Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Applied Building Repair and Conservation

12 months
13997 EUR/year
6272 EUR/year
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The one-year Applied Building Repair and Conservation programme of Trinity College Dublin is designed to provide a solid knowledge of materials and built fabrics, both modern and traditional, the causes and mechanisms of failure and the traditional as well as the most advanced ways to repair and preserve them. 


Course Description

In addition, on completion of the Diploma, the student is expected to successfully complete a research project and produce specifications for conservation work. The student is expected to develop an understanding of how to manage a conservation project. The Applied Building Repair and Conservation programme of Trinity College Dublin has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development. This course is recognised by the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) in connection with the RIAI Conservation Accreditation System.

Course Organisation:

The course comprises approximately 86 hours of core lectures, 18 hours of practical lectures and case studies, 18 hours of laboratory work and 9 hours of site visits. These are normally held on Friday 7-10 p.m. and Saturday 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition, the student, working individually, shall complete a research project.

Programme Structure

Course Content:

  • Research and Documentation
  • The Built Heritage. Archaeology. Vernacular Architecture. Legislation
  • Building Surveying and Recording. BIM for Historic Structures
  • Building Stone. Ceramics. Metals. Timber. Thatch and Mudwall
  • Building Limes and Cements. Concrete
  • Heat and Moisture. Retrofitting for Energy Performance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level 8 degree in civil engineering or related subject, supported by relevant work experience.
  • Students holding a level 8 degree in a different discipline may also be considered.
  • Please note that applications require professional references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13997 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13997 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6272 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6272 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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