Course Description

Certificate in Advanced BIM and Graphic Collaboration

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

The part-time Certificate in Advanced BIM and BIM Collaboration (using Revit) consists of one module taught over one semester. This programme is designed to explore and develop advanced skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and BIM Collaboration using Revit. Learners are introduced to advanced building modelling relating to protected structures/ historic buildings and will develop an understanding of model in place components and mass modelling. Learners are also introduced to BIM Collaboration (using Revit), and will develop an understanding of BIM 360 (collaboration) and Management.

The programme creates opportunities for learners to take individual professional design responsibility of their product and their process and develop an ability to lead teams within their disciplines. Through the course, students will:

  • Explain key topics and principles surrounding BIM and the benefits to be gained from its adoption.
  • Devise and plot design details in a holistic manner with competence, fluency and sensitivity demonstrating a good understanding of the principles of interdisciplinary communication required in presenting projects generated by BIM.
  • Use BIM software to produce 2D documentation plans, sections, elevations and to construct complex 3D models to include and building services efficiently, to industry standard.
  • Use BIM software to produce specifications of work, time schedules, and costings for the construction industry
  • Identify, select and apply appropriate products, materials and fittings based on an understanding of technology and specifications to a professional standard.
  • Independently manage BIM projects assigned by others in the built environment.
  • Develop advanced building modelling skills relating to protected structures/ historic buildings
  • Learners carry out cloud-based daylight and performance analysis.
  • Working with teams using BIM 360 (collaboration), develop BIM Management and clash detection skills
  • Learners develop an awareness of the BIM relating to costing for Quantity Surveyors.

Course Code Direct Entry
College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Home & Garden, Interior Design
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Special Purpose Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Fee EUR 2,085
Course Duration One semester (12 weeks)
Course Times This course will run one evening per week from 6.30-9.30pm and every second Saturday from 10-5pm.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding NFQ Level 8 Special Purpose Award
Entry Requirements Applicants should apply directly to Griffith College. All applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online function. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport. Applicants under 23 years of age will be asked for a copy of their Leaving Certificate results. Applicants to the programme must meet normal QQI requirements, Level 7 or equivalent, award on the National Framework of Qualifications. The applicants require a background from building design and construction-related programmes or a cognate discipline and require prior knowledge in the following areas: a) Proficient in 2D CAD or other architectural technical tools. b) Experience in 3D CAD or other architectural technical tools. Applicants will be asked to provide a sample of their work/ portfolio.
Career Path This course provides a pathway to BIM related programmes.
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