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    Programme Title  Certificate in Introductory Construction Economics and Land Surveying
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  One afternoon or morning a week for two semesters
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Minor Award
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Course for You?  
    The main aim of the course is to give learners an introduction to the twin areas of construction measurement and construction economics as well as a basic training in land surveying & GIS (Geographical Information Systems).
    Depending on the learner’s background, it may consolidate and advance the skills and knowledge already attained from working in the construction industry. In the context of measurement, real life projects will be discussed from a construction economics perspective.
    The Measurement an Construction Economics module introduces the concept of achieving value for money in building with a focus on cost solutions for fireproofing materials.  Learners will continue to develop desktop skills in the measurement and the mechanics of mensuration as an extension of the onsite land surveying process.  Learners will be introduced to the principles, tender preparation and the elemental approach of cost planning and preparing tenders.
    This Land Surveying module aims to introduce students to the basic principles of land surveying and to develop skills required to take linear and level measurements and to represent the results on scale drawings.  Various techniques for area and volume calculations are covered along with an introduction to GIS and theodolite and total station surveying.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Standard Level 6 entry requirements apply.
    To enter the first year of a level 6 ab-initio programme the requirements are:
    • Five subjects at O6/ H7 or better in the Irish Leaving Certificate
      These must include English or Irish and Maths.
    • Or
    • equivalent
    An understanding and knowledge of construction technology and basic building services is desirable.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesNo of credits
     1/1  Measurement & Construction Economics
     1/2  Land Surveying  5
    Learning Outcomes
      On successful completion of this programme learners will have the ability to:
    • Measure building elements from design drawings including fireproofing materials and components
    • Objectively identify, cost and select optimum value for money fireproofing materials 
    • Outline the typical pre-contract and post contract cost planning stages of a construction project
    • Prepare a tender report
    • Demonstrate an understanding of units of measurement, scale and survey drawings
    • Calculate areas and volumes from site measurements, maps and drawings
    • Appreciate elements of theodolite and total station surveying
    • Describe elements of GIS.

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