BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) (2022 BSc (Hons) in BIM)

TU Dublin (TU174)
Key Programme Details
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BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies

General Information
Contact

Barry McAuley / Jane Cullen

Email

bim@tudublin.ie

Phone

01-402 4014

Address

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies
Technological University Dublin
Bolton Street
Dublin 1

Role

Programme Manager / School Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/12/2021

Start Date

05/02/2022

End Date

27/01/2023

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 professionals by providing them with the ability 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 co-ordinated 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 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 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 in Quarter1 of 2019 means that demand for the skills taught in this programme is very high. The programme teaches market-leading software (including Autodesk Revit & Navisworks)

Objectives

The BSc (Hons) in BIM (Digital Construction) programme offers both: domain-specific modules (focussing on modeling, review, and exploitation, along with federation & validation); and BIM standards & principles modules. The remainder of the programme is composed of work-based learning and dissertation modules which focus on employability skills and developing graduates capable of problem-solving, appraising opportunities and challenges, and appropriate decision-making, respectively. The programme content is underpinned by principles of Lean and Sustainability.

At the end of the programme learners will be able to:

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

Through optional modules, some learners will also be able to:
Create BIM objects (families);
Utilise BIM modelling software for the achievement of energy targets;
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 qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline

Level 6 craft apprenticeship qualification or equivalent in a relevant disipline plus 5 years of relevant experience

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 professionals by providing them with the ability 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 co-ordinated 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 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 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 in Quarter1 of 2019 means that demand for the skills taught in this programme is very high. The programme teaches market-leading software (including Autodesk Revit & Navisworks)

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/dit.ie/handbook-bsc-bim

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 plus 1-2 evenings per week depending on the stream selected; streams are based on discipline groupings

Delivery Location

TU Dublin Bolton Street Campus plus online i.e. Virtual - using the Brightspace VLE plus Autodesk BIM 360

Delivery Notes

The course is a Blended delivery split between 60% online and 40% classroom. This may change depending COVID-19 restrictions.and to meet these requirements the programme will be delivered via mostly virtual methods with some face-to-face session (when safety can be guaranteed) to ensure that:

1. student technology is appropriately set up;
2. students are familiar with learning, teaching and assessment methods; and
3. the learning community is established and functioning well.

Because of the potential move to increased virtual delivery, it is strongly recommended that students own or have significant access to a PC or laptop that meets the specifications identified for Revit 2021 - Value
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Revit-2021-products.html

Students will experience difficulty completing all elements of the programme if they have a PC/laptop with any lower specification.
Discounts for IT purchases are available to registered students via: https://www.heanet.ie/store

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://sites.google.com/dit.ie/handbook-bsc-bim

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.

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

rogramme handbook contain full information about the programme, its structure, options, outcomes, resources & facilities; the link is to the current 2021 version but will be updated shortly for the cohort commencing in January 2022

https://sites.google.com/dit.ie/handbook-bsc-bim