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CPD Modules

Limited places are available on the following modules for those who wish to undertake BIM education using DIT's modular, flexible learning structure.

 

All modules are delivered over 4-week blocks at our Bolton Street campus with attendance required on both Mondays and Wednesdays between 18:00 and 21:00

 

CPD students will join the cohort of level 9 MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate students, leading to significant peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
 

Start Date

Application

Deadline

Module Title

Module Description

Detailed descriptions of learning outcomes, indicative syllabus and assessment are available at: http://www.dit.ie/media/multi-disciplinarytechnologies/abimm/MSc_aBIMM_Module_Descriptors_v20140623.pdf

Monday

February 20th

Monday February 6th

BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements)

Using Autodesk Revit as the BIM authoring tool, this module introduces architects and architectural technologists to parametric modelling of primary building elements.

 

Monday

February 20th

Monday February 6th Cross Domain BIM Architecture Using Autodesk Revit as the BIM authoring tool, this module introduces non-architectural construction professionals to parametric modelling of primary building elements.

Monday

February 20th

Monday February 6th Cross Domain BIM Quantity Surveying & Construction Management Using a suite of BIM management and cost control software, this module introduces non-Quantity Surveyors or Construction Managers to the tools and methods employed in these professional disciplines.

Monday

February 20th

Monday February 6th Cross Domain BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Using Autodesk Revit as the BIM authoring tool and supported by a number of energy analysis tools, the purpose of this module is to familiarise and develop knowledge in the learner of the design philosophies of Mechanical and Electrical building design engineers, and the complex relationship between building services, fabric design and costs.

Monday March 20th

Monday February 27th Federated BIM Collaboration

In this module learners will use specific applications, vendor-neutral protocols (e.g. IFC), and standardised processes to combine domain-specific BIM models for collaboration.

This module is only available to individuals with proven BIM authoring/management skills in the disciplines of Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics Surveying, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering or Quantity Surveying.

 
 
Completion of modules results in accumulation of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Credits for use in the MSc suite or on other receptive level 9 programmes.
 
As these modules are delivered at postgraduate level, the entry criteria is 2.2 at level 8 (Higher Degree) or 5 years relevant experience plus a level 7 qualification (i.e. Ordinary Degree/Diploma).
 
Applications can be made using the Part-time application form in 2016-2017_Part_Time_Application_Form_Pdf or 2016-2017_Part_Time_Application_Form_Docx format.
 
Each module costs €400. 
 
Please check with the School (multidisciplinaryadm@dit.ie or 01-402 4014) for updates on the availability of places on chosen modules.
 

Delivering Ireland's New Children's Hospital DIT Seminar

On December 6th 2016, DIT’s School of Multidisciplinary Technologies was delighted to host a Seminar and Panel discussion on: Delivering Ireland’s New Children’s Hospital. This seminar was part of the BIM for Clients & Asset Managers module, which is delivered by Vincent Gibson within the MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management.

This seminar provided an overview of the New Children’s Hospital project and how end user requirements have influenced and contributed to the design of the building.
The subsequent discussion focussed on the contribution of the project to the Irish Construction Sector including topics such as BIM, Lean and Sustainability.

DIT is very grateful to Richard Fitzpatrick, Director for Programme Management & Project Controls, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, Deirdre Coakley, NPH Project Nurse Director—Client Representative, and Alan Duggan, Associate Director Arup—Design Team, who gave generously of their time.

A report on the event was produced by BIMIreland.ie and is available at: http://www.bimireland.ie/2016/12/15/dr-avril-behan-reports-on-dit-seminar-and-panel-discussion-on-delivering-irelands-new-childrens-hospital/ 

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Programme Handbook Available

In case of temporary delays to having access to Webcourses, the Stage 1 Programme Handbook can be downloaded here.


 

 

 

BIM Programmes Information

‌YouTube video of information about the programme from interviews with students and staff and tours of the facilities: https://youtu.be/__JovsoOPLg

Slideshare slidedeck of information on programme structure (MSc, PgCert, PgDip, Streams & Electives), applications, costs and ladders of progression is available at: http://www.slideshare.net/AvrilBehan/bim-education-dit

Periscope video of information session from June 3rd 2016: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1MnGnjEZPeMGO

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Regular updates on BIM@DIT on Twitter @BIMDIT

 

 


‌BIM Programmes

Links to apply for each programme, either through Springboard or as a self-funding student, are active in the table below.

