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About the Programme

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.

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.

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.


Lectures are delivered on alternative Saturdays in DIT Bolton Street - October to June with examinations held in July.


Lecturers are a combination of academic and industry experts.