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Higher Diploma in Engineering in Building Information Modelling

Closed for applications. Contact us at the end of May regarding September 2020.

Discipline: Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Full time

Entry Requirements: Relevant Level 7 qualification or Recognition of Prior Learning

Places: 20


A 10% contribution is required from Employed applicants. Free to Unemployed applicants.

Why Study?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative new approach to building design, construction, and management.

BIM has changed the way industry professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design, construction, and management. BIM also supports the continuous and immediate availability of project design, scope, schedule, and cost information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated.

This programme is designed as a direct response to the skill and competency needs of the construction industry. The Higher Diploma in Engineering in BIM programme has completed a pilot phase with construction industry partners and is now being offered as a full-time programme in GMIT. The delivery of the programme is designed to allow participants stay in the work-place while completing this one year post-graduate award.

Programme Modules

Modules undertaken are:


Learning Outcomes: 

Overall Learning Outcomes - on completion of this programme the student will:

  • Understand and evaluate the interaction processes involved in designing, constructing and managing a building through use of BIM 3D models and data sets.
  • Analyse and select BIM management techniques to achieve the desired deliverables and performance outcomes, including how BIM can contribute to making buildings energy and carbon efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly and manage the processes required to optimise these outcomes.
  • Be able to construct 3D Virtual Building Models for a variety of situations including Architectural, Infrastructure, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing.
  • Be able to manage the application of various BIM software packages, their integration, the necessary protocols and procedures needed for networks, database systems and information sharing.


Essential Information: 

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry to this programme an applicant must hold a relevant Level 7 qualification or equivalent in a cognate area within the construction and built environment industry. Applications will also be accepted from mature applicants who have worked at an appropriate level within the construction industry and who may gain entry by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. 



The full 60 credit programme is completed over one calendar year.

Fully online, recorded lectures.

Contact Us

Peter Butler 

Graduate and Professional Development


Dublin Road


Phone: + 353 (0)91 74 2328



Mary Rogers,

Head of Department


Dublin Road Galway

Phone: + 353 (0)91 74 2210 

eMail: Mary Rogers