If you require further information please use the Contact Us link in the sidebar.

Programme

Delivery Mode

& Duration

Planned

Start Date

MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

Part Time

2.5-3 years

Sept 2016

Apply (Self Funding)

Apply via Springboard

Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Applications are made via the MSc application page

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Part Time

2 years

Sept 2016

Apply (Self Funding)

Apply via Springboard

Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

Applications are made via the MSc application page 

Part Time

1 year

Sept 2016

Apply (Self Funding)

CPD modules in:

  • BIM Architecture (1: Primary, 2: Secondary, 3: Tertiary Building Elements)
  • BIM Surveying & Construction Management
  • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • BIM Geomatics Engineering
  • Federated BIM Collaboration (Prior knowledge of BIM technologies essential)
  • Collaborative BIM Processes (Prior knowledge of BIM technologies and Level 2 Federation essential)
All descriptors are available Module_Descriptors_MSc_aBIMM.

Part Time

face-to-face contact for

4 weeks - 24 weeks;

additional time

required for

self-directed learning

& assessment

 

Sept 2016

Apply Online

plus email

bim@dit.ie

with module choices

 

 

Module Descriptors

The module descriptors for the MSc in aBIMM and associated CPD, PgCert, and PGDip programmes are linked at Module_Descriptors_MSc_aBIMM.

These documents should be read in conjunction with the document describing the pathways (streams) through the programme available as Module_LOs_Syllabi.

If you have any questions on these document, please email bim@dit.ie 


BIM@DIT Streams (Disciplines)

Subject to demand 5 streams will begin on the programme in 2016/2017:

Architecture / Architectural Technology; Civil & Structural Engineering (documentation to follow); Geomatics Engineering; Mechanical & Electrical Engineering; Surveying and Construction Management

 

The path for professionals from each stream (discipline) through to MSc in aBIMM is charted in the following documents:

Architecture



Geomatics Engineering Stream
M and E Engineering
Surveying and Construction Management Stream

 

If you have any queries after reviewing the handouts, please contact me at: bim@dit.ie


 

‌MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

The MSc in Applied Building information Modelling Management (aBIMM) is a multi-disciplinary programme which is open to graduates of building design and construction related programmes, including architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural technologists, and construction and facilities managers. The programme is managed in the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (SMDT) but is delivered by the complete range of domain-specific BIM experts from aross the College of Engineering and Built Environment in the areas of Architecture, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Surveying (Quantity and Geomatics).

The programme aims to provide an educational setting in which to develop the ability to initiate and lead the holistic and integrated process of design, construction, and life-cycle management through the medium of BIM, centred on the collaborative and multi-disciplinary building design process. It will provide experienced built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling & Management which will enable employment as BIM professionals in building design practices and the construction industry.

Information on the exact contents of each module (structured as Module Learning Outcomes and Indicative Syllabi) is available for download here as Module Learning Outcomes. Please read this document carefully if you think that you may be able to apply for exemptions through DIT's Recognition of Prior Learning process.

 

Structure and Delivery

In September 2015 the programme will run in part-time mode on 2 evenings per week (different evening for different stages (PgCert, PgDip, MSc) at DIT's Bolton Street campus.

The duration of the full MSc programme is between 2.5 and 3 years. However, you can also exit the programme after the following durations and with the following awards:

Subject to capacity and validation, minor CPD awards in specific technologies can be undertaken on a flexible basis as 5, 10 and 15 ECTS credit modules, with durations of between 4 and 12 weeks, respectively. These credits can, subject to entry rules, contribute towards the major awards listed above.

The structure of the programme in part-time delivery mode is shown in figure 1:

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Figure 1: Part-time delivery structure

Electives

During semester 1, in both full- and part-time delivery modes, students choose to follow a stream of modules associated with a particular domain for the first 15 ECTS credits of the programme: Architecture/Architecture Technology, Quantity Surveying & Construction Management, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or Geomatics Engineering.

