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Construction Economics - Cert

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    12,753 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,500 EUR

  • Language taught in
  • Start date

Program Overview

What Institute of Technology Sligo says about their program:
"Do you have strong interest in the construction industry but are unsure of which route to take? If you answer yes to this question then a course in Construction Economics could be the course for you. Construction Economics is a course designed for those with an interest in the building industry and offers graduates a broad skills base for management of construction projects with a strong emphasis on cost.

Construction costs have a strange habit of getting out of control when no one is looking. Some of the greatest construction projects on the planet have had cost problems. The Sydney Opera House, which took 18 years to design and build, opened in 1973 and cost 15 times more than was originally projected. The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (Russia) were budgeted at US$12 billion but the final cost was US$51 billion making them the most expensive Olympics in history! Many construction projects did not finish or even start because of finance problems.

So the need for managing costs when setting up sites and the efficient control of labour, plant and materials throughout the construction project are vital in order for the successful completion within an agreed budget. Undertaking this course will ensure that graduates are prepared for the role of managing construction projects in an ever changing industry. The course utilises the latest technology and software used in the construction industry and we work very closely with contractors, sub-contractors and professional organisations to ensure that our course reflects the current needs of the work place."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below

All lectures, tutorials, and practical work are delivered in English. It is vitally important that students who are not native English speakers have the required standard on entry to ensure they gain maximum value from their time at IT Sligo. The required minimum proficiency score in English required for entry to IT Sligo is:


  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL 65
  • TOEIC 605
  • Cambridge FCE


  • PG IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL 80
  • TOEIC 780
  • Cambridge FCE

You should provide copies of the following documents as part of your application:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates
  • Passport
  • English language qualification
  • Any additional documentation that may be required for your specific program of study e.g. CV, Portfolio.

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €10,500 / year
  • Graduate tuition - €10,500 / year

Sport Scholarship Program

The IT Sligo Sport Scholarship Program gives talented athletes the supports needed to excel in their chosen sport. Each year up to 60 sports scholarships are awarded. Alongside financial support, the sport scholars have access to top-class sporting facilities, sports science supports, and academic supports. This ensures our student-athletes can achieve their sporting goals whilst maintaining academic excellence

Sport Scholarship Levels:

  • Gold - €1750 Per Year
  • Silver - €1100 Per Year
  • Bronze - €550 Per Year

1916 Bursary Fund

This is a funding scheme targeted at students who are socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from groups that have low participation rates in higher education. The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently underrepresented in higher education.

Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary will receive a bursary in the amount of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate program of study.

IT Sligo Presidents Bursary Fund

The Institute has an important role in driving economic and social development in the North West of Ireland. Relevant, effective research and innovation is a key element of this. We have a vibrant and productive research community, active in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional research spheres. The President of IT Sligo supports many research opportunities each year for students to help accomplish this important work. This bursary will provide research students with a maintenance grant and paid tuition fees.

Visa requirements for the Institute of Technology Sligo

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Ireland student visa requirements