MCAST Higher Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Kapumastru)

MCAST Higher Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Kapumastru)

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MCAST Higher Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Kapumastru)
Course Code CE5-01-14
MQF Level Level 5
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru) – Level 4


Other related MCST Level 4 courses (under guidance)


2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description The demand for the conservation and restoration of stone monuments  and of historic buildings and artefacts, is increasing. Likewise, who manage projects involving various building materials besides limestone elements, are also in great demand.

This course is intended for those who endeavour scientific research to gain knowledge and techniques appropriate for our local limestone and ambient conditions, while at the same time applying hands on techniques to demonstrate best practices on site.

This course also covers quantity surveying applied to restoration projects and an introduction to project management to lead and manage technicians working on restoration projects.

Study/Course Delivery
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment and assist in identifying particular health and safety issues of specific operations

2. Lead and coordinate conservation teams to meet the technical and managerial requirements

3. Produce estimates and work schedules from drawings and specifications and from on-the-job surveys

4. Draw specifications and method statements related to project approval documents

Core Study Units
  • Historic Construction Technology
  • Conservation and Restoration Theory
  • Restoration Project
  • Materials Science
  • Stereotomy and stone Dressing
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • Restoration, maintenance and repair techniques
  • Occupational safety in the constuction industry
  • Restoration Site Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Business Development
  • Research Project
  • Synoptic Project
Specialist Units
  • Scaffolding systems and drawings
  • Computer Aided Design
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Conservator assistant
  • Project Manager for Heritage projects.
  • Quantity surveyor specialising in restoration projects.
  • Managerial roles in the heritage sector