BSc (with Honors) in Engineering and Construction Management

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 10.2 50 € / year

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The BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & amp; Engineering is a four-year course that prepares graduates for a career as professional construction managers and engineers in the Irish and global construction industry.

Each student is required to complete a 30-week paid industrial placement with a construction company in the second term (February through September) of the third year. The companies include general civil engineering, construction and residential property contractors, project management companies, specialty contractors, engineering design offices, and materials manufacturers.

Professional options

  • Project management
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction layout
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities management
  • Property development
  • National and international projects
  • Business development

The CME program prepares students for a variety of exciting career opportunities in engineering and project management roles throughout the global construction industry . Many of our graduates work with some of the best Irish and international construction companies including: Turner Construction, John Sisk & amp; They are BAM Contractors, Clancy Construction, PM Group, Duggan Brothers, PJ Hegarty, Walls Construction, McLaren Construction, Laing O ‘Rourke, Murphy Group, JT Magen, Reidy Contracting Group and Bennett Construction, among others.


Students are required to complete a 7-month Industrial Placement during year 3 of the program. Gaining hands-on experience in the construction industry is critical for students to develop an understanding of the complexity of construction and civil engineering projects.

WIT arranges placement with great companies on exciting projects in Ireland, the UK, New York City and beyond. In many cases, the placement leads to full-time employment upon graduation.

Program structure

Semester 1:

  • Construction measure
  • Introduction to handling
  • Mathematics
  • Construction technology
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Communication and study skills

Semester 2:

  • Construction economics
  • Management studies
  • Structure theory
  • Engineering Services
  • Introduction to building materials
  • Introduction to BIM

Semester 3:

  • Introduction to construction law
  • Service technology
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Construction methods
  • Acquisition strategy

Semester 4:

  • Bid and estimate
  • Introduction to project management
  • Structure Design
  • Introduction to surveying
  • Integrated Project

Semester 5:

  • Engineering structure
  • Site topography
  • Building technology systems
  • Construction health and safety
  • Measurement and cost calculation

Semester 6:

  • Search methods
  • Industrial placement 1

Semester 7:

  • Development economics
  • Corporate and project management
  • Design of temporary works
  • Technology and Integration Services
  • Dissertation
  • Industrial placement 2

Semester 8:

  • Construction right
  • Marketing y Finanzas
  • Quality and human resources management
  • Innovative technology
  • Dissertation

Admission requirements

Applicants who are not citizens of the EU member states, nor have resided for full-time undergraduate study courses in Ireland should apply directly to the International Office at WIT. Applications will be accepted until May 31 of each year for programs that begin the following September. Overdue applications will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

For this Program:

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6 / H7
  • English or Irish: O5 / H7
  • Math: O5 / H7

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