For the next 5 credits students can choose between 4 Cross-Domain BIM modules, one associated with each stream, with students required to take one of 3 modules from the other streams.  Subject to resourcing the programme committee hope to be able to offer all Cross-Domain BIM electives to each cohort of students. However, if demand for a particular module is low, it may not be possible to offer that elective.

In line with DIT policy on modularisation additional, individual modules may be made available from other programmes if they are considered suitable for this programme.  Optional modules may be offered in conjunction with other full-time and part-time Masters degrees in the College of Engineering and Built Environment.  The admission of students to a particular optional module is subject to the availability of that module, consideration of possible timetabling conflicts, to constraints imposed by minimum and maximum class sizes, and to resource-related issues as determined by the College Executive and Head of School.

Students from the Architecture, M&E and Geo streams will take the Federated BIM module during Semester 2 (both full- and part-time delivery modes) while students from the S&CM stream, will be offered the option of taking an additional BIM 4 Business or Cross-Domain BIM elective, subject to availability. During the programme, all students, in both full- and part-time modes, are required to choose an elective BIM 4 Business module. These modules are offered in blended learning format as part of the European Master in BIM. In order to allow students to choose from a range of approved modules, the timing of when the student undertakes the module is flexible i.e. students will be informed at the start of their programme of the delivery dates of all elective BIM 4 Business modules over the one- or two-year period of the taught portions of their programme and it is the responsibility of the student to register for and take the module when it is available.

4 domain-specific streams are available and progress through each is shown in figure 2. The Cross Domain BIM modules are electives where you can choose one of three options (per stream). Subject to availability, students can choose between 3 online BIM 4 Business electives (shown in green in figure 2) as part of the Postgraduate Diploma. Students of the S&CM stream can take two BIM 4 Business electives between the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stages:

Architecture

Mechanical

& Electrical

Geomatics

Engineering

Surveying

& Construction

Management

Figure 2: Streams

Full module titles, streams, ECTS credits and the structure are detailed in the following: Module_Listing

Until the full module descriptors are made available from: www.dit.ie/catalogue, the contents of each module have been distilled into Module Learning Outcomes and Syllabi. If you have any further queries please use the Contact Us process.

The fees for the programme in 2014-15 academic year were as below. 2015-16 fees will be confirmed in mid 2015:

Year 1 €2,400 (+€135)    Year 2 €2,700 (+€135)     Year 3 €1,800 (+€135)

Total €6,900 (+€405)


Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

The PgDip in Collaborative BIM is open to graduates of building design and construction related programmes, including architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural technologists, and construction and facilities managers. The programme is managed in the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (SMDT) but is delivered by the complete range of domain-specific BIM experts from aross the College of Engineering and Built Environment in the areas of Architecture, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Surveying (Quantity and Geomatics).

The programme aims to provide an educational setting in which to develop the ability to initiate and lead the holistic and integrated process of design, construction, and life-cycle management through the medium of BIM, centred on the collaborative and multi-disciplinary building design process. It will provide experienced built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling & Management which will enable employment as BIM professionals in building design practices and the construction industry.

Information on the exact contents of each module (structured as Module Learning Outcomes and Indicative Syllabi) is available for download here as Module Learning Outcomes. Please read this document carefully if you think that you may be able to apply for exemptions through DIT's Recognition of Prior Learning process.

 

Structure and Delivery

In September 2015 the PgDip stage of the programme will run in part-time mode on 2 evenings per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays - TBC) at DIT's Bolton Street campus.

The duration of the PgDip programme is 2 years.

The structure of the programme in part-time delivery mode is shown in figure 1:

 

4 domain-specific streams are available and progress through each is shown in figure 2. The Cross Domain BIM modules are electives where you can choose one of three options (per stream). Subject to availability, students can choose between 3 online BIM 4 Business electives (shown in green in figure 2) as part of the Postgraduate Diploma. Students of the S&CM stream can take two BIM 4 Business electives between the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stages. For the PgDip the Research Skills and Collaborative Experience modules are not taken:

Architecture

Mechanical

& Electrical

Geomatics

Engineering

Surveying

& Construction

Management

Figure 2: Streams

Full module titles, streams, ECTS credits and the structure are detailed in the following: Module_Listing

Until the full module descriptors are made available from: www.dit.ie/catalogue, the contents of each module have been distilled into Module Learning Outcomes and Syllabi. If you have any further queries please use the Contact Us process.

