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Building Engineering



The Engineers Ireland fully accredited programme meets the academic requirements for the status of Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Building Engineering.  The programme modules are delivered with similar part-time engineering disciplines, for the quantitate modules, and with the whole time Building Engineering equivalents for the applied modules.  Upon successful completion of the Higher Level Certificate, students can opt to do an additional two years part-time for an Ordinary Degree in Building Engineering (Level 7) by entering year 1 of the DT7013 programme.

This programme is particularly aimed for part-time students who have knowledge of the Building Engineering industry or who wish to up/re-skill in the industry.  Qualifying students will be assessed, during the application process for suitability on the programme.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Mathematics & Computing 1 & 2.
  • CAD & Engineering Graphics 1.
  • Engineering Science 1.
  • Engineering Science 2.
  • Construction Technology
  • Introduction to Fire Engineering
  • Engineering Communications. 

Year 2

  • Mathematics & Computing 3.
  • Mathematics & Computing 4.
  • CAD & Engineering Graphics 2
  • Applied Energy Systems 1
  • Applied Energy Systems 2
  • Energy & Buildings
  • Water Services Engineering
  • Natural & Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings

Year 3

  • Heating Systems Engineering
  • Electro-technology, Electronics & Measurement
  • Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Water & Environmental Engineering
  • Team Project 1 - Heating Systems
  • Team Project 2 - Ventilation Systems
  • Engineering Communications & Management
  • CAD & Energy Performance 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate students:  Leaving Certificate or equivalent with passes in Mathematics and English or Irish and at least three other subjects.  Students would also be normally employed in the Building Engineering or related discipline before commencing the programme.

Mature students:  Mature students will be considered on an individual basis and is subject to receipt of a CV and relevant work experience.

Exams / Assessments 

Programme modules are assessed by a combination of end of semester examination and/or continuous assessment throughout the semester.


Upon successful completion of the DT6030 (Level 6) Higher Certificate programme in Building Engineering, students may opt to progress to the DT7013 (Level 7) Ordinary Degree programme which is a further two years part-time to achieve a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7) in Building Engineering.  The delivery of DT7013 is shared with the whole-time DT005A programme (common lectures).

Career Opportunities

The Building Engineer works closely with other engineering disciplines such as architects, structural engineers and quantity surveyors on construction projects.  The range of services required in buildings is continuously expanding offering graduates challenging and rewarding careers within the industry from the design, construction, manufacturing, sales, facilities and operational roles.