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Construction Management And Technology

Bachelor of Science in Construction (Management) DT117

Non-Standard Applications


It is the policy of the DT117 Programme Team that non standard applicants are selected for this programme in the following manner:

  • Initial screening in which the applicant is asked to confirm in writing their interest in obtaining a place on the programme;
  • Call to interview for all of those who respond to the initial screening request;
  • Acceptance of offer of interview. Interviewed against the following criteria:
    • Evident interest in the field of Construction;
    • Level of learning ability displayed;
    • Relevant work experience;
    • Commitment of candidate to full time study;
    • Level to which the candidate has developed a career plan;
    • Knowledge that the candidate has gained of the Programme gained through their own research;
  • Ranking of applicants based on the performance at interview;
  • Notification to CAO of the names and CAO numbers of those candidates to be offered places under Round 0. Round 0 offers are usually made by the CAO in early August of each year.

While it is the norm to offer at least 15% of the places on the Programme each year to non-standard applicants, the Programme Team reserves the right to offer places only to those who have demonstrated competence to succeed on the programme.

Mature Students

The programme welcomes applications from mature students (i.e. Irish and other EU citizens who are 23 years of age in the 1st January on the proposed year of entry.

Applicants should apply through the CAO as normal, while indicating their status on the application form.

Applicants with Disabilities

The Institute is an equal opportunities institution and welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The Institute and Programme Committee will endeavour to ensure that appropriate facilities are available to allow full access and participation for all students.

Applicants who feel that they cannot achieve their full academic potential because of a disability or a significant health difficulty should apply directly to the Institution in addition to submitting a CAO application.

Applicants are welcome to contact the DIT Disability Liaison Officer to discuss any aspect of their application.

Applicants who hold a National Craft Certificate

Applications are welcomed through the CAO Special Category Applicant route from those who have been awarded a National Craft Certificate in a construction trade prior to the CAO closing date. The basic Leaving Certificate requirement does not apply to such applicants.

Applicants from Countries outside the European Union

European Union applicants fill the majority of places on DIT full-time programmes. The Institute is happy to consider applications from non-EU nationals who are suitably qualified.

Application is through the CAO on or before 15th December each year for entry in the following year. Applications must be accompanied by certified translations in English of qualifications and/or examination results and evidence of proficiency in English.

School and Industry News

Photo Gallery

A new gallery of photos of activities at DIT's School of Surveying and Construction Management is available here.

Surveying the Future

RICS promotion of careers for Geomatics Surveyors (from the Guardian newspaper).

See the advert.

Graduates Required

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has today launched its Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements for Property and Construction Surveying 2014 - 2018 Report.

The report warns of a shortage of qualified graduates coming into the industry which could threaten the pace of recovery in the property and construction sector.


DIT's School of Surveying & Constrution Management held its first Surveying Week for Transition Year students in April 2014.

Please read our Surveying Week DIT 2014 blog to find out about the experience.

If you, or a transition year student that you know, are interested in taking part next year (and this may run at a different time of the year) please contact the school secretary at


Birmingham Trip

DT111/2 & DT117/2 Joint Class Trip to Birmingham to visit sites as described in the accompanying Report on Birmingham trip.

Competition Win

Congratulations to Sai Sri Harsha Sunkrannei who received 3rd place in the final of the CEEC cega competition 2014.

Sai Sri is pictured below with Tom Dunne, Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT.


International Competition Winners

The School offers its congratulations on winning 1st place in the region 8 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Birmingham City University on April 24th 2014 to Matthew O’Grady, Craig Grattan, Michael Hickey and Stephen McCarthy.

The team was mentored by Sonya Meekel who is also Vice Regional Director of region 8 ASC and a member of the competition's organising committee.‌


Surveying Week

The School of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT,  supported by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), will host its first ever Surveying Week for Second level (Transition Year) students in the week commencing 28th April.

During the week you will be engaged in a range of practical and 'learning by doing' fun activities which showcase the different land/property/construction/geomatics programmes at Ireland's leading Surveying School and a selection of the careers that these programmes can lead to. Please click on Survey Week 2014 to view our information sheet.‌

For more information about making an application to participate please contact Catherine Noble (by Monday April 7th).

Mary McLoughlin Receives Honorary Membership to the SCSI.

Ex staff member Mary Mcloughlin recently received Honorary Membership to the SCSI. This is only the second time such a distinction was given by the SCSI. Click on the picture for more information.

The School of Surveying and Construction Management is located in DIT, Bolton Street Campus