Construction Management

engineeringConstruction Management

Construction Management

What is Construction Management & Engineering?

The programme prepares students to become Construction Managers at various levels within the construction industry, working for building and civil engineering contractors, project management consultants, specialist suppliers and subcontractors, design and cost consultants and other industry stakeholders. 

Whether at site, project or organisational level, our graduates manage the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment, encompassing all aspects of finance, quality, health & safety, contracts and information technology. 

Communication is central to being an effective Construction Manager and we place significant emphasis upon developing graduates who can communicate through written, verbal and graphical modes.

The CME programme prepares students for a variety of exciting career opportunities in project management and engineering roles across the global construction sector.  Many of our graduates work with some of the best Irish and international construction companies including: Turner Construction, John Sisk & Son, BAM Contractors, Clancy Construction, the PM Group, Duggan Brothers, PJ Hegarty, Walls Construction, McLaren Construction, Laing O'Rourke, Murphy Group, JT Magen, Reidy Contracting Group and Bennett Construction amongst others.


Students are required to complete a 7 month Industrial Placement during year 3 of the programme.  Gaining hands-on experience in the construction industry is integral to the students developing an understanding of the complexity of construction & civil engineering projects. 

WIT organises the placement with excellent companies on exciting projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom, New York City and further afield!  In many cases, the placement leads to full-time employment upon graduation.


Michel Wolf worked for Turner Construction for his work placement in 2013 on the refurbishment of the iconic Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.  Home to the New York Knicks and Rangers, the project cost of in excess of $1 billion, and was successfully completed to a very tight schedule.

Every year, the CME programme hosts International Construction Management Day in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Building.  The event celebrates the culturally diverse nature of the global construction industry and involves graduates talking to current students about their experiences of living and working in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, Australia, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Denmark, amongst others.

2017 International Construction Management Day

2014 International Construction Management Day

  CIOB Presidents Medal

The Chartered Institute of Building is the leading professional body for representing Construction Managers.  Every year, the CIOB's president awards their medal to the student who has excelled in their studies on the Construction Management & Engineering programme.  In 2014, the recipient of the medal was David Whitty, who is currently employed by Sisk on their 4 year Excelerate Graduate Development programme.

Sisk Award for Dissertation

SiskThe final year dissertation affords students the opportunity to explore a topic of personal and professional interest.  Ireland largest building and civil engineering contractor, John Sisk & Son Ltd., sponsor the awards for Excellence in Project Management & Research for students on the BSc (Hons) Construction Management & Engineering programme.  The winners for 2014 included:

1st - Claire Kilrane - Why Mega Projects Fail
2nd - Michel Wolf - BIM for M&E Co-Ordination
3rd - Jeremiah O'Connor - Reducing Water Wastage in Ireland

Clancy Construction Industry Award

Tipperary-based construction company, Clancy Construction, presented their annual Industry Awards to final year students of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering programme.  The awards acknowledge excellent performance during the seven month Industrial Placement, which forms an integral part of the student’s education and prepares them for their careers in the global construction sector.  The winner of the award was Michel Wolf with Alan Sherlock and Shane O’Neill the runners-up.  Michel worked for Turner Construction on the refurbishment of the iconic Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.  Home to the New York Knicks and Rangers, the project cost of in excess of $1 billion, and was successfully completed to a very tight schedule.  Alan worked with NRW Civil& Mining on a large-scale mining project in Western Australia, while Shane spent his placement with the Murphy Group on civil engineering projects in both London and Glasgow.

BSc in Construction Mangement & Engineering

Dr. Brian Graham
Telephone: 051 302084
E-mail: [email protected]

MSc in Construction Project Management

AnneMarie O'Connor
Telephone: 051 834035
E-mail: [email protected]