Further Education at GTI :: 2017-2018

Construction Technology / Civil Engineering 5M5010

This course is currently CLOSED, and no further applications are being accepted. The course may re-open at some future point; in the meantime, please choose an alternative course.

You will learn the essential skills of construction and civil engineering which may allow you to progress to construction, architecture and engineering courses in Higher Education or proceed directly into employment.

This course is designed to
  • provide participants with a hands-on introduction to the broad range of the skills required to work in the construction industry

  • prepare participants for entry to ordinary level degree and honours degree programmes related to the construction industry

  • prepare students for apprenticeships in construction related areas

entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners

  • A practical based course where learning takes place primarily in workshops and drawing rooms

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners

COURSE CONTENT
  • Building Construction 5N1570
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) 5N1604
  • Architectural Drawing 5N1558
  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Building Services 5N4974
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Maths for Engineering
  • Wood Fabrication 5N1999
OPTIONAL MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

Career Opportunities
  • Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme

  • Successful completion of this Level 5 award may lead to entry into Advanced Certificate in Architectural Technology QQI Level 6 Course in GTI.

Certification
  • QQI Level 5 Award in Construction Technology 5M5010

  • Safe Pass Certification

Progression to Higher Education
  • Progression from 5M5010 to all GMIT courses apart from Nursing.

The following are the most relevant:

GMIT Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

ALIT Athlone Institute of Technology

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at CAO website.

Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

Continuing Education

Third level courses which may give preference to successful graduates of this course:

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Architectural Technology

  • Construction Technology

  • Construction Studies

  • Health and Safety

  • Construction Management

Duration

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

Fees
  • Student Services Fee: €250
  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL: €500

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Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.