Management in the Built Environment - Carlow

Graduates have noted improved salaries, greater promotion prospects and the ability to transfer their skills through a range of technical, managerial and design careers. Recruitment companies such as Hays and Brightwater are confirming that demand for professionals throughout the built environment sector is increasing, with increasing salaries reflecting the shortfall in suitably qualified staff.

The programme ensures that the learners will have an in-depth knowledge of the underlying theories, key concepts and technologies within the discipline area of the built environment. Graduates will be able to analyse the complex contemporary challenges and issues in management of the built environment and integrate and apply this knowledge to formulate creative and innovative solutions. They will develop a capacity for critical thinking within their discipline and demonstrate an ability to bring their expertise to bear on real world problems and challenges in the built environment in Ireland and abroad. They will be equipped to lead, develop, and manage within a range of built environment organisations.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Leadership for Performance and Change
Construction Project Management
BIM Management
Building Economics and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Research Methods

Elective Subjects:
Legal Aspects of Management in Built Environment
Public Procurement of Construction
Energy and Buildings
Facilities Management

Entry requirements

A minimum 2nd class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Facilities Management, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Science or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline area.

Chartered members of built environment professional bodies include such organisations as: Chartered Institute of Building, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

Candidates with significant experience in the built environment sector (as determined through SETU Carlow’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the SETU Carlow RPL system.


1 Year Full-time (1 day and 1 evening/week).

Post Course Info

Study & Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment is an embedded Exit Award.

Additionally, each module represents a discreet minor award that can be taken individually.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Evening,Daytime

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