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Residential Energy Retrofit Management (Certificate L8, 25 ECTS)

  • Status: APPLY NOW

  • Campus: Blended

  • weeks: 12

  • Fees: €3,125 See FEES section below.

Course Overview

The aim of the Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management programme is to up-skill building professionals to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to design and deliver high quality, energy efficient retrofitting to existing buildings while complying with Ireland’s latest Building Regulations. This will also place them in a position to contribute to meeting Ireland’s climate action and energy targets in relation to green renovation of buildings. It will additionally boost demand for energy efficiency from householders and the public sector by having a trusted industry professional/standard.

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061) 293802

Academic Queries



What are the entry requirements?

An honours  degree (Level 8)in a cognate (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.) discipline or approved equivalent qualification.


A level 7 qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.,) or approved equivalent qualification, with 1-year relevant work experience.


Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment
Please review the academic entry requirements for this programme.
If you do not hold these qualifications but would like your application to be assessed under RPL please select YES on the online application form.
Once you have submitted your online application you will then receive an email acknowledgement with further instructions on RPL.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a score of 5.5 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a score of 6.0 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

  • Project Management for Residential Energy Retrofit

    Credits: 5

    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Management Processes
    • Retrofit Health and Safety Management
    • Quality Management strategies
    • Supply chain Management
  • Retrofit Business, Planning and Finance

    Credits: 5

    • The Business Plan process
    • Cost Classifications as an aid to decision-making
    • Budgeting and Financial Analysis
    • Human Resource
  • Circular Economy and Procurement

    Credits: 5

    • Introduction to the Circular Economy for construction projects
    • Introduction to sustainable and responsible procurement in the construction sector
    • Product Labelling and Certification
    • Introduction to the principles of Life Cycle Assessment
    • Resource and Waste Management Plans
  • Energy Retrofit Project

    Credits: 10

    • Research Techniques
    • Report Writing
    • Residential energy retrofit Project

  • Modules are to be delivered over one Semester in a blended learning format.

    The proposed delivery schedule is subject to change

  • Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

  • A variety of continuous assessment techniques include:

    • Online quizzes
    • Individual projects
    • Group project
    • Project journal
    • Main retrofit project with presentation
  • Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Management (Special Purpose Award L8, 25 ECTS)

  • Fees; €3,125 – DASBE funding of €1,042 – Student pays €2,083


  • Application Deadline: 11th August 2024. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Course will be closed once the maximum number of applicants is reached. Courses run subject to viable numbers.