Fire Safety - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Fire Safety - Galway

The programme aims to afford advanced experience and training to fulfil, in part, the onerous and challenging roles, duties and responsibilities associated with a limited range of Built Environment Regulations in the Irish Construction Industry.

Study Hours
2 hours per week in Semester 1. 4 hours per week in Semester 2

Who should apply?
This certificate is designed for a multidisciplinary cohort across the built environment disciplines such as Architecture, Engineering, Building Surveying, Architectural Technology, and Construction Management, among others. The programme is designed to meet the postgraduate and continuing professional development needs of these disciplines, to develop competence in the specialist area of Fire Safety by facilitating knowledge gained through training and applied experience.

Subjects taught

Fire Safety (Part B Dwelling Houses)
Fire Safety (Part B Buildings
Other than Dwelling Houses, and FSC)

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.


1 year part-time. Blended learning.

On-Campus Attendance
Tutorials, project work, and some assessments will be conducted one Saturday each semester.

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Job Opportunities
There are 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 programme, further employment opportunities may 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 partial progression routes into these roles. This qualification and sub-sets thereof will help to meet annual Continuing Professional Development requirements, and to align with professional body requirements. This programme may 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
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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