Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

Dublin Institute of Technology (DT9775)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies

Skills Area

Construction

General Information
Contact

Avril Behan / Jane Cullen

Email

bim@dit.ie

Phone

01-402 4014

Address

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies
College of Engineering & Built Enviroment
Dublin Institute of Technology
Bolton Street
Dublin 1
D01 K822

Role

Programme Chair / Administrator of the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies

Important Dates
Application Deadline

24/08/2017

Start Date

09/2017

About this Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies is a one-year part-time re-skilling programme which addresses a significant market deficit for construction professionals by providing them with the ability to use BIM technologies in a multidisciplinary collaborative design and management process. It is open to professionally-qualified architects, engineers, surveyors, technologists, and construction managers and aims to facilitate a return to employment for individuals who are not yet experienced in the new construction paradigm of collaborative BIM.
The programme is set at Level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications and aims to provide graduates of building and infrastructure design and construction-related programmes with a safe, educational setting in which to develop an ability to use BIM technologies for the purposes of technical design, digital analysis, and information production.
With the stream-based technology modules, students develop a focused skill set in the use of BIM applications relevant to their discipline: (one of: Architecture and Architectural Technology, Geomatics Engineering/Surveying, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or Quantity Surveying & Construction Management).
In the cross-domain modules, multidisciplinary cohorts learn software and processes associated with BIM usage outside of their home professions.
In the remaining modules students are introduced to industry-standard processes and software, and begin working in multidisciplinary teams on level 2 BIM collaboration and outcomes.
Learning is enabled via tutorials, workshops, guest lectures, and engagement in self-directed learning and research. Peer interaction and peer-to-peer teaching are also essential with the Springboard group being jointly taught with the fee-paying cohort, almost all of whom are currently employed in BIM-related roles.

Objectives

At the end of this programme, learners will be able to:
1. Utilise BIM-related software appropriate to their discipline for BIM authoring, management and/or analysis using industry-standard methods and workflows
2. Critically appraise the outcome of utilising the discipline-specific tools and methods
3. Describe and utilise appropriate standards and protocols for the execution of discipline-specific and collaborative BIM
4. Interact effectively with professionals from other construction-related disciplines
5. Critically evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of collaborative BIM in construction

Entry Requirements

Level 7 qualification in an AEC-related discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience

or

a 2.2 classification level 8 qualification in an AEC-related discipline

or

equivalent RPL as defined by DIT's RPL policy.

Long Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies is a one-year part-time re-skilling programme which addresses a significant market deficit for construction professionals by providing them with the ability to use BIM technologies in a multidisciplinary collaborative design and management process. It is open to professionally-qualified architects, engineers, surveyors, technologists, and construction managers and aims to facilitate a return to employment for individuals who are not yet experienced in the new construction paradigm of collaborative BIM.
The programme is set at Level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications and aims to provide graduates of building and infrastructure design and construction-related programmes with a safe, educational setting in which to develop an ability to use BIM technologies for the purposes of technical design, digital analysis, and information production.
With the stream-based technology modules, students develop a focused skill set in the use of BIM applications relevant to their discipline: (Architecture and Architectural Technology, Geomatics Engineering/Surveying, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or Quantity Surveying & Construction Management).
In the cross-domain modules, multidisciplinary cohorts learn software and processes associated with BIM usage outside of their home professions.
In the remaining modules students are introduced to industry-standard processes and software, and begin working in multidisciplinary teams on level 2 BIM collaboration and outcomes.
Learning is enabled via tutorials, workshops, guest lectures, and engagement in research. Peer interaction and peer-to-peer teaching are also essential with the Springboard group being jointly taught with the fee-paying cohort, almost all of whom are currently employed in BIM-related roles.

Why Choose This Course

Do you want to upgrade your construction knowledge to work successfully in the new world of BIM (Building Information Modelling & Management)?

This Postgraduate Certificate will enable you to gain significant competence in using the industry-leading BIM tools appropriate to your discipline (e.g. Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks, Solibri ModelChecker, IES, CostX, Topcon Magnet Collage, Leica Cyclone, Autodesk Recap, Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis).

You will also be educated alongside professionals who are working day-to-day via BIM methods with leading General Contractor, Architectural Practices, Multidisciplinary Practices, M&E Contractors, etc. Peer interaction is encouraged and facilitated through our hands-on, practically focussed teaching and learning methods.

On this programme, you will uniquely have the opportunity of working alongside professionals from a wide range of disciplines in a safe, collaborative learning space where real-world projects will be used to help you improve your skills and your employability.

Our excellent lecturering team are a mix of industry-based professionals and full-time academics who bring both up-to-the minute, real-world expertise and best-practice international research, respectively, into the classroom.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme are employed by General Contractors; Multidisciplinary & Architectural practices; Mechanical, Building Services, and Electrical contractors; Government agencies; semi-state bodies; and local authorities.

Other graduates have set up independently and are operating their own businesses.

Many graduates have gained promotions to roles such as BIM co-ordinator and BIM manager as they have progressed through this programme and its sister programmes, the Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM and the MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management.

The market is very boyant and graduates of this programme are in very high demand.

Timetable Info

Monday and Wednesday evening 18:00-21:00 from September 11th 2017 (tbc) until mid May 2018 with holidays at Christmas and Easter
On the Bolton Street campus (part-time)

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom
DIT's Bolton Street campus: both the main and Linenhall buildings are used.

Computer laboratories and the big BIM room are the most-used settings.

Additional, off-campus learning is supported by DIT's virtual learning environments (websites and other tools) and by our virtual lab which allows access to software off-campus from any pc with an internet browser and good quality internet access.

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Face-to-face lecturing, guest lecturing, workshops and tutuorials take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 18:00-21:00 (6 hours per week)

Students must also engage in additional learning to a total of ~450 hours over the programme's 35-week duration. This time is divided between work on assignments, projects and task and can be individual or team-based.

Assessment of almost all content is via projects and coursework (i.e the use of exams is very limited and only required with non-standard module choices).

Students take standard sets of 5 fixed modules (3 discipline-specific and 2 core for all students) and 1 elective (choice between up to 5 cross domain modules in: Architecture/Architectural Technology; Civil & Structural Engineering; Geomatics Surveying; Mechanical & Electrical Engineering; Surveying (Quantity) & Construction Management)

See www.dit.ie/bim for more details.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Admissions

Address

Admissions Office
Dublin Institute of Technology
143-149 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6

Phone

+353 1 4023303

Email

admissions@dit.ie

RPL Information

see: http://www.dit.ie/academicaffairsandregistrar/recognitionofpriorlearning/

Application Procedures

a. Via the Springboard site
b. With current CV including educational and work history
c. Copies of all relevant qualifications
d. Preferred stream from:
1. Architecture/Architectural Technology
2. Geomatics Surveying
3. Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
4. Surveying (Quantity) & Construction Management

Media
BIM@DIT

Video demonstrating the student experience on the DIT BIM programmes

http://www.youtube.com/embed/__JovsoOPLg


Website

Site with Information about the programme

http://www.dit.ie/bim