Do you know that the buildings in which we live and work are responsible for 50% of our national energy consumption? This is a major contributor to Ireland’s C02 or greenhouse gas emissions. By taking steps to improve the efficiency of our buildings, we can significantly affect our ability to meet our climate change targets.
Creating buildings that function effectively makes for a challenging and rewarding career. The Building Engineer’s task is to ensure that mechanical and electrical systems - including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, water supply, fire protection, power, lighting and data communication systems - work together in the most energy-efficient way.
More jobs than graduates
This is why the construction industry is calling for more qualified Building Engineers. Working with architects and structural engineers, Building Engineers will help to ensure that new buildings are more environmentally-friendly but can also retrofit existing building stock to improve their energy performance.
For more details on how you can build a sustainable career as a Building Engineer visit our admissions page.
Graduates work with Ireland’s top engineering design and high technology companies such as
There is a need for Building Services Engineers who are experts in improving the energy performance of buildings and opportunities exist in the expanding fields of energy management and renewable energy from solar and geothermal energy sources. Many past graduates are successfully working abroad in the UK, America and Australia.
Students who reach the appropriate level in the final year have the opportunity to join the third year of the Building Services Engineering Level 8 degree programme within DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.
Many of the Departments best students graduating from the Level 8 degree have started their studies on the BEngTech in Building Services Engineering.