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department of Technology, Engineering & Mathematics comprises of:

Agricultural and Manufacturing Engineering Department

Function of Department

The Department of Agricultural & Manufacturing Engineering is one of the departments within the School of Engineering & Construction Studies and supports the mission of the Institute and the School.  

Services Provided

  • Develops and delivers higher education courses in Agricultural and Manufacturing engineering
  • Provides tuition in engineering subjects to the School of Science & Computing and Business & Social Studies
  • Assists applicants to the department and their advisors
  • Seeks out, heeds and informs the needs and opinions of its stakeholders
  • Encourages and facilitates research in agricultural and manufacturing engineering
  • Promotes economic and social development
  • Participates in skills shortage initiatives in the area of manufacturing technology and precision engineering
  • Participates in part-time and alternative provision of education in co-operation with local manufacturing companies in the South-West
  • Endeavours to raise public awareness of engineering and technology
  • Plans and carries out its activities in accordance with health and safety procedures
  • Carries out its activities in ways that contribute to the enhancement of (or minimise its impact on) the environment
  • Strives continually to improve the standard of all its endeavours
  • Contributes to the development and realisation of the Institute's strategic plan
  • Develops and manages the resources allocated to it

Civil Engineering and Construction Studies Department

The Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Studies caters for those who wish to pursue professional, managerial or craft careers in Civil Engineering or construction related enterprises.  It provides courses leading to Higher Certificates (2 years), Ordinary Degrees (3 years), Honours Degrees (4-5 years), postgraduate degrees and craft qualifications in Carpentry & Joinery.  A pass at Higher Certificate level is required for entry to the Ordinary Degree and an average of 50% or higher is required to progress to the Honours Degree.

The courses provide a mixture of theory and practical, with the percentage of theory increasing as the student progresses to higher levels.  Tutorials are provided in subjects where students seem to have difficulty.

The B.Sc.(HONS) in Construction Management and the B.Sc.(HONS) in Facilities Management both fully satisfy the educational requirements for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (

Function of Department

The function of the Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Studies is to contribute to the Institute's effort to fulfil its function as laid out in Acts of the Oireachtas. It does this in a number of ways. These include

  • The provision of courses at craft, certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate level in disciplines related to civil engineering and construction;
  • The assurance of the quality and standards of such courses;
  • The provision of research, consultancy, information and educational services to the general public and to the civil engineering and construction industries in particular;
  • Assisting the Institute in its development and well-being;
  • Leading and participating in the professional and social aspects of the academic and engineering communities
  • Leading and participating in the social and cultural development of the general community.

Services Provided Directly to the Public

Classes of Records Held

Examination related material

  • Examination papers, model answers and marking schemes
  • Continuous Assessment marks
  • Marks aggregation sheets ('Green and White' sheets)
  • Broadsheets of results
  • Examination analysis records
  • Minutes of Examination Board Meetings
  • Student Ad Miserecordiam submissions (sick notes etc.)
  • Extern examiners' comments and reports

Course Management Records

  • Timetables
  • Staff allocation sheets
  • Student lists - names, contact details, LC results, course preference
  • Course Board meeting minutes, agendas, notices of meetings
  • Student progress records
  • JAWSmeetings minutes
  • Notes taken (with agreement of student) during student interviews
  • Student absences notes
  • Lecturer substitution records

Programmatic Review and Course Development Records

  • Copies of Programmatic Review documentation (submissions and reports)
  • Copies of new course proposal documentation (submissions and reports)
  • Course Documents (reconstructed proposal documents to include Panel's amendments)
  • Student Handbooks


  • Diaries and Year Planners
  • Minutes of School Board meetings
  • Minutes of Academic Council meetings
  • Minutes of QA Sub-Committee of Academic Council
  • Correspondence with students, staff, management, external academic agencies, external industrial agencies, the public
  • Principal's Reports, Director's Reports