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Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment




What will I learn?

This programme offers the opportunity for progression throughout the built environment sector. Graduates have noted improved salaries, greater promotion prospects and the ability to transfer their skills through a range of technical, managerial and design careers. Recruitment companies such as Hays and Brightwater are confirming that demand for professionals throughout the built environment sector is increasing, with increasing salaries reflecting the shortfall in suitably qualified staff.

The programme ensures that the learners will have an in-depth knowledge of the underlying theories, key concepts and technologies within the discipline area of the built environment. Graduates will be able to analyse the complex contemporary challenges and issues in management of the built environment and integrate and apply this knowledge to formulate creative and innovative solutions. They will develop a capacity for critical thinking within their discipline and demonstrate an ability to bring their expertise to bear on real world problems and challenges in the built environment in Ireland and abroad. They will be equipped to lead, develop, and manage within a range of built environment organisations.

What subjects will I study?

Leadership for Performance and Change
Construction Project Management
BIM Management
Building Economics and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Research Methods

Elective Subjects:

Legal Aspects of Management in Built Environment
Public Procurement of Construction
Energy and Buildings
Facilities Management

Study & Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the Built Environment is an embedded Exit Award.

Additionally, each module represents a discreet minor award that can be taken individually.

Which department am I in?

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€11,250.00 (US$ 12,271) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 August 2023

More details

Start date

September 2023


South East Technological University

SETU Carlow Campus,

Kilkenny Road,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a level 8, Honours Bachelor Degree in a related subject area; The final mark in the Bachelor Degree should be no less than 60% ; English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0 – all bands; TOEFL Internet Based test (iBT): 90

For international students

A minimum 2nd class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Facilities Management, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Science or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline area.

Chartered members of built environment professional bodies include such organisations as: Chartered Institute of Building, Engineers Ireland, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

Candidates with significant experience in the built environment sector (as determined through SETU Carlow’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.0 – all bands
TOEFL Internet Based test (iBT): 90
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade B
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C
Duolingo English Test (DET): 100 – all sub-sections
English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP): C1
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58-64
Test of Interactive English (TIE): C1
TOEFL Computer Based Test: 232
TOEFL Paper Based Test: 575
TOEIC: 730

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About South East Technological University

IT Carlow offers an inclusive campus environment where students make lifelong friends while reaching academic goals.

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes
  • Programmes in business, law, humanities, sport and science
  • In Carlow, South East Ireland, near Dublin
  • Known for student sporting excellence

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