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Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical)


This programme is provided part-time over two years (24 months) and provides the basic educational requirements for quantity surveyors working in the provision of mechanical and electrical services.

On successful completion of this programme it is expected that learners be able to:

  • Display a  demonstrable knowledge of the fundamental theory and concepts of Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical)
  • Participate in Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical) activities, with a clear sense of purpose, in a confident, motivated and responsible manner
  • Display a broad range of Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical) skills
  • Operate independently and effectively in a work situation
  • Identify and evaluate solutions to Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical) issues, explain the solutions and make judgments in response to qualitative and quantitative information
  • Contribute positively, both autonomously and as a member of a team
  • Work ethically and professionally
  • Reflect on and evaluate the quality of his/her own learning, display an ability to integrate their academic knowledge, skills and competence into real workplace experiences


The subjects covered are quantity surveying practice; measurement methods; building services technology; construction law;  construction contracts; building information modelling (BIM); financial management;  fire safety and disabled access control; an introduction to economics as it applies to the construction sector; communications; work based learning.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Higher Certificate in Quantity Surveying (Mechanical & Electrical) the applicants must meet the following criteria, and be approved by the Programme Committee:

  • Applicants for admission to this programme must have a minimum academic standard of having passed at least six subjects at ordinary or higher level of the Irish Leaving Certificate, (or its equivalent) which must include mathematics and English language at ordinary level.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
  • Applicants must be working full-time in approved Mechanical and Electrical related employment, eg in a quantity surveying practice, on quantity surveying related topics in a construction company, civil engineering practice, etc. 

 Non-Standard Applications

Applications received from non-standard applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Programme Committee.


Will vary on a module basis as a mix of continuous assessment and/or exams.


On successful completion of this programme, students can progress to a variety of level 7 programme both in DIT and in other third level colleges both nationally and internationally.

Career Opportunities

This Higher Certificate aims to provide formal education to mechanical and electrical crafts and technical people, including supervisors, foremen, junior technicians, engineers, project managers and contract managers who may wish to upskill or indeed progress towards a career as a Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveyor - both in Ireland and internationally.

The programme will also cater for qualified junior Quantity Surveyors who may wish to obtain level 6 Mechanical and Electrical competence.

Further Information

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