Certificate in Revit and 4D BIM (Certificate in Revit and 4D BIM)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details

Certificate in Revit and 4D BIM

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits



Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction

General Information

Anne Boner






LYIT, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal


Head of Department

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About this Course

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Implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) in the construction industry is of paramount importance as BIM applications become mainstream worldwide. The BIM Roadmap was rolled out in Ireland in 2017, encouraging industry to embrace the use BIM. Graduates of the course are poised to take on BIM Management roles and lead the roll out of BIM nationally.

BIM for VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) is the computer simulation of the architectural definition and assembly of a building design project. The introduction of BIM and the application of new computerised software for energy efficiency and other aspects of engineering design have led to an increasingly digital construction environment where there are opportunities for those who upskill accordingly.

The BIM authorising tool Revit (Architecture, Structural and MEP) is becoming the standard software used worldwide. This course serves to upskill construction industry professionals to become proficient in the software Revit and BIM, presenting an opportunity to upskill in a learner’s education and profession.

This course explores the use of Revit software and the BIM process in the effective design and delivery of construction projects, concentrating firstly on acquiring the Revit skills to produce a 3D BIM model of a domestic and commercial building; progressing to a project-based curriculum focussed on the succeeding dimensions of BIM such as 4D clash detection, 5D quantity take-off and 6D energy modelling, developing and advancing the learner’s skills in Revit Architecture and BIM workflow and collaboration.

Course modules link together to allow learners to gain competencies that cut across individual activities, with peer group projects, reflection exercises and teamwork to develop skills that can be employed in any context, provide the foundation for learners to rapidly update their digital construction skills, in particular the use of BIM software.

Entry Requirements

A Level 6 (NFQ) or equivalent, with recognition of prior learning (RPL) in terms of entry requirements for mature learners.
A knowledge of construction technology, basic building services and a working knowledge of basic 2D CAD is desirable. Familiarity with 2D or 3D drawing packages such as AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Trimble SketchUp, SolidWorks or Hevacomp would be an advantage to the learner.

➢ Candidates who do not have a degree but have significant
relevant experience may also be eligible for consideration via
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which includes a
combination of education, training and work experience.

Long Description

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The proliferation of BIM in the worldwide context means that Irish companies are striving to invest in the associated software and training. There is a demand for construction and engineering professionals with the acquired transferable as well as technical skills to take up the role of BIM operator or manager in the changed environment.

The course focusses on practical skills in the use of current industry standard software applications, aiming to provide learners with the digital skills required in a BIM managed environment. It is envisaged that the learners on this course will come from a diverse range of backgrounds in terms of education and experience, leading to a dynamic mix in the classroom.

The interactivity on future sites will require upskilled levels of ICT from those involved. Site management, procurement, administration, financial acumen and communication will absolutely require these rudimentary skills from employers. Marrying the ICT skills with maturity and experience will result in more employable candidates as the industry re-aligns itself.

In the core (larger) modules, BIM with Revit and BIM for VDC, the skills required for the workplace of the future are embedded by real-world project-based assignments. The Building Energy Performance module links with the BIM modules to enable the learners to develop strategies for developing low energy to Zero carbon buildings. A Personal and Professional Development Skills module encourages the learner to reflect on their learning and develop enhanced learning and employability skills.

The combined effect of the development of all of the above skills will strongly prepare learners for the workplace of the future; engaging with the digital platform of Blackboard, collaboration skills, employability skills, research skills, life-long learning, etc. The requirement for learners to consider their work (experience) in relation to professional competences will strongly support their ability to contribute and benefit from the workplaces of the future, to maximum effect.

Learners will be required to write a reflective log detailing their employment journey to date and their employment aspirations matched with their values and skills.

Assessment on the programme is largely by continuous assessment and project work, the class-based element of which, will take place in an architectural studio environment.

Semester 1

Module : BIM with Revit (10 credits)
Module: Personal and Professional Development Skills (5 credits)

Semester 2

Module: BIM for VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) (10 credits)
Module: Building Energy Performance (5 credits)

Timetable Info

Course brochure can be found at: https://www.lyit.ie/Springboard-2021

This course will be delivered part time (online) in the evenings. Delivery in this mode will facilitate upskilling and reskilling the widest possible group of company employees without requiring employees to cease employment while
doing the course. As the course will be delivered online, it won’t matter where in the country students are located.

The course is designed to run in part-time mode. The student will study the four taught modules (two at a time) over one academic year (in 2 blocks of 13 weeks).

The classes are typically recorded and will be available after the live lecture.

Delivery Notes

LYIT online facilities include the virtual learning environment (VLE) Blackboard and LYIT’s Virtual Desktop Service, ‘LYIT Connect’, used to provide learner access to software applications on any device from home without the need to install the software on their own devices. This enables access to all software required to complete projects remotely. Project files are saved to cloud based servers allowing collaboration between students, lecturers and multiple software applications. Live on-line practicals and recorded demonstrations provide learners with the resources and support to successfully complete the modules.

Students should have access to a computer or laptop (with a camera) and broadband. We recommend that students have a headset with a mic and use a Chrome browser for online classes.


Assessment Strategy

Assessment is by project work and continuous assessment.

Assessment of BIM modules will consist of project work.

The Building Energy Performance module assessment will comprise energy assessments for new and retrofit dwellings using DEAP, Passive House (PHPP), Life Cycle costing analysis, Hygrothermal modelling and Thermal Bridge analysis.

The Personal and Professional Development module assessments may include tasks such as:

· Development of a personal development portfolio/ e-portfolio

· Presentation of mentoring plan

· Creation of learning vlog or blog

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr Nigel McKelvey





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