ATU reach finals of the 2023 Irish Construction Excellence Awards
Atlantic Technological University has been shortlisted as finalist in the 2023 Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards. Their part time online and flexible Postgraduate Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying programme made it through to the finals along with three other programmes from other providers in the ‘Third Level – CPD’ category. These awards provide an opportunity for the industry to showcase and reward best practice across a range of construction disciplines and project categories along with third level educational providers.
ATU in collaboration with the Society of Chartered Surveyor Ireland (SCSI) developed this programme through Springboard funding, to satisfy what was an unmet industry demand. This certificate is the only Quantity Surveying programme at Level 9 in Ireland which is delivered fully online allowing students to balance work and life commitments and tailor their study according to their needs. It is aimed at existing industry professionals who wish to upskill in the area of Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying with the ability to continue to work.
Ruairi O’Driscoll, Programme Chair at ATU Sligo, commented; “Having our Postgraduate Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying shortlisted by our esteemed professionals at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards is humbling and endorses the stellar work of my ATU Sligo academic colleagues in identifying what was an unmet industry demand and developing this programme to meet this need”.
This programme is provided by the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at ATU Sligo. Over the last ten years, this department has evolved from having one online programme to over 30, with online student numbers increasing fourfold over the last six years.
Dr Salem Gharbia, Acting Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at ATU Sligo, added; “getting shortlisted for a second year in a row with a programme from our department is just recognition for the hard work of our department and ATU Sligo. Over the past ten years we have developed many programmes in conjunction with valued industry partners like SCSI to address critical skills gaps. This Postgraduate Certificate in Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying is an important programme in this regard”.
The winners of the ICE Awards will be announced at a gala event at the Convention Centre in Dublin on 27 April.