Building Information Modelling & Digital Leadership - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Building Information Modelling & Digital Leadership - Galway

The Certificate in Building Information Management (BIM) and Digital Leadership is a programme that will directly respond to a significant gap in national and international educational provision related to digital leadership across the built environment value chain. The programme will provide a flexible, multidisciplinary and industry-focused programme that will empower graduates to lead the transition towards a collaborative, digitalised built environment.

This course uses a work-based research learning practice. Each student will gain a broader knowledge, both National and International, on forward thinking strategies which can be applied to their interests and situation. Students will use model based analytical tools and process analysis tools to improve their organisations understanding of the potential of BIM.

The expectation is that each student will become a BIM Leader within their organisation and have a clear set of skills to strategically develop BIM in their Organisation or Practice.

Why Study this course?
To develop a Digital Strategy for you and your organisation.

To gain knowledge of leadership styles and theory.

Information Management
To expand your knowledge of Information management at organisational level.

Work Placement
The programme is developed as work-based project work.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Leadership 15 credits
Visual Programming for Digital Construction 15 credits
Building Information Modelling for Sustainability 15 credits

*Exit Award option available.

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a cognate Level 8 Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent e.g., Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Technology, Architecture, Construction Economics and Surveying, Building Information Modelling or other similar degrees which provide students with knowledge of BIM as a technology and a process.


1 year full-time. Blended learning.

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
Graduates can apply for roles as:
- Digital Application Specialist
- BIM Implementation Managers
- Organisational Digital strategist
- Virtual Construction Managers
- BIM Managers

Follow-on Studies / Post-Graduate Opportunities
The Certificate will be facilitated over one semester where students must complete 30 credits. Graduates can subsequently register for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Building Information Modelling and Digital Leadership.

Progression Pathways
A fully flexible learning pathway for students is afforded by this programme. There will be no obstacle to progression between embedded awards and within the programme itself. Students can also complete the programmes by ACCM i.e., accumulating credits.

On completion of this programme, progression to the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling and Digital Leadership and the M.Sc. in Building Information Modelling and Digital Leadership and other programmes leading to a Doctoral Degree (Level 10) or to another master’s degree (Level 9) or to another Postgraduate Diploma will be possible.

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime,Blended

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