Construction and Engineering Technology

Level 5 QQI Award

Duration

One Year

Overview

This course is suitable for learners who wish to adjust to a changing construction industry by broadening their knowledge base into energy efficient building techniques. Learners are introduced to the fundamentals of green building technology with an emphasis on energy, insulation, conservation and sustainable living. Practical skills such as solar/photovoltaic panel installation, retro fitting of domestic buildings, green building technology, energy upgrades and installation of insulation are completed in order to build up the learner’s skill capacity in this area. On completion graduates are eligible to progress to construction, architecture and engineering programmes at Third Level or to progress directly into employment.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate Established/LCVP
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Relevant Level 4 QQI Award
  • Mature applicants are welcome For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, please contact DFEi

Course Modules

  • Thermal Insulation Installation
  • Wood Fabrication
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Building Construction
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Module Information


No module information available at this time

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Certification

  • Level 5 Award Construction Technology (5M5010)
  • Safe Pass Certificate

Special Features

Students will take part in a number of field trips throughout their course of study, to various low energy dwellings, to experience first-hand, the application of renewable energy technologies. An educational workshop for example in Cloughjordan Eco Village will provide students with an opportunity to examine how communities are developmg sustainable building strategies.

 

Specialist Resources include:

  • Solar and Photovoltaic Panels
  • Water Heat Exchangers
  • Exchange Ventilation Unit
  • Underfloor Heating System
  • Insulation System

Progression Opportunities

DFEi: Graduates may progress to the Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology and Design at DFEi.
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at both Universities and Institutes of Technology

Progression Examples

BTech in Timber Product Technology (DT169)

BEngTech in Civil Engineering (DT004)

BSc in Construction Management (DT117)

BEngTech in Building Services Engineering (DT005)

Bachelor of Architecture (DT101)

Dublin Institute of Technology

BSc in Construction Building and Services Management (CW417)

Higher Certificate in Science Construction Technology (CW416)

BEng in Civil Engineering (CW478)

Institute of Technology Carlow

BSc in Construction Technology (DK745)

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Career Paths

Graduates can obtain employment in both the construction and the renewable energy fields completing roles in wind energy, solar power and energy efficiency

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Accreditations

Joseph Connelan

Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying in DIT.
"I finished my leaving in 2016 and I didn’t manage to get the points to get into DIT so I found a great course in DFEi in Construction Engineering Technology. The teachers were great, and…

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Joseph Connelan

Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying in DIT.
"I finished my leaving in 2016 and I didn’t manage to get the points to get into DIT so I found a great course in DFEi in Construction Engineering Technology. The teachers were great, and willing to help with any difficulties you were having with the course. The basics I learned in DFEi gave me a head start in DIT."

Department Head

Dave Nicholson

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