Built Environment Regulation - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Built Environment Regulation - Galway

Study Hours
Part-time: 6 hours per week.
Full-time: 12 hours per week.

Who should apply?
This programme is designed for a multidisciplinary cohort across the built environment disciplines such as Architecture, Engineering, Building Surveying, Architectural Technology, and Construction Management, among others. It is designed to meet the postgraduate and continuing professional development needs of these disciplines, to develop their competence in these areas. It will be particularly beneficial to new entrant graduates who have recently entered the workforce in the last one to three years.

Subjects taught

Introduction to Legislation for
the Built Environment
Energy Conservation
Access and Use
Fire Safety (Dwellings)
Fire Safety (Buildings other than Dwellings)
Built Environment Research
Built Environment Thesis

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a cognate level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent, in an appropriate Built Environment undergraduate programme or equivalent. Candidates who do not meet the H2.2 performance standard in a Level 8 award will be required to pass a qualifying assignment at an H2.2 performance standard as established by the Programme Board for the programme in question and as approved by the Registrar.


Students can choose to take the course as full time (1.5 years) or part-time (2.5 years).

On-Campus Attendance
Tutorials, project work, and assessments will be conducted over a few Saturdays each semester.

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Job Opportunities
There are significant employment opportunities for building regulation practitioners as specialists within their broader discipline areas of Architecture, Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Consultancy, Consultant Engineering, Civil Engineering, Building Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quality Engineering, Building Control Engineering, Local Authority Engineering, and Construction Management, to name a few.

By completing this masters' programme, further employment opportunities will present in the much sought-after areas of specialist Building Regulation Engineers, Building Control Engineers, Quality Engineers, Local Authority Engineers, Designers, Builders, Assigned Certifiers and/or Ancillary Certifiers, the roles of each being defined in the Built Environment Regulations and Legislation, and also depending on each candidates' primary undergraduate degree qualification, their professional body membership and their practice experience in the construction industry.

By completing this programme, it may facilitate progression routes into these roles if used in conjunction with applications for Chartership or an equivalent level in each profession and/or discipline, for example. It may also present opportunities for progression into management and to more senior positions. This qualification and sub-sets thereof will help to meet annual Continuing Professional Development requirements, and to align with professional body requirements. This programme will facilitate employment opportunities in the broad area of Building Regulations and Building Control in the private and public sector, in local authority, and on site in the construction sector.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Daytime,Full time,Part time

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