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Course overview

Course Code 5M5010
QQI Award Code 5M5010 Construction Technology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to create awareness in environmental issues in the built environment, and to explore the relationship between people, energy use and the environmental impact of buildings. Students will be introduced to the principles and theories of sustainable and environmental design of a building to include the analysis and assessment of the environmental performance of a building design.

This course is designed to create awareness in environmental issues in the built environment, and to explore the relationship between people, energy use and the environmental impact of buildings.

Students will be introduced to the principles and theories of sustainable and environmental design of a building to include the analysis and assessment of the environmental performance of a building design.

What will you Study?

Materials Science 5N1637
Building Construction 5N1570
Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975
Environmental Studies
Green Building
Mathematics for Engineering
Thermal Insulation Installation
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Related Career Sectors

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Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
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