DIT responds to shortage of qualified Quantity Surveyors with launch of part time degreePosted: 10 March, 2016
In direct response to the unprecedented demand for Quantity Surveying graduates, DIT has announced the re-opening of its part-time degree in September 2016 in partnership with local industry.
DT8155 is a part-time Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management.
With the economy recovering there is already a severe shortage of suitably qualified Quantity Surveyors. The latest report issued by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) , Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements in Construction and Property Surveying 2014-2018, called for the constant collaboration between industry, SCSI and third level institutes in order to ensure the skill levels of the graduates fits the requirements of the real world.
DIT in partnership with a number of leading employers in the Irish construction industry have come together to launch a new look part-time degree in September 2016. This course will appeal to school leavers, mature students and to applicants who possess a FETAC level 5 award in a construction related skill area or equivalent. It is envisaged that students will be assisted in seeking employment on a full-time basis in a construction or engineering company and attend college one day a week. A particular feature of the programme will include a “Work Related” learning component. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to formally record and reflect on their experience in the workplace and undertake a work-related project.