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Building Engineering



The Engineers Ireland fully accredited programme meets the academic requirements for the status of Engineering Technician.  The programme modules are delivered with the whole time Building Engineering programme.  Upon successful completion of the Ordinary Degree students can opt to do an additional two years whole-time or on a CPD basis for Honor’s Degree in Building Engineering (Level 8) by entering the DT026A programme.

The 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

Degree in Building Engineering

DT7013 LEVEL 7

Year 1

Year 2


Combustion & Sanitary Services

Renewable Energy Technology

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Engineering Mathematics

Acoustics & Vibration


Electrical Distribution & Control

Building Load Assessment

Engineering Management

Research Dissertation

Final Year Design Project

Entry Requirements

Advanced Entry Requirements:  This is an advanced entry only programme students must have completed a passed Years 1 to 3 of the DT6030 programme or Years 1 and 2 of the DT005A programme, or have an equivalent Level 6 qualification from an approved Engineering related discipline and programme.  Applicants will be assessed for suitability upon application to the programme.

Module Assessment

Modules will be examined by a terminal examination at the end of each semester (Winter & Summer) or by continuous assessment throughout the semester.


On completion of the Ordinary Degree DT7013 programme in Building Engineering, students may progress to the whole time Honours Degree DT026A programme Year 3 and 4 or take the DT026A modules on a CPD basis to achieve a Bachelor of Engineering (Level 8) in Building Engineering.  The delivery of DT026A programme is at a whole-time basis with day-time lectures.

Career Opportunities

The Building Engineer works closely with other engineering disciplines, 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.