Building Information Modelling - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Building Information Modelling - Galway

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative new approach to building design, construction, and management.

BIM has changed the way industry professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design, construction, and management. BIM also supports the continuous and immediate availability of project design, scope, schedule, and cost information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated.

This programme is designed as a direct response to the skill and competency needs of the construction industry. The Higher Diploma in Engineering in BIM programme has completed a pilot phase with construction industry partners and is now being offered as a full-time programme in ATU. The delivery of the programme is designed to allow participants to stay in the work-place while completing this two-year post-graduate award.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Building Information Modelling Virtual Modelling Fundamentals (Core) 10 credits
Building Information Modelling Architecture 10 credits
Building Information Modelling- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) 10 credits
Building Information Modelling Structure 10 credits
Building Information Modelling Infrastructure 10 credits
Building Information Modelling Contractors 10 credits
Sustainable Building and Energy Simulation 10 credits
Building Information Modelling Collaboration 20 credits
Building Information Modelling Research Project 20 credits

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to this programme an applicant must hold a relevant Level 7 qualification or equivalent in a cognate area within the construction and built environment industry. Applications will also be accepted from mature applicants who have worked at an appropriate level within the construction industry and who may gain entry by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Application dates

Postgraduate Applications

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Applications for programmes commencing in September 2023 are NOW OPEN.

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2 years part-time. Blended learning.

The full 60 credit programme is completed over two calendar years.

This online, blended learning programme consists of 75% online and 25% face-to-face delivery.

The two mandatory modules, BIM Collaboration and BIM Virtual Modelling Fundamentals and the suite of electives, will be delivered with face-to-face workshops and online lectures.

The 30-credit Research Project module will be delivered 100% online - 3 workshops online and individual supervision.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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