In the MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (Bauinformatik) you will learn how to apply computer science technologies to sustainable design, facilities management, energy management, and construction management.
The course is designed for professionals as well as young graduates from all computer science and engineering disciplines who want to improve their knowledge of customising information and communication technologies to support the design, commissioning and operation of civil engineering systems.
The course addresses the increasing need for engineers and architects with advanced knowledge and skills in the application of information and communication technologies to support sustainable design and operation of buildings and energy systems, facilities management, virtual construction, building information modelling (BIM) and structural engineering.
Lecturers are broadcast through the web, and can be attended either in UCC or from a remote location. Experts from six European universities contribute their knowledge to the course.
The course can be taken on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) basis with an option to complete at postgraduate diploma level. Lectures are broadcast using web-technology and can be attended either in UCC, in your home, or at your workplace. The majority of lectures are scheduled outside normal working hours. Block seminars consisting of full-day events are available once a month during academic periods. The course requires the completion of two projects, but can be combined with a work placement. A minor thesis contribution begins when all taught modules are completed successfully and involves four months of research work.
Unique Aspects of the Course
The MEngSc ITinAEC addresses the increased need for engineers with an in-depth knowledge of how to efficiently deploy information technologies to support their work. It is one of the few courses in Ireland offered in collaboration with experts from European universities. All lectures are broadcast using web-technology. The majority of lectures and seminars are delivered after work hours, enabling employed engineers to participate on a part-time basis. Projects can be organised in combination with a work placement or can address real-world problems identified by your current employer. This course was Engineers Ireland course of the year in 2014 and is currently an Engineers Ireland Accredited programme.