CPD Module in BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary Building Elements)
Part time – MLMU9015

Application

Applications for admission to the BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary Building Elements) module should be made through the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies on the following link: http://www.dit.ie/multidisciplinarytechnologies/bimandabimm/

Module co-ordinator (School of Multidisciplinary Technologies)

Dr Avril Behan - Assistant Head of School / Programme Chair
School of Multidisciplinary Technologies
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 
E: avril.behan@dit.ie

Module co-ordinator (Dublin School of Architecture)

Cormac Allen - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 
E: cormac.allen@dit.ie

Duration

4 weeks part time: Delivered intensively over 4 weeks as a module within the DT9876 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies / MSc Applied Building Information Modelling & Management programme, generally Semester 1 September to January.

Closing date

1 September each year. Programme will remain open for applications subject to availability.

Start date

Week 1 / Semester 1: September

Programme description:   

The CPD Certificate in BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary building elements) module is a 5 ECTS credit part time re-skilling module. It is primarily aimed at architects and technologists, but is also open to other professionals with a background in building design.

The module is set at Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications and aims to provide learners with an introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM), with a focus on secondary building elements.

Industry-based building designs will be used as the basis for project work to give a realistic context and to render the student industry fit on graduation.

Over eight 3-hour contact sessions, combined with a period of self-directed learning, students will develop a command of the Autodesk Revit BIM application.

On successful completion of the CPD Certificate in BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary Building Elements) module the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding the Revit workflow process
  • Apply view toolsets to drill down into the digital building model creating “callouts”
  • Apply scales at 1:20, 1:10 and 1:5 to create construction details using views and components
  • Create and control Revit massing
  • Apply Revit massing for conceptual design with area and volume schedules
  • Use the Family Editor and develop modelling techniques
  • Create Revit content with parametric controls
  • Organise digital building data onto plotting sheets
  • Evaluate the quality, appropriateness, and significance of a specific BIM Technology for Architectural processes 

Programme attendance:   

The module requires 100 learning hours. Students attend two 3-hour computer lab-based workshops each week for four weeks, with a total of 24 contact hours spent in college, and the remaining 76 hours spent in self-directed learning completing project work.

The 3 hour tutorial block attendance in college will take place between 18.00-21.00 on two midweek days.

Career opportunities:    

This programme will provide built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling which will enable employment as a BIM skilled professional in building design practices and the construction industry 

Progression:

The BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary Building Elements) module is the second of three related BIM Architecture modules, and can combine towards a CPD Diploma (BIM Architecture) award.

Graduates can also progress to the 1 year part time DT9876 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies / Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM /  MSc in Applied Building Information Modeling & Management (MSc aBIMM), subject to minimum postgraduate entry requirements.

Entry requirements:

The BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary Building Elements) module is open to the following categories of applicants:

  • Graduates of Level 8 degree programmes in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Architectural Technology, Construction Management
  • Professionally accredited Level 7 programmes in Architectural Technology and Construction Technology.

Admission to BIM Architecture 2 (Secondary Building Elements) module requires completion of or exemption from BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements).

Programme fee:   

For information on fees see the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies on the following link: http://www.dit.ie/multidisciplinarytechnologies/bimandabimm/

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