The fees for the programme in 2014-15 academic year were as below. 2015-16 fees will be confirmed in early 2015:

Year 1 €2,400 (+€135)

Year 2 €2,700 (+€135)

Total €5,100 (+€270)


Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

The PgCert in BIM Technologies is open to graduates of building design and construction related programmes, including architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural technologists, and construction and facilities managers. The programme is managed in the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (SMDT) but is delivered by the complete range of domain-specific BIM experts from aross the College of Engineering and Built Environment in the areas of Architecture, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Surveying (Quantity and Geomatics).

The programme aims to provide an educational setting in which to develop the ability to lead domain-specific teams as part of the holistic and integrated process of design, construction, and life-cycle management through the medium of BIM. It will provide experienced built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling & Management which will enable employment as BIM professionals in building design practices and the construction industry.

Information on the exact contents of each module (structured as Module Learning Outcomes and Indicative Syllabi) is available for download here as Module Learning Outcomes. Please read this document carefully if you think that you may be able to apply for exemptions through DIT's Recognition of Prior Learning process.

 

Structure and Delivery

In September 2015 the programme will run in part-time mode on 2 evenings per week (Mondays and Wednesdays - TBC) at DIT's Bolton Street campus.

The duration of the PgCert programme is 1 year.

The structure of the programme delivery is shown in figure 1: 

4 domain-specific streams are available and progress through each is shown in figure 2. The Cross Domain BIM modules are electives where you can choose one of three options (per stream). Subject to availability, students can choose between 3 online BIM 4 Business electives (shown in green in figure 2) as part of the Postgraduate Diploma. Students of the S&CM stream can take two BIM 4 Business electives between the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stages. For the PgCert only the first 30 credits are collected.

Architecture

Mechanical

& Electrical

Geomatics

Engineering

Surveying

& Construction

Management

Figure 2: Streams

Full module titles, streams, ECTS credits and the structure are detailed in the following: Module_Listing

Until the full module descriptors are made available from: www.dit.ie/catalogue, the contents of each module have been distilled into Module Learning Outcomes and Syllabi. If you have any further queries please use the Contact Us process.

The fees for the programme in 2014-15 academic year were as below. 2015-16 fees will be confirmed in mid 2015:

Year 1 €2,400 (+€135)


Expression of Interest / Request for Information

Please fill in the form below if you wish to request information on or express your interest in any aBIMM or BIM programme:

Name:


E-mail (we will use the address you add here for contact if different from the one though which this form is submitted):

Company (if relevant):

Additional Information (e.g. which programmes you are interested in, your queries)

If you have previously taken the DT775 or DT775a CPD Diplomas please state which stream you took as this will enable us to give you the correct information as quickly as possible.


If you have problems with the form, please email bim@dit.ie


2015-11-27

CITA BIM Gathering 2015


Lecturers on the MSc in aBIMM (DT9876/DT9775/DT9776) presented papers at the CitA BIM Gathering 2015 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on the 12th and 13th of November:

Cultural Change through BIM and BIM Career Paths

Full papers available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/engschcivcon/75/ and http://arrow.dit.ie/bescharcon/8/

 

2015-11-03

Graduations

October 31st saw the graduation of our first level 9 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies and Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM.

Congratulations to one and all and we wish you all the very best for your future careers.


 

 

Current Students

Stage 1 - Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies:

All timetabling information Subject to Change is available at: www.dit.ie/timetables

Search on Classgroup: DT9876/1_x or DT9775/1_x

           where x is A for Architecture, C for Civil & Structural Engineering, M for Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, S for Surveying & Construction Management

Username: students    Password:timetables

 

Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM:

All timetabling information Subject to Change is available at: www.dit.ie/timetables

Search on Class Group: DT9876/2 or DT9776/1

Username: students    Password:timetables

 

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