Multidisciplinary Technologies

 School of Multidisciplinary Technologies


DIT Engineering General Entry - DT066 and DT097


SDAR Launch

Thursday 10th December saw the launch of the 2016 Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research (SDAR), co-published by the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Ireland at the Greenway Hub research building in the developing DIT campus at Grangegorman.


Five new papers were uploaded providing a total of 30 scholarly papers available to all as a free access journal: Over 5,000 full paper downloads are recorded each year from over 60 countries throughout the world. In addition 2,000 copies are distributed to CIBSE members and industry in Ireland.

Editorial team: Kevin Kelly, Yvonne Desmond, Kevin Gaughan & Pat Lehane

#The intention of the journal is to offer a first publish opportunity to industry engineers and new researchers who are developing or applying sustainable systems in engineering and the built environment. A blind peer review process of evidence based applied research or post occupancy evaluations is provided free. There is no publishing fee.

Abstracts for papers for SDAR 2017 are now invited and can be submitted here.


BIM News

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



Module Title

Module Description

Detailed descriptions of learning outcomes, indicative syllabus and assessment are available at:


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.



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.


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.


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 ( 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 and is available at: 


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:

Slideshare slidedeck of information on programme structure (MSc, PgCert, PgDip, Streams & Electives), applications, costs and ladders of progression is available at:

Periscope video of information session from June 3rd 2016:


Regular updates on BIM@DIT on Twitter @BIMDIT



Contact Details:

Head of School:                                   Dr. Kevin Kelly

Contact Details:                                   email: 402 3655 Room 443


School Admin:                                      Jane Cullen  

Contact Details:                                   email: / 402 4014  Room 441


Assistant Head of School:                   Dr. Avril Behan

Programme Co-ordinator for Building Information Modelling & Management (DT9876, DT9775, DT9776, DT9777), BTech in Computing (DT036A), and MSc in Applied Computing for Technologists (DT090, DT093)

Contact Details:                                   email: / 402 4093  Room 439


Assistand Head of School:                   Mr. Kevin Gaughan

Programme Co-ordinator/Chair for DT066 Engineering (Common Entry) Level 8

Contact Details:                                   email: / 402 3880  Room 442


Structured Lecturer:                            Mr. Edward Conlon

Programme Co-ordinator/Chair for DT097 Engineering (General Entry) Level 7

Contact Details:                                   email: / 402 4059


School Programmes:

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Engineering (Common First Year) FT DT066
Bachelor Engineering Tec (Ord) Engineering (General Entry) FT DT097A

Master of Science Applied Computing for Technologists

(Next intake September 2017: queries to

FT DT090

Master of Science Applied Computing for Technologists

(Next intake September 2017: queries to

PT DT093
MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management (aBIMM) MSc_aBIMM PT  DT9876
Postgraduate Diploma in (Building Information Modelling) BIM Technologies PgDip_Collab_BIM PT  DT9876
Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative BIM (Building Information Modelling) PgCert_BIM_Tech PT  DT9876
Research students (Full-time) FT

Contact School

(see above)

Research students (Part-time) PT

Contact School

(see above)


School of Multidisciplinary Technologies News Archive:

 2015.12.16 James Duff

James Duff, Lighting Designer with ARUP,  has passed his PhD examination subject to minor changes. 

James was supervised by Dr. Kevin Kelly, Head of School, and Professor Gerald Farrell, Dean of the College of Engineering & Built Environment.

Congratulations James from all at the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies.


Fantastic Win for DT066 student Anna McEvoy 


DIT student Anna McEvoy, a student of DT066 Engineering (General Entry) at Bolton Street, has been selected as a 2015 Intel Women in Technology scholar.

Sarah Sexton, Women in Technology Scholarship Program Manager at Intel said "This year we had a tremendous response to the scholarship program with an exceptionally high standard of applicants so it really is a fantastic achievement for the young women who have been selected."

Anna McEvoy, who previously studied at Our Lady’s College in Greenhills, Drogheda, was awarded both a second place award in the Plant Sciences category as well as a Monsanto Award for Innovation in Plant Science First Award for her project ‘Aetiology of bleeding canker disease of horse chestnut trees’.

Anna’s project involved research into the presence of bleeding canker on horse chestnut trees throughout Ireland and used an investigative method to identify the causal agent. As part of her awards Anna received cash prizes of US$2,500 and US$1,500. Anna was selected to attend ISEF after she was named Sentinus Young Innovator 2014.

Further information about the Intel Women in Technology scholarship program is available online.


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