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NEW ACADEMIC SESSION 2017/2018

Stage 1: Inductions (all students must attend both days) Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th

If your application is still being processed, i.e. if your application is between the stages of having made an application and having replied to your Invitation to Register, please attend both Induction sessions in any case to receive all relevant programme information and for an opportunity to receive individual update information.

Room: 281, Bolton Street Main Building

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Stage 2: Induction and commencement of classes Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th

Studio 11, Linenhall 2nd Floor

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Stage 3: Commencement Tuesday 19th

Room: 380, Bolton Street Main Building

Time: 18:30 - 21:30

Invitations to Register

All ItRs are currently being processed and will arrive shortly by email (if continuing directly from 2016/2017 session) or by post if commencing or re-commencing after a gap in attendance.

 

Programme Microsite

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


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.

Programme

Delivery Mode

& Duration

Planned

Start Date

MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

All applications for single modules or full programmes are made via the same MSc link in the final column on the right of this table.

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

Part Time

Typically evenings

18:00-21:00

2.5-3 years

2017 Programme FULL

Register interest for Sept 2018

at bim@dit.ie

 

DT9775 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies (Springboard+ Only)

 

Students who are eligible for funding under the requirements of the Springboard + scheme

The Postgraduate Certificate is also available to self-funding students.

All Applications for the PgCert are made via the MSc in aBIMM because the PgCert and PgDip are embedded in the MSc i.e. all classes taught together, students have flexible entry and exit via a fully modular set up. See row above in this table.

Part Time

Typically evenings

Mon & Wed

18:00-21:00

1 year

2017 Programme FULL

Register interest for Sept 2018

at bim@dit.ie

CPD modules (each collecting ECTS credits towards the MSc in aBIMM suite):

  • BIM Architecture (1: Primary, 2: Secondary, 3: Tertiary Building Elements): Descriptors

  • BIM Surveying & Construction Management: Descriptors

    • Introduction to BIM for Construction Management
    • Introduction to BIM for Cost & Value Management
    • Advanced BIM for Construction & Project Management
  • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Descriptors

    • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 1 - Basic - Intermediate Modelling
    • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 2 - Intermediate - Advanced Modelling & Coordination
    • Appraisal & Validation of Dynamic Simulation Modelling
  • BIM Geomatics Engineering: Descriptors

    • 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
    • (Prior knowledge of BIM technologies and Level 2 Federation essential)
  • BIM for Clients & Asset Managers: Descriptor

  • Lean & BIM: Descriptor

  • Visual Programming for Engineering & Built Environment (Dynamo for BIM): Descriptor
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality for Engineering & Built Environment: Descriptor

*New* 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.

NO EXAMS.

Modules run Subject

to

Demand & Resourcing

 

Various starting

dates from

 Sept 2017

Limited availability

Contact

bim@dit.ie

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

In June 2017 significant updates were made to most descriptors via DIT's Quality Assurance procedures to reflect market changes.

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 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. 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 2017 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.

Fees

The fees for the programme in 2017-18 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

(5 modules on M&E stream or 6 modules on all other streams)

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:

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



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 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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2016/2017 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

 

 


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.



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