Multidisciplinary Technologies

BIM and aBIMM at DIT

‌‌Find Out More about our Programmes 

Springboard + Funded Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies: and seach KEYWORD: BIM or PROVIDER: Dublin Institute of Technology



Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM:

MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management (aBIMM):


Detailed information about calendars, module descriptors, streams, facilities, guest schedule and lecturing staff are available on the programme microsite.

Irish construction excellence awards finalist

What is DIT's MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management all about?


Please view our promotional video where you can hear current students, graduates, and staff giving information about the course, the content and their experiences.  

DIT applied Building Information Modelling and Management - Level 9 suite

‌‌BIM Programmes

Links to apply for each programme are active in the table below. All modules and programmes are part of a single application process (for DT9876) with stream and intended exit award specified after the initial application has been appraised by DIT staff.

Programme structure, exit awards, module desciptors, and fees are listed below the table.

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

APPLY HERE for all programmes and modules: Postgrad - Taught Courses - Building Information Modelling and Management, Applied 


Delivery Mode

& Duration


Start Date

MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management (2.5 - 3 years)


Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM (2 years)


Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies (1 year)
All applications for single modules or full programmes are made via the same Postgrad link.


Once an application is received, our admissions team will correspond in relation to choices, requirements, etc.
Part Time


Typically evenings


2.5-3 years
For Sept 2018
If you meet the entry criteria
listed at Postgrad then
apply directly
For non-standard entry mail
We try to respond within 2 weeks 
Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies (1 year): apply via


Limited Places available and eligibility requirements must be met


Part Time
Monday & Wednesday
1 year only
 Sept 2018
CPD modules (each collecting ECTS credits towards the MSc in aBIMM suite):
Primary Building Elements
Secondary Building Elements
Tertiary Building Elements
Introduction to BIM for Construction Management
Introduction to BIM for Cost & Value Management
Advanced BIM for Construction & Project Management
BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 1 - Basic - Intermediate Modelling
BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 2 - Intermediate - Advanced Modelling & Coordination
Appraisal & Validation of Dynamic Simulation Modelling
Point Cloud Science
Systems & Practice 2 (practical application of point cloud technologies)
Scan to BIM to Field
  • Theory & Practice of Building Information Modelling & Management: Descriptor
  • Federated BIM Collaboration (Prior knowledge of BIM technologies essential): Descriptor
  • Collaborative BIM Processes: Descriptor
  • BIM for Clients & Asset Managers: Descriptor
(Prior knowledge of BIM technologies and Level 2 BIM Federation essential)
  • Lean & BIM: Descriptor
  • Visual Programming for Engineering & Built Environment (Dynamo for BIM): Descriptor
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality for Engineering & Built Environment: Descriptor
All descriptors are available on the programme Microsite.
Part Time


face-to-face contact for
4 weeks - 24 weeks
(depending on module)


additional time
required for
self-directed learning
& assessment




Modules run subject
demand & resourcing
Various starting
dates from
 September 2018
Limited availability
for up-to-date information


Module Descriptors

The module descriptors for the MSc in aBIMM and associated CPD, PgCert, and PGDip programmes are provided for each Stage at the programme's new microsite

Pathways, options and exit awards are also described along with information on staff, facilities, testimonials and guest lecturer information on the new programme microsite.

If you have any questions on these documents, please email

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 Environmen (Schools) in the areas of School of ArchitectureOLD, Building 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. 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 2018 the programme will run in part-time mode on 2 evenings per week (different evening for different stages (PgCert (Mon/Wed), PgDip (Tue/Thur), MSc (Variable)) 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:

  • 1 year: Postgraduate Certification in BIM Technologies
  • 2 years: Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Typically modules are delivered in 4, 8 or 12 week blocks where content is delivered module-by-module.

The exceptions to this are Theory & Practice of Building Information Modelling and Management, delivery of which is spread across the full first year, and Research Skills, delivery of which is spread across Semester 2 of the second year.

Electives & Module Information

See the Programme Microsite.

If you have any further queries please use the Contact Us process.


The fees for the programme in 2018-19 academic year are as below. 

Stage 1 €2,400   Stage 2 €2,700     Stage 3 €1,800 

Total €6,900

Individual modules cost between €400 and €1500, depending on the number of associated credits and the stage in the programme. 

Exit options

All students within the postgraduate BIM area begin on the MSc in aBIMM programme but they may choose to exit with the following awards :

Details Award
After one or more modules but fewer than the full requirements of a stage award
Exams transcript verifying results
Credits are banked for future award
After 30 level 9 credits
Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies
After 60 level 9 credits
Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM
After 90 level 9 credits
MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management 

BIM 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:


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

Archieved June 2018

ARUP sponsored Postgradaute Diploma in Collaborative BIM competition

Presentation of team responses to an EIR for a proposed development of a Multidisciplinary Digital Design Technologies: Centre of ExcellenceRead more Read less

DIT’s School of Multidisciplinary Technologies would like to invite you to a presentation of multidisciplinary team responses to an Employers Information Requirement for the proposed development of a new, three-storey Multidisciplinary Digital Design Technologies: Centre of Excellence block situated adjacent to the existing Dublin Institute of Technology building on Bolton Street, Dublin.

Attendance is free but registration is essential via this Eventbrite link:

Archived February 2017

 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: 


2016/2017 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




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: and




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.

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