Engineering - Building Information Modelling

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 GMIT. The delivery of the programme is designed to allow participants to stay in the work-place while completing this two-year post-graduate award.

Learning Outcomes:
Overall Learning Outcomes - on completion of this programme the student will:

Understand and evaluate the interaction processes involved in designing, constructing and managing a building through use of BIM 3D models and data sets.

Analyse and select BIM management techniques to achieve the desired deliverables and performance outcomes, including how BIM can contribute to making buildings energy and carbon efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly and manage the processes required to optimise these outcomes.

Be able to construct 3D Virtual Building Models for a variety of situations including Architectural, Infrastructure, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing.

Be able to manage the application of various BIM software packages, their integration, the necessary protocols and procedures needed for networks, database systems and information sharing.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Building Information Modelling Virtual Modelling Fundamentals (Core)
10 credits

Building Information Modelling Architecture
10 credits

Building Information Modelling Structure
10 credits

Building Information Modelling Infrastructure
10 credits

Building Information Modelling- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP)
10 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning may be used to gain access to this programme in accordance with GMIT's Recognition of Prior Learning policy. For more information on the RPL Process, please visit https://www.myexperience.ie/about/how-rpl-works/

Application dates

Application Process
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Duration

2 Years
Mode of Study: Part Time
Method of Delivery: Blended

More details
  • Qualification letters

    HDip

  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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    Course provider