opportunity for non-construction related graduates to become educated for a career in the construction industry in Building Surveying/Building Engineering in Ireland and abroad. It has been developed as an alternative route into the Building Surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honour's undergraduate degree. The programme is designed for graduates who wish to upskill and convert to a career in the construction Industry.
Careers in Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying are open to graduates from all degree disciplines. If students haven't obtained a relevant degree, they need to 'convert' to surveying by studying an SCSI/RICS-accredited postgraduate conversion course. The RICS/SCSI have accredited several postgraduate degree courses throughout Ireland for Quantity Surveyors, as of yet none exist for Building Surveyors. It's possible for graduates from any degree discipline to get into a career in Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying subject to completion of an appropriate
This new PgDip in Building Surveying course is a one year, full time programme, which addresses the qualification requirement set down by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the Association of Building Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building & RICS) in respect to conversion courses, which will qualify participants to take the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and become chartered.
The proposed PgDip identifies a pathway for addressing the 'current trends in supply and demand for skills in the
economy' specifically 'skills shortage in specific sectors such as Financial Services, Health and Construction (Surveyors) Industry' identified in 'Ireland's National Skills Strategy 2025'.
Please note: This programme is funded for eligible applicants via Springboard+ 2020 (as part of the Human Capital Initiative (Pillar 1).
This programmes includes the following modules:
Building Information Modelling (BIM): Provide the participant with the training, skills & practical experience to plan and deliver projects.
Work Placement: provides an opportunity to gain structured and professional work experience, in a work based environment.
Sustainable Construction Technology: provides knowledge of passive and active low energy design strategies applicable to new &retrofit build.
Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal: consider different approaches to building re-use & renewal & to carbon reduction technologies.
Law and Practice for the Built Environment: develop a critical knowledge of the statutes and regulatory frameworks, apply to Irish property industry.
Specification, Design and Analysis: practical implications on buildability of specifying materials and will also cover CDM and statutory application.
Applicants will require a level 8 degree in any discipline (minimum 2:2). Suitable candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the programme based on other qualifications and/or work experience.
In such cases, the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy process will be applied. DkIT recognizes that knowledge, skills and competencies can be acquired from a range of learning experiences, including formal and informal. Through its RPL policy, the Institute commits to giving appropriate recognition to all relevant learning, irrespective of mode or place of learning.The focus of the RPL process is on the outcomes rather than the process of learning. RPL candidates will need to demonstrate the appropriate academic level of their learning and, where relevant, produce evidence of practical skills.
1 year full-time