Applied Building Information Modelling & Digital AEC - Cork

The programme will focus on professionals originating from the AEC sector to enhance skills in BIM and Information Technology (IT) to address a current skills gap in the industry.

The underlining philosophy of the postgraduate diploma is the enhancement and deepening of professional practice skills. In addition to learning and developing BIM and digitisation skills, the key aspect of the postgraduate diploma, through the industrial project, is to ensure graduates will gain an understanding of how these skills can be implemented in a professional workplace environment.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Applied Building Information Modelling and Digital AEC (Level 9, 60 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Subjects taught

What is a Module?
A module is a standalone unit of learning and assessment and is completed within one semester. A full-time student will normally study six modules in each semester; part-time and ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) students will have flexibility as to the number of modules taken.

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Entry requirements

You must register with Springboard and apply for Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Applied Building Information Modelling and Digital AEC. Once your application on the Springboard website has been accepted, MTU Admissions office in Cork will be in contact with you to complete your registration.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Level 8 in civil engineering, construction, architecture, architectural technology, building services engineering, or other cognate disciplines.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. Semester 1 electives include Advanced Level modules which provide students with the opportunity, where necessary, to enhance and develop skills in the BIM disciplines at Level 8.

Mature and non-standard Entrants

The Institute and Department facilitate non-standard entrants and the transfer of non-standard students on an individual, case by case, basis. A rigorous assessment of prior learning is carried out to establish competence and adherence to the requirements of the programme.

Application dates



2 years part-time.

This is a part-time course that will be delivered 2 evenings and one afternoon per week.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Afternoon,Evening,Daytime

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