Welcome to the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics. As the name implies, we teach two main subject areas here. Click on Programmes for more information on our degree programmes.
Our School has been around a long time. We have taught some of the best-known and most reputable real estate and construction professionals in Ireland and even many abroad. Graduates of our School are employed throughout the country in a wide range of property and construction related services from traditional construction companies to professional real estate and quantity surveying consultancies, investment advisors, local authorities and the civil service, to small local companies and many are even self-employed. Outside the construction and property industries many graduates have been employed in a wide variety of other fields from banking, law and finance to other areas such as the sustainability, environment and planning. We are the oldest and best educators of surveyors in Ireland, and train you not just to work in Ireland - our qualifications are recognised as among the best world-wide.
The School of Real Estate and Construction Economics is one of nine schools in the College of Engineering and the Built Environment. The head of the School is Tom Dunne. The School is divided into two Departments, Real Estate headed by Martin Hanratty, and Construction Economics and Management, headed by Alan Hore. We have about 23 full-time staff, many of whom are former students of real estate and construction in DIT. On our staff we have valuers, lawyers, planners, architects, quantity surveyors, construction managers, economists and engineers. We teach about 500 undergraduate students, and the School has many other students doing postgraduate courses and PhD research.
In the School, we run a BSc. (Level 8) in Property Economics (Valuation Surveying) over four years, and a BSc. (Level 7) in Auctioneering, Valuations and Estate Agency (Real Estate) over three years. These degrees prepare students for work in a wide range of jobs in the world of real estate from valuers to estate agents to investment managers and much more. Real estate is an incredibly varied profession.
Also in the School, we run a four year BSc. (Level 8) in Construction Economics and Management (Quantity Surveying) and an equivalent part time programme. This degree is for people who want to work as quantity surveyors, construction economists and/or construction managers. All our degrees give eligibility to apply for membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the UK body) after a number of years of work experience. We also have a number of postgraduate programmes, MSc (Level 9) in Applied Construction Cost Management, MSc in Quantity Surveying (Conversion), MSc in Real Estate and an MSc in Construction Informatics.
We have about 23 full-time staff, all of whom have worked in the real estate and construction industries. So they’re bringing their knowledge straight to you. They’re qualified, they’re bright and they’re helpful. In addition to our staff, the School regularly brings in visiting lecturers, experts from the real estate and construction industries, to bring the latest knowledge and experience to our students. The School has excellent relations with industry and many visiting lecturers are indeed former students of the School.
If you’re interested in doing one of our courses, or if you just want to have a chat about what the surveying profession is about, and whether or not it might suit you, feel free to give us a call. Tom Dunne is the head of the School and his number is: 01-4023678 or email him on: email@example.com If you’ve already narrowed your interest down, then give Martin Hanratty a call 01-4023675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for real estate or call Alan Hore 01-4023873 or email him email@example.com to discuss construction economics and management related courses. If you want to post us something, or address is: School of Real Estate and Construction Economics, DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin 1.