HDip in BIM for Civil Engineering and Construction (HDip in BIM for Civil Engineering and Construction)

Athlone Institute of Technology (Engineering Civil Online)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering for Civil Engineering and Construction

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Civil Engineering and Trades

General Information
Contact

Alan Duffy

Email

aduffy@ait.ie

Phone

090 6468000

Address

Department of Civil Engineering and Trades
Athlone Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath.

Role

Programme Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

11/09/2020

Start Date

26/09/2020

End Date

30/04/2021

About this Course

The construction industry is facing unprecedented change that is being driven by digital transformation. This programme focuses strategically on these changes and is designed to equip graduates with the essential skills to act as leaders in the digital construction and civil engineering environment.

Objectives

This programme aims to provide extensive knowledge in the fields of BIM and integrated design and project delivery approaches to deliver better whole life value through digital built environments.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Level 7 qualification in construction studies, construction management, civil engineering or related discipline.
Candidates that do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission to the programme through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) route in line with the Institute’s RPL Policy.

Long Description

BIM is a process involving the structured sharing and coordination of digital and non-digital information about a building project throughout its entire life cycle, from design to procurement, construction operation and management stage, all the way through to decommissioning.

There is a shortage of well qualified graduates who are capable of the efficient coordination of processes, workflows, people, assets and technology that BIM requires. Through an extensive engagement with our industrial support base we quantified this requirement for graduates. This programme has been designed to specifically equip graduates with the skill-sets to act as BIM leaders in a variety of industry sub-sectors, including Civil Engineering, and Commercial Construction for both publicly and privately funded projects. The modules on the programme include BIM Fundamentals, BIM Collaboration, BIM Infrastructure and BIM Project, each specifically designed to enable the graduate to master this innovative new approach to project design, construction, and management.


Programme Content
• BIM Fundamentals
• BIM Collaboration
• BIM Infrastructure
• BIM Project

Why Choose This Course

The construction industry is facing unprecedented change that is being driven by digital transformation. This programme is designed to equip graduates with the essential skills to act as leaders in the digital construction environment both in the construction and civil engineering sectors.

Timetable Info

Induction
Student Induction Sessions will take place in AIT on Friday 18th September 2020 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 19th September 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
All registered students must attend one session, and you will be advised of your session when your application is processed.
All current regulations and public health guidelines in relation to social distancing will be in place at these sessions.

Delivery
1 year: Two evenings per week online (TBC), plus one workshop week each semester.

Commencing
September 2020

Delivery Location

Online and AIT

Delivery Notes

The programme will be delivered in a blended format, where students will study online, supported through our extensive e-learning facilities. In addition, students will take part in a workshop week each semester to allow the essential collaborative element of the programme achieve its full potential. This delivery structure will allow students to effectively and sustainable combine work and study, and achieve a qualification and skill set that will truly enhance their own capability and the organisations they serve.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Alan Duffy

Address

Department of Civil Engineering and Trades
Athlone Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath.

Phone

090 6468000

Email

aduffy@ait.ie

Application Procedures

This programme is free to the Unemployed (that meet specific eligibility criteria).
This programme is 90% funded for those in employment, students that fall into this category must pay a fee of €575. This fee becomes payable when you accept a place if offered.

AIT operates a two stage application process. You must complete both stages in order for your application to be assessed.

STAGE ONE – ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
You must make your course application here on www.springboardcourses.ie
You must upload a copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements above to this application system.

STAGE TWO – FUNDING ELIGIBILITY
When making your application (or as soon as possible after) you complete an eligibility declaration here:

https://tinyurl.com/yawowndq (please copy and paste this link into the address line of your browser)

On receipt of your completed course application and completed declaration an initial assessment will be made and you will receive a request from AIT to upload required documentation to a secure folder. You must complete this request as soon as possible after you receive it. It will expire after 5 days.

This request will ask for a scan/clear photo of the following documents to be uploaded:
Your most recent passport/drivers licence to verify your identity.
A copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements for your chosen course.

You must also upload a scan / photo of one of the following documents to demonstrate your funding eligibility.
1) If you are employed: a recent payslip / most recent P60 / letter from your employer confirming this (amounts must be redacted/blacked out from financial documents).
2) If you are unemployed: a DSP payment slip / letter from DSP confirming your payment type/what you are signing for.
3) If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarised affidavit confirming this (a template for this is available here: INSERT AFFADAVIT LINK )
4) If you were previously self-employed: a letter/statement from Revenue stating that you are no longer trading or a similar letter from your (former) accountant.

Applicants that do not complete this declaration cannot be assessed for a place on the programme. Places are limited on all programmes, therefore it is imperative that you complete this when making your application (or as soon as possible afterwards).

Please contact Janine King, AIT if you have any queries in relation to this - email jking@ait.ie

The personal data being collected is required for assessing your eligibility for a place on this programme. If you are successful and accept an offer of a place then the details required for registration will be retained in line with our Student Privacy Policy – www.ait.ie/gdpr. Your redacted payslip/ P60 record will be held securely by AIT for at least 6 years, in line with ESF funding requirements. If you are not successful, or if you withdraw from the programme within six weeks of commencement, your data will be destroyed securely.