Higher Diploma in Construction Data Capture and Analytics

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  • This programme is designed to arm learners with the knowledge and imbue them with the practical skills for digital construction techniques, survey analysis and management of construction surveying.

 

Higher Diploma in Construction Data Capture and Analytics

Faculty of Engineering & Informatics

Full Award Title:                              Higher Diploma in Construction Data Capture and Analytics (60 credits)

Exit Award:                                       Certificate in Data Capture and Analytics (40 credits)

Individual Certificate(s) also available:

  • 3D Laser Scan Technology (10 credits)
  • Digital Surveying Techniques (10 credits)
  • Post Survey Data Processing (10 credits)
  • Digital Construction Data (10 credits)

 

Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme


Today’s construction industry is highly interdependent and diverse. The complex processes now required to deliver large infrastructure projects requires an understanding of a range of interdisciplinary concepts for its design, construction, operation and maintenance – key to this is the collection and interpretation of relevant construction survey data.

This programme is designed to arm learners with the knowledge and imbue them with the practical skills for digital construction techniques, survey analysis and management of construction surveying.


Online/Blended

  • 8
    NFQ Level
  • 60
    Credits

Programme Content

Semester One

3D Laser Scan Technology

This module will introduce the student to 3D reality capture techniques using Laser Scanning Technology (3D point cloud, scan data for verification of the as built structure, 2D and 3D models).

Digital Surveying Techniques

A very practical and fundamental surveying module which develops robust on-site digital surveying skills.  Upon completion the student will accurately establish an onsite control network using both traditional line of sight method and a fast static GNSS.  Additionally, the student will demonstrate a thorough understanding of Photogrammetry & Image Processing.

Semester Two

Post-Survey Data Processing

Upon completion of this module the student will have a complete understanding of how to use and manipulate the Point Cloud to obtain results of a very high accuracy e.g. to create a completed 3D model from the point cloud or create detailed line drawings from sections and elevations

Digital Construction Data

This module promotes an understanding of Digital Construction concepts and processes that are part of a project lifecycle.  The student will understand how a model can be used to carry out a number of functions by a number of teams and different roles within the industry (Design to Construction, Clash Detection to 4D Planning, and Health & Safety.

Yearlong

Applied Project

Students will undertake a realistic, industry relevant research project which will involve the use of a literature review, research methods, and analysing data. In selecting dissertation titles, students will be encouraged to consider topics which will provide them with the opportunity to integrate the course content into their working environment to the fullest possible extent.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


Applications will be considered from level 8 honours graduates in engineering or cognate disciplines. Graduates who hold a L7 in related disciplines along with relevant industrial experience will be considered for places on a case-by-case basis in line with the TUS RPL policy. In line with institute policies, non-native English speakers are required to have an IELTS level of 6.5 or higher.


Industry Links & Opportunities

 

Industry Links & Opportunities


This course was developed by a team of practicing engineers, construction managers & academics from Ireland and the UK.  The course will be delivered by this industrial team, ensuring a highly relevant and future proofed course.These particular skills have been identified as being in very short supply and there are many opportunities in Ireland and elsewhere for skills in data capture and ability in post-processing of this data, as well as the ability to provide accurate site control using modern methods and equipment.

Details

Details


Duration

1 year:
100

Delivery

Two evenings per week online.

Occasional Saturdays – dates to be confirmed.

Commencing             

Week Commencing 17th January 2022

Programme Fee

Full Programme fee is €4,200.

DASBE Grant available of €2,500.

Final Cost to the Student is €1,700.

 

Enquiries

Dr. Attracta Foley CEng MIEI

Senior Lecturer,  Dept. of Civil Engineering & Trades

Faculty of Engineering & Informatics

TUS

Tel: +353 (0)90 646 8168

Email: [email protected]