Construction Studies/Woodwork Department


Welcome to the Materials Technology Wood & Construction Studies Department at Tullamore College. Our subjects are offered on an optional basis. Materials Technology Wood may be completed at Higher or Ordinary Level for Junior Certificate, while Construction Studies may be completed at Higher or Ordinary Level for Leaving Certificate.

Both subjects provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop an appreciation of various materials and recognise their importance to us and to our environment.
  • Explore and use the process of design to create solutions to given situations.
  • Develop materials processing skills through using one's own initiative, under teacher guidance.


The Materials Technology Wood & Construction Studies Department in Tullamore College has a fine tradition of producing skilled craftspeople, who not only performed well in state exams but who also went on to be successful in careers related to the subject.

Latest News in the Department
  • Best wishes to Mr. Mollahan on his retirement.
  • Junior Certificate MTW Briefs out now.

Materials Technology Wood (Junior Certificate)

Materials Technology (Wood) is concerned with the application of knowledge and materials processing skills, through the mechanism of the design process, to facilitate students' exploration of their role in making and shaping their environment.

Read what the course involves here.

Construction Studies (Leaving Certificate)

Construction Studies introduces Senior Cycle students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes.

Find out more about the course content here.

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