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Diploma in Retrofit, Conservation and Sustainability Special Purpose

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 7,438

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma

Campus: Dublin Main Campus, Dublin City Centre, Limerick, Cork.
This diploma helps you to consider environmental sustainability within the design, architecture, and more industries.

The Diploma in Retrofit, Conservation and Sustainability addresses the increased awareness amongst practitioners in the design, architecture, conservation and indeed the wider built environment community of a need for environmental sustainability. The programme introduces simple immediate measures that can be adopted by conservators to reduce the environmental impact of their practice.

  • In today’s climate, there is a continued focus on developing sustainable approaches to working, and the construction industry is not exempt from this. As such, conservation projects are becoming more common meaning there is an increased need for trained Retrofit professionals, whose unique skillset and expert knowledge can be used to encourage more effective use of the existing built landscape. Not only that, but regular changes in legislation relating to the built environment are placing higher demands on professionals within the industry to remain informed of best practices, particularly in relation to health and safety. 
  • The programme is delivered through a mixture of online lectures and on-campus workshops, which take place in the evenings/at weekends to allow for minimal disruption to the working day. Other reasons to consider this course include:
  • Learners will gain advanced knowledge and understanding of how to adhere to Irish legislation and legislative change, including building laws and statutory instruments, building regulations (fire safety and disability access), building control and associated theory, sustainability (including BER auditing) and the Construction Products Directive.
  • Learners have the opportunity to specialise/gain unique skills that can be implemented in a range of innovative, highly advanced and therefore sought-after projects.
  • The course has been developed with input from a wide range of disciplines within the construction sector.
  • Learners will develop transferable skills that may open them up to broader, international job opportunities.
  • The course is managed by Griffith’s long-standing Design Faculty and is delivered by experts from the industry.
  • The combination of a mixture of online and on-campus lectures allows for minimal disruption to the normal working day

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a Level 7 QQI qualification, or equivalent according to the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • The applicants require a background from building design and construction-related programmes or a cognate discipline or relevant work experience from the built environment.

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Principles of Design in the Built Environment (10 ECTS credits)
  • Module 2: Conservation I (10 ECTS credits)
  • Module 3: Sustainability I (10 ECTS credits)
  • Module 4: Planning and Building Control (10 ECTS credits)
  • Module 5: Conservation II (10 ECTS credits)
  • Module 6: Sustainability II: 10 ECTS credits

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only. 

Study Mode: Part-Time 

  • Dublin
  •  EUR 6,250.00

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