Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies (2019-2020) (September 2019)

TU Dublin (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

General Information
Contact

Jane Cullen

Email

multidisciplinaryadm@dit.ie

Phone

01 402 4014

Address

TU Dublin,
Bolton Street,
Dublin 1

Role

School Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

26/08/2019

Start Date

10/09/2019

End Date

21/06/2020

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 or a change in employment focus for individuals who are not yet experienced in the new construction paradigm of collaborative BIM. It also enables technicians in a variety of Construction areas to adapt to new skill requirements and to change career direction to take advantage of new opportunities.
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 design, construction and collaboration.
Full details about streams, structure, module contents, assessment, staff and facilities are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/dit.ie/msc-in-applied-building-information-modelling-and-management-bim-at-dit/home/stage-1 or www.dit.ie/bim

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

A 2.2 classification level 8 qualification in an AEC-related discipline
or
A level 7 qualification in an AEC-related discipline plus 5 years of relevant (as appraised by Recognition of Prior Learning) experience
or
equivalent RPL as defined by DIT's RPL policy (presentation of a portfolio of work and/or interview)

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: (Subject to resourcing & demand: 1. Architecture and Architectural Technology, 2. Geomatics Engineering/Surveying, 3. Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or 4. 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 & standard as well as current research themes. Students also 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.

Full details about streams, structure, module contents, assessment, staff and facilities are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/dit.ie/msc-in-applied-building-information-modelling-and-management-bim-at-dit/home/stage-1 or www.dit.ie/bim

Why Choose This Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies is a one-year part-time programme that upskills design and construction professionals in the use of a range of BIM & digital technologies appropriate to their discipline and to collaboration as part of multidisciplinary teams.
The programme enjoys full employment of graduates, has significant links with industry in relation to guest lecturing and data/example access, and is attended by students from leading employers across the sector, thus ensuring an excellent peer-to-peer learning experience.

Career Opportunities

The programme has enjoyed full employment since its foundation in 2012 and graduates are in significant demand from architectural practices, M&E subcontractors, general contractors, consultants, local government, and semi-private bodies.
Graduates are employed in BIM Modelling, Co-ordination and Management roles and have the opportunity to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM and MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management programmes that are also available at TU Dublin.

Timetable Info

An NFQ level 8 Bachelor Degree with 2.2 award or equivalent, or a level 7 ordinary degree plus 5 years relevant experience. Applicants are required to produce evidence of the minimum English language proficiency requirement for overseas applicants i.e. a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Delivery Location

TU Dublin, Bolton Street Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

RPL Information

Use Contact Details

Application Procedures

A Single zip file must be submitted that contains a detailed CV plus copies of relevant transcripts and certificates, in English. We do not accept any documents by email.