Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute – Smart Building Construction Technologies

Smart Building Construction Technologies

FETAC Level 5

Dun Laoghaire FEI

1 Year (Starts September)

Course Aims

Learners are introduced to the fundamentals of green building technology with an emphasis on energy, insulation conservation and sustainable living. They will also gain an appreciation of various National and European policies as they relate to sustainable energy in a residential context. There is also a focus on hands on, practical skills such as solar/photovoltaic panel installation, wind turbine technology, insulation techniques and software applications associated with measuring the energy performance of these buildings. This course is ideally suited to learners who wish to adjust to a changing construction industry by broadening their knowledge base.


  • Smart Housing Construnction
  • Sustainable Systems
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • ICT Networks
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Mathematics (Optional)


This is a PLC course and college fees apply for this course however if you are in receipt of a social welfare payment you may be eligible for a fee reduction.

You may also be eligible to avail of a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA). The BTEA is an educational opportunities scheme for persons in receipt of certain social welfare payments and who wish to pursue an approved full-time second or third level course of education in an approved college leading to a recognised qualification.