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Management in the Built Environment

The programme provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the built environment sector and will enable graduates to analyse complex contemporary challenges and equip them with the skills to formulate creative and innovative solutions.

Students will develop the capacity for critical thinking and the opportunity to apply this thinking to real-world problems and challenges in the built environment. They will be equipped to lead, develop, and manage within a range of built environment organisations.

The Masters in Management of the Built Environment includes modules in: leadership strategy; construction project management; Business Information Modeling management; building economics; life cycle cost analysis; research methods; dissertation as well as electives enabling students to specialise in areas of interest.

Graduates will be well-placed to take up positions in the built environment sector both on the design/development and contractor side of the business. Employment opportunities include: design; procurement; construction; management of new buildings or refurbishment of existing structures.

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


Full Time Day - one calendar year

Careers or further progression

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
By studying modules in Leadership Strategy & Self-Management, Construction Project Management, BIM Management and Building Economics & Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Research Methods and a Dissertation as well as two electives from the options of Legal Aspects of Management in the Built Environment, Public Procurement of Construction, Energy & Buildings, Retrofitting & Building Fabric and Facilities Management, a graduate will be well placed to take up management positions across the full built environment sector.

Potential employment for graduates:
The course is aimed at improving management competency in the built environment, both on the developer/design team side and contracting side.

Graduates of the programme will be ideally qualified to work anywhere across the built environment sector from development, design, procurement, construction and management of new buildings or the refurbishment of existing structures.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

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

Further enquiries

Anthony Dempsey
MSc, CPM, HDip, GIS, BEng(Hons), CE, CEng, MIEI
Chartered Engineer
Programme Director
T: 059-9175403

Subjects taught

• Leadership Strategy & Self-Management
• Construction Project Management
• BIM Management
• Building Economics & Life Cycle Cost Analysis
• Legal Aspects of Management in Built Environment
• Public Procurement of Construction
• Retrofitting & Building Fabric
• Energy & Buildings
• Facilities Management
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

Application date

Closing Date The closing date for receipt of Online Applications is 30th June 2017.

How to Apply

• Applicants should complete the Application Form

• Supporting documentation such as Examination Transcripts, Employment Details, Personal Statements etc can be emailed to

• Applicants due to take examination in Summer 2017 must forward transcripts of results as soon as they become available

NOTE: Your application cannot be processed until all the relevant supporting documents have been received

How are the Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma applications evaluated?

Where demand for programme places exceeds supply, all eligible applicants will be ranked in accordance with their academic and/or academic equivalent experience. Entry requirements are outlined in the course information details.

When will Place Offers be issued?

First Round Offers: Date to follow
Closing Date for Acceptance of Place Offer: Date to follow

• Applicants are advised to review the status of their Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma application regularly.

• Applicants eligible for a place offer will receive an email advising them to check the status of their application on the IT Carlow website

• There will be a facility to Accept place offers online

• The Institute will issue a formal letter to all Applicants who have accepted a place offer at the beginning of August 2017.

• Some additional offers may be made mid-August 2017

Course fee

This programme is not eligible for Free Fees. Programme Fees 2016/17 €7,400. Fees under review for 2017/18

Enrolment and start dates

Course will commence in September 2017. Courses are offered subject to viable numbers.

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