Bolton Street - Educating Ireland’s Surveying
and Construction Professionals for over fifty years


The School


Welcome to the School of Surveying and Construction Management.

In this school we teach, research and are professionally active in the areas of surveying (quantity and geomatics), real estate and construction. Please click on Programmes for more information on our degree programmes and view our Gallery of photos of activities.
Our School has been around a long time. We have taught some of the best-known and most reputable surveying and construction professionals in Ireland and even many abroad. Graduates of our School are employed throughout the country in a wide range of property, spatial information sciences and construction related services from traditional construction companies to professional real estate and surveying consultancies, investment advisors, local authorities and the civil service to small local companies, and many are self-employed. Outside the construction, spatial  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 longest-established and best educators of property, construction and spatial information professionals in Ireland. We will educate you to the standards required by the world's leading professional bodies and equip you with qualifications that are recognised as among the best world-wide, thus enabling you to work in Ireland and abroad.

Head of School
School of Surveying and Construction Management




If you are interested in doing one of our courses or if you just want to have a chat about what the surveying and construction professions are 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: 4023678 or you can email him on:

If you have already narrowed your interest down you can directly contact staff in the specific discipline:

Real Estate/Property:
Martin Hanratty 4023675

Construction Economics/Cost Informatics:
Alan Hore 4023873

Construction Management/Technology:
Garrett Keenaghan 4023911

Geomatics/Spatial Information Sciences:
Spatial Information Sciences group 4023676

Note: all phone extensions are preceeded by +353 1 402 from international locations.

If you want to post us something, or address is: School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin 1.


The School offers a range of programmes and modules at:

Undergraduate at NQF level 6 (certificate), level 7 (BSc Ord.), and level 8 (BSc. Hons).

Postgraduate at level 9 (MSc) and 10 (PhD). Some programmes are available in both full and part-time modes.

Continuing Professional Development in both customised format or as individual modules from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


We have about 40 full-time staff, all of whom have worked and many of whom are working and consulting in the real estate, construction and spatial information sciences industries. So they are bringing their real-world knowledge straight to you. They are qualified, they are bright and they are helpful. In addition to our staff, the School regularly invites visiting lecturers, experts from associated 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.


The School of School of Surveying and Construction Management is one of seven schools in the College of Engineering and the Built Environment. The School management team is Tom Dunne, Head of School, with Martin Hanratty, Alan Hore and Garrett Keenaghan as Assistant Heads of School. The professional activities of our approximately 40 full-time staff, many of whom are former students of DIT, include valuation, quantity surveying, construction management, geographic science, remote sensing, GIS, law, land management, economics, planning, building information modelling, architecture and engineering. Currently, approximately 850 undergraduate students are taking taught programmes within the School, while appoximately 100 students are taking taught programmes or are undertaking research at postgraduate levels (MSc and PhD).

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