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Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh has been a lecturer in the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics, DIT, for over 25 years. Prior to joining DIT, Stephen worked as an economist with the Industrial Development Authority, mainly in the area of policy formulation and analysis.  He has also undertaken a wide range of consultancy assignments for public sector and private sector bodies in areas such as Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland, Economic and Monetary Union, Regional and Local (urban and rural) Development, Evaluation of EU Operational Programmes. His primary degree is in Economics and Mathematical Economics & Statistics, from Trinity College, Dublin.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University College, Dublin. Stephen currently delivers modules on the undergraduate degree course in Property Economics in Economics, Investment Analysis, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, Real Estate Finance and Research Methods and modules in Portfolio Investment Analysis and Real Estate Finance on the Master’s in Real Estate course. He is also responsible for administering the undergraduate theses module. Stephen was jointly awarded the President’s Teaching Excellence award in 2007 for the design and delivery of the undergraduate module in Investment Portfolio Analysis.  In September 2011, he was jointly awarded a Teaching Fellowship award for the design of an activity-based approach to the Learning and Teaching of Research Methods.  The research element of this project is focused on measuring student engagement and learning. As a teacher, his research interests include learning and assessment methodologies, while his research interest as an economist is mainly in the area of real estate finance. Stephen is also an External Examiner on number modules on professional courses for the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and is an Executive Committee Member of the Regional Studies Association, Irish Branch.

Tel:  01-4023874

School and Industry News

Photo Gallery

A new gallery of photos of activities at DIT's School of Surveying and Construction Management is available here.

Surveying the Future

RICS promotion of careers for Geomatics Surveyors (from the Guardian newspaper).

See the advert.

Graduates Required

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has today launched its Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements for Property and Construction Surveying 2014 - 2018 Report.

The report warns of a shortage of qualified graduates coming into the industry which could threaten the pace of recovery in the property and construction sector.


DIT's School of Surveying & Constrution Management held its first Surveying Week for Transition Year students in April 2014.

Please read our Surveying Week DIT 2014 blog to find out about the experience.

If you, or a transition year student that you know, are interested in taking part next year (and this may run at a different time of the year) please contact the school secretary at


Birmingham Trip

DT111/2 & DT117/2 Joint Class Trip to Birmingham to visit sites as described in the accompanying Report on Birmingham trip.

Competition Win

Congratulations to Sai Sri Harsha Sunkrannei who received 3rd place in the final of the CEEC cega competition 2014.

Sai Sri is pictured below with Tom Dunne, Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT.


International Competition Winners

The School offers its congratulations on winning 1st place in the region 8 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Birmingham City University on April 24th 2014 to Matthew O’Grady, Craig Grattan, Michael Hickey and Stephen McCarthy.

The team was mentored by Sonya Meekel who is also Vice Regional Director of region 8 ASC and a member of the competition's organising committee.‌


Surveying Week

The School of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT,  supported by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), will host its first ever Surveying Week for Second level (Transition Year) students in the week commencing 28th April.

During the week you will be engaged in a range of practical and 'learning by doing' fun activities which showcase the different land/property/construction/geomatics programmes at Ireland's leading Surveying School and a selection of the careers that these programmes can lead to. Please click on Survey Week 2014 to view our information sheet.‌

For more information about making an application to participate please contact Catherine Noble (by Monday April 7th).

Mary McLoughlin Receives Honorary Membership to the SCSI.

Ex staff member Mary Mcloughlin recently received Honorary Membership to the SCSI. This is only the second time such a distinction was given by the SCSI. Click on the picture for more information.

The School of Surveying and Construction Management is located in DIT, Bolton Street Campus