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Construction Project Management

A unique programme, developed following Industry demand and Government calls for upskilling, which will provide students with advanced managerial skills in Construction Project Management.

Graduates will be equipped to meet the challenges of managing the design and construction of modern complex developments in a diverse business environment.

The comprehensive module range offers the student extensive choice, facilitating individual areas of expertise.

The learning experience involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work, tutorials, seminars and presentations by visiting experts. A research dissertation is completed by each student during Semester 3.

Students may take modules on a phased basis and achieve the programme qualification over a number of academic years.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 8 Built Environment Programme or equivalent* with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2.

*Equivalence: Where an applicant has not completed a relevant Level 8 programme equivalence is assessed through the formal Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process used in Cork Institute of Technology (


Full-time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, September to August).
Part-Time: 2 Years.

No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 14 - 18
Which days: Variable

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The programme has been designed to suit the distinctive needs of the construction industry and offers excellent career opportunities for graduates as project managers or contract managers with design and construction companies, project management consultants and government agencies.

Further enquiries

Colin Donoghue
Department of Construction
T: +353 21 433 5412

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.
Semester 1
• Contract Administration/Dispute Resolve
• Sustainability in Engineering
• Research Skills and Practice
• Const. Project Management
• Org Management & Knowledge Management

Electives – Choose 1
• Corporate Construction Finance
• Mechanical & Electrical Services Cost Planning
• Strategic Construction
• Development Appraisal
• Advanced Measurement
• Entrepreneurship
• New Venture Management & Growth
• Strategic Business Management

Semester 2
• Eng. Project Management
• Global Project Management
• Research Project Development
• Construction Value & Risk Management

Electives – Choose 2
• M&E Measurement
• Site Management and Technology
• Construction Psychology
• Construction Project Controls
• Commercial Management
• Infrastructure Asset Management
• Adaptation and Reuse 2
• Environmental Management
• Intl Strategies & Organisation
• Leadership & Change Management
• Managing Innovation

Semester 3
Research Project Realisation (30 ECTS)


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

EU Applicants: Apply online at
Closing date: 19th August 2019

International Applicant
Closing Date: 31st May 2019.

To apply, please e-mail the following documents to
• Completed Application Form:
• Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
• School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
• Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
• English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL.
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Course fee

EU Applicants: €5,000
Non-EU Applicants €12,000

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to:

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

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