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CONSTRUCTION HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE


LC253 What is the programme about?


This programme provides the student with an understanding of the construction of buildings including methods of construction, types of building materials, services in buildings (e.g heating, air conditioning, etc.), production of construction drawings, surveying & setting out, building safety and law, etc.


This programme also addresses the economics of construction, sustainable construction technologies and sustainable building services, which provides the student with an understanding of how to construct buildings in a sustainable manner in the construction industry of the future.


Who is the programme suited to?


The programme is suited to students from second level and mature students, seeking an entry level qualification to the construction industry.


Modules


Year 1: Construction Mathematics, Construction I.T. 1, Drafting with CAD 1 & BIM, Construction Technology, Land Surveying, Economics & Industry, Structures.


Year 2: IT & BIM 2, Sustainable Building Services 1, Sustainable Construction Technology & Structures, Site Surveying & Setting Out, Construction Law, Estimating & Tender documentation, Building Pathology & Surveying, Management Skills and Health & Safety.


What can I do after the programme? A graduate from this programme would be involved in a range of construction related activities, including the production of drawings, surveying and setting out, organising and supervising of plant and equipment on site, the resourcing and testing of construction materials, as well as assisting in the supervision of the work of subcontractors and craft operatives, estimating the cost of materials and work completed and liaising with suppliers in relation to the supply and delivery of materials.


Graduates from the programme will be ideally placed to take advantage of the opportunities arising in sustainable construction and public investment in the future. Graduates can also progress to Level 7 programmes at LIT.


Class Contact Hours 22 hours per week.


Programme Code LC253


Programme Level Level 6


CAO Points 2015 210


Duration 2 years


Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 Passes (O6/H7) in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


> 164 Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Mr. Peter Armstrong, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293334 Email: peter.armstrong@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC253


Department of the Built Environment


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