The Quantity Surveyor acts within both accountancy and legal frameworks. This 4 year programme offers specialisms in Building Information Management (BIM) and in the area of Mechanical and Electrical Services Cost Management. These are areas of significant growth in the Irish construction industry, particularly in sectors such as Data Centre Development, Pharmaceutical, Agri-food and large scale commercial projects.
The programme will cover core areas of Quanititying Surveying and explore Building Information Modelling and the cost management of Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology. The programme includes a nine month work experience placement.
In Mechanical and Electrical Services Technology the student will learn about Energy Management, Life Cycle Costing and Measurement, Estimating and Cost Control. The student will also cover Construction Technology, Construction Law and Contract Administration, as used both in Ireland and internationally.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
As a graduate of this programme, you can expect to find employment as a QS in a wide range of sectors including the data, pharmaceutical, agri-food, large scale commercial construction sectors; in chartered surveying consultancies, working in dedicated M&E specialist departments; and working as a QS for contractors and and quantity surveying practices.