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Certificate in Engineering in Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Springboard

Certificate in Engineering in Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Springboard

Open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie 

Discipline: Building & Civil Engineering

Programme Code: 

GA_EBIMG_N08

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply through www.springboardcourses.ie

Entry Requirements: Level 7 degree

Credits: 20

Places: 25

Fee: 

200 Euros if employed, Fre to unemployed applicants. See www.springboardcouses.ie/eligibility

Why Study?

This Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a minor award within the very successful Higher Diploma in BIM has been developed in close collaboration with construction industry professionals to provide a flexible, multidisciplinary and industry-focused programme that seeks to address the current competency and skills gap in the construction sector both nationally and in a global context.

The programme is designed to embrace experiential and collaborative learning opportunities by continuously embedding evolving BIM best practice through an academic-industry reciprocal learning framework. GMIT are very aware of their role in helping to address these challenges while also embracing the multiple opportunities that this transition provides. This has been demonstrated with the establishment of the BIM Implementation Group GMIT (BIGG), which has brought academics, student leaders and industry stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines together to develop and implement a BIM Strategy for the Department of Building and Civil Engineering over the next three years.

Feedback from participants on the Higher Diploma in BIM is that the core upskilling needed is BIM Virtual Modelling Fundamentals and a choice of one specialism (BIM Architecture/ BIM Infrastructure/ BIM Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing). The programme will be delivered a by way of a previously tried and proven blended learning pedagogy. This approach allows students greater flexibility than a traditional delivery programme while also facilitating the delivery of valuable hands-on workshops. The programme learning outcomes are focused on developing the student’s ability to construct complex virtual building information models, specialising in one core discipline (architecture, infrastructure or mechanical, electrical and plumbing).

 

 

Programme Modules

Modules undertaken

BIM Virtual Modelling Fundamentals 10 Credits - Mandatory module.  The use of BIM authoring software to produce a building information model to a professional standard. Emphasis will be placed on the accurate construction of the model to enable accurate information to be extracted from it. Module descriptor can be downloaded here (PDF)

BIM  Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) 10 Credits - Elective module (chose 1of 4). The purpose of this module is to introduce the participants to Building Information Modelling (BIM) as it applies to Mechanical, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Plumbing of buildings    Module descriptor can be downloaded here (PDF)

BIM Architecture. 10 Credits - Elective module (chose 1 of 4). Using Architectural BIM software to produce a BIM model for construction purposes. The purpose of this module is to introduce the participants to Building Information Modelling (BIM) as it applies to the Architectural sector. Module descriptor can be downloaded here (PDF)

BIM Infrastructure. 10 Credits -  Elective module (chose 1 of 4).  Using BIM Infrastructure software to produce a BIM model for construction purposes and analysis.Module descriptor can be downloaded here (PDF)

BIM Structure  10 Credits Elective module(chose 1 of 4) Using Structural BIM software to produce a BIM model for construction purposes and structural analysis. Module descriptor can be downloaded here (PDF)

 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Understanding the role of Information Communication Technology and its application to BIM in the area of engineering.
  2. Detailed understand of the concepts behind and the capabilities of Information Communication Technology as they apply to BIM in the area of engineering.
  3. Select and use appropriate technology to meet a stated need.
  4. Specify Information Communication Technology appropriate for complex engineering projects.
  5. Consideration of environmental issues when developing a design.
  6. Design, select, modify, manage and use appropriate technology to solve complex engineering problems.
  7. Develop a new solution from an initial idea.
  8. Successfully plan and complete projects within a specified time frame.
  9. Identify and analyse problems and generate solutions.
  10. Adapt existing techniques/tools/methods for unfamiliar situations.
  11. Analyse problems, design, implement and support solutions.
  12. Evaluate and learn from interaction with others and modify and improve their individual behaviour.

Essential Information: 

Entry requirement:

Level 7 qualification or equivalent in a cognate area within the construction, engineering and manufacturing and built environment industry.

 

Start Date:

20th September 2021

Contact Us

School                                        Engineering

Department                                Dept of Built & Civil Engineering

Head of Department                   Dr Mary Rogers

 

Contact person for admissions

Peter Butler

Graduate Studies and Professional Development
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | Galway Campus | Dublin Rd. | Galway | Ireland

Email  springboard@gmit.ie

Phone 085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2021-2027