BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) (January 2020)

TU Dublin (TU174)
Key Programme Details
Award

BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction)

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies

General Information
Contact

Jane Cullen

Email

smdt.adm@tudublin.ie

Phone

01-402 4014

Address

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies
Technological University Dublin
Bolton Street
Dublin 1

Role

School Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

21/01/2020

Start Date

24/01/2020

End Date

29/01/2021

About this Course

The BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) is a one-year part-time re-skilling programme which addresses a significant market deficit for construction modelling & co-ordination professionals.

Students learn to use BIM technologies in discipline-specific modelling and multidisciplinary coordination contexts.

It is intended for graduates of level 7 programmes in built environment disciplines and aims to upskill or facilitate a return to employment for individuals who are not yet experienced in the new construction paradigm of collaborative BIM.

It also enables technicians (with level 6 qualifications) in a variety of construction areas to adapt to new skill requirements and to change career direction to take advantage of new opportunities.

Objectives

At the end of this programme, learners will be able to:
i. Create discipline-specific BIM models utilising industry-leading software and relevant standards.
ii. Utilise appropriate BIM standards and guidance materials within appropriate workflows.
iii. Co-ordinate BIM models between disciplines.
iv. Determine effectiveness of processes & standards associated with BIM co-ordination.
v. Exploit BIM models for a range of co-ordination-, cost-, energy-, and design-related task and validate the outcomes.
vi. Define the requirements for low energy building construction and interpret the outcomes of decisions around building materials and methods.
vii. Evaluate the utilisation a range of digital and cloud-based technologies and tools to support multidisciplinary co-ordination and workflows.

Through optional modules, learners will also be able to:
viii. Create BIM objects (families).
ix. Utilise BIM modelling software for the achievement of energy targets.
x. Evaluate the incorporation of other information sources into BIM models, e.g. point clouds, existing building surveys, and facilities management information.

Entry Requirements

Level 7 award in an engineering or built environment discipline
or
equivalent knowledge appraised via TU Dublin's Recognition of Prior Learning process

Long Description

The BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) is a one-year part-time re-skilling programme which addresses a significant market deficit for construction modelling & co-ordination professionals. Students learn to use BIM technologies in discipline-specific modelling and multidisciplinary coordination contexts. It is intended for graduates of level 7 programmes in built environment disciplines and aims to upskill or facilitate a return to employment for individuals who are not yet experienced in the new construction paradigm of collaborative BIM. It also enables technicians (with level 6 qualifications) 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 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications and provides 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 coordination.

There is a strong focus in the programme on improving the productivity of the construction sector through better multidisciplinary co-ordination, through digital transformation, and through the application of Lean principles including fully utilising people's talents, skills & knowledge, and reducing waste from defects, overproduction, transportation, motion, over-processing, and unnecessary waiting times.

Students undertake a significant amount of learning with discipline-specific colleagues before moving into a multidisciplinary environment to engage in model co-ordination between professionals.

This programme leads to employment with specialist contractors, general contractors, professional practices, and consultants from multiple disciplines. Over 95% of our graduates from the sister level 9 programme have either gained relevant employment or have gained promotion within their respective organisations.

The commencement of the Irish government's BIM mandate means that demand for the skills taught in this programme will be very high.

The programme teaches market-leading software (including Autodesk Revit (architecture, MEP, plangrid) & Navisworks, & Solibri).

Why Choose This Course

The BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) is a one-year part-time re-skilling programme which addresses a significant market deficit for construction modelling & co-ordination professionals.

Students learn to use BIM technologies in discipline-specific modelling and multidisciplinary coordination contexts.

At the end of this programme, learners will be able to:
i. Create discipline-specific BIM models utilising industry-leading software and relevant standards.
ii. Utilise appropriate BIM standards and guidance materials within appropriate workflows.
iii. Co-ordinate BIM models between disciplines.
iv. Determine effectiveness of processes & standards associated with BIM co-ordination.
v. Exploit BIM models for a range of co-ordination-, cost-, energy-, and design-related task and validate the outcomes.
vi. Define the requirements for low energy building construction and interpret the outcomes of decisions around building materials and methods.
vii. Evaluate the utilisation a range of digital and cloud-based technologies and tools to support multidisciplinary co-ordination and workflows.

Full information about the programme, its structure, options, outcomes, resources & facilities is available at: https://sites.google.com/a/dit.ie/handbook-of-the-bsc-hons-in-bim-at-tu-dublin-2020/

Career Opportunities

This programme leads to employment with specialist contractors, general contractors, professional practices, and consultants from multiple disciplines in roles such as BIM Technician, BIM Modeller, and BIM Co-ordinator.
At present all of these roles are in extremely high demand in Ireland and abroad.
The Irish Jobs 2020 Salary Survey shows BIM Co-ordinators as earning between €40-65K (https://www.irishjobs.ie/careeradvice/2020-construction-salaries/)

Timetable Info

Friday afternoons 13:30 - 17:30 face-to-face at TU Dublin's Bolton Street campus plus one evening per week online (evening varies depending on stream chosen)

Delivery Location

TU Dublin Bolton Street Campus plus online

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

RPL Information

https://www.dit.ie/academicaffairsandregistrar/recognitionofpriorlearning/

Application Procedures

All applications must be made through this portal (springboardcourses.ie).

Please upload a single zip file containing
(i) a full CV containing up-to-date employment details as employer support will be required to undertake this programme;
(ii) transcripts of all relevant prior qualifications - particularly if you do not have a standard level 7 qualification or higher (notorised translations are required for non-English language transcripts);
(iii) a copy of your passport;
(iv) proof of employment/Social Welfare benefit/Returner/Self-Employed and any documentation that you may consider relevant in supporting your application;
(v) a statement of which stream you wish to persue and how your background aligns with the area (1 of: Architectural Modelling & Review; Civil & Structural Engineering Modelling & Review; MEP Engineering Modelling & Review; Construction Model Exploitation & Review). Programme structure is shown at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/1F1cXS8XiVfk3X8ecFyZFoRB-eWoHNRP0/view and Module descriptors are available at: https://docs.google.com/a/dit.ie/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGl0LmllfGhhbmRib29rLW9mLXRoZS1ic2MtaG9ucy1pbi1iaW0tYXQtdHUtZHVibGluLTIwMjB8Z3g6M2FjZDJiZTZkMjBlNzIxMQ

Non-native English speakers are also required to provide proof of competency in English through certification from an approved provider: https://www.dit.ie/studyatdit/undergraduate/entryrequirements/englishlanguagerequirements/.

Failure to submit all documentation in full will result in your application being moved to the end of the applicant queue. Reconsideration will only occur when full documentation has been submitted and after all other applications have been considered.

Media
BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) at TU Dublin

Programme handbook contain full information about the programme, its structure, options, outcomes, resources & facilities

https://sites.google.com/a/dit.ie/handbook-of-the-bsc-hons-in-bim-at-tu-dublin-2020/