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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING & ENERGY ENGINEERING


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE What is the programme about?


This broadly based Level 7 programme has been designed in partnership with industry to meet the needs of the 'Green Economy'. The programme maintains a strong bias towards Sustainable Building Practices, emphasising the principles and application of Sustainable Energy Engineering. It is a unique programme that marries the fundamental pillars of sustainability in the built environment. The energy industry has been identified as a growth industry, a skills shortage in this area has been highlighted in numerous reports.


Graduates of the programme will possess the skills/knowledge needed to: • Investigate, Audit & Survey - Existing Buildings, Sites, and Energy Systems. • Design specific - Renewable Energy Solutions, Sustainable Building Solutions and Energy Conservation Measures.


• Provide expertise in the areas of - Environmental Management, Sustainable Design, Energy Management, Project management, Financial analysis/management


• Implement & evaluate projects - provide project logistical management skills and apply measurement and verification skills to energy related projects


Graduates of the programme will possess a relevant and functional comprehension of areas including: Sustainable Construction Methods (domestic & commercial), Building Conservation, Pathology & Architectural Heritage, Land Use Planning for Sustainable Energy Systems, Building Computer Aided Design, Building Cost Management, Law & Safety, Traditional and Renewable Energy Technologies (including alternative, clean & efficient energy technologies), Environmental considerations for energy production (Policy, emission factors etc), Energy & Facilities Management, Energy analysis software packages including (BER, iSBEM, RetScreen). Graduates can also progress to a one year, add-on Level 8 Honours degree in Energy Management in Built Environment at LIT.


Who is the programme suited to?


The programme is ideal for students who wish to enter or develop a career in the Energy Sector, Sustainable Building and the management of Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy Technologies. Sustainable Building and Energy Engineering go hand in hand in developing Ireland’s green economy.


Modules


Year 1: Sustainable Energy Engineering 1, Sustainable Building Services 1, Construction Technology & Environmental Services, Mathematics & IT, Learning & Research Skills for Construction Professionals, Conservation & Architectural Heritage, Built Environment Law, Site Surveying.


Year 2: Sustainable Energy Engineering 2, Civil Engineering Construction & Public Health, Sustainable Building Services 2, Building Pathology, Construction Management & BIM, Building Regulations, Planning for Renewable Energies, Project Cost Management.


Year 3: Energy & the Environment, Sustainable Energy Engineering 3, Energy Management (BER), Facilities Management, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Building Services 3, Building Conservation, Contract Administration & Law.


What can I do after the programme?


Successful graduates can progress to a one year add-on Level 8 Honours degree, the BSc (Honours) in Energy Management (Built Environment) at LIT. Graduates will enter an evolving, dynamic and challenging field offering exciting opportunities in a variety of organisations including high potential cleantec start-ups. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


LC244


Class Contact Hours 20-24 hours per week.


Programme Code LC244


Programme Level Level 7


CAO Points 2015 235


Duration 3 years


Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


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


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


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Ms. David Honan, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293356 Email: david.honan@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC244


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SustainableBuildingRenewableEnergy Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 171 <


Department of the Built Environment


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