MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling & Management (September 2016)

Dublin Institute of Technology (DT9777 (tbc))
Key Programme Details
Award

MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed

Mode

Part Time

Available

ECTS Credits

30

Department

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies

General Information
Contact

Avril Behan / Jane Cullen

Email

bim@dit.ie

Phone

01-402 4014

Address

School of Multidisciplinary Technologies
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology
Bolton Street
Dublin 1

Role

Programme Manager / Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

24/08/2016

Start Date

09/2016

About this Course

This programme is open to building and infrastructure design- and construction-related professionals who have academic or practice-based knowledge of BIM Technologies and Collaboration. The programme recruits from the disciplines of architecture (including technology), engineering, surveying (Quantity and Geomatics), construction management, and facilities management.
The programme educates those who initiate, manage, and lead collaborative, multidisciplinary construction and full lifecycle design, build, operate and maintain projects through the medium of BIM.
This will enable employment as BIM professionals throughout the construction industry. As individuals graduates will be eligible to undertake BIM certification and as leaders they will have the required skills to drive and achieve company-based BIM certification, as required in international contexts and as identified by Forfas as a skills shortage.
The focus of the level 9 award is on developing specialist leadership and managerial skills appropriate to the BIM arena:
* deep understanding of BIM's underpinning theoretical principles
* the ability to source, quality-assure and distil information from the principal sources of BIM-related knowledge, research and methods for dissemination to team members and key stakeholders
* innovation capability in the development and application of fit-for-purpose solutions to ill-defined and complex problems
* provision of reasoned advice and consultancy in both a local and national context to BIM clients and other interested parties
* evaluation of the performance of BIM projects and assessment of their compliance with specifications and standards
* undertaking applied research aimed at solving outstanding BIM-related problems
* eligibility to apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies

Objectives

This programme aims to produce graduate who are ready to enter the market in BIM Leadership and Senior Management positions such as BIM Lead, BIM Programme Manager, or BIM Operations Manager having spent short periods in Junior management roles such as BIM Information Manager, BIM Co-ordinator, or BIM Manager.
Graduates will also be able to undertake roles with BIM Technology or Systems Design Expertise but these should be seen as stepping-stones to more managerial and leadership roles.
BIM Systems Design: BIM Architectural Designer, BIM Mechanical/HVAC Systems Designer, BIM Electrical Systems Designer, BIM Structural Engineering Designer.

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM or equivalent via DIT's RPL policy.

Long Description

This programme is open to building and infrastructure design- and construction-related professionals who have academic or practice-based knowledge of BIM Technologies and Collaboration. The programme recruits from the disciplines of architecture (including technology), engineering, surveying (Quantity and Geomatics), construction management, and facilities management.
The programme educates those who initiate, manage, and lead collaborative, multidisciplinary construction and full lifecycle design, build, operate and maintain projects through the medium of BIM.
This will enable employment as BIM professionals throughout the construction industry. As individuals graduates will be eligible to undertake BIM certification and as leaders they will have the required skills to drive and achieve company-based BIM certification, as required in international contexts and as identified by Forfas as a skills shortage.
The focus of the level 9 award is on developing specialist leadership and managerial skills appropriate to the BIM arena:
* deep understanding of BIM's underpinning theoretical principles
* the ability to source, quality-assure and distil information from the principal sources of BIM-related knowledge, research and methods for dissemination to team members and key stakeholders
* innovation capability in the development and application of fit-for-purpose solutions to ill-defined and complex problems
* provision of reasoned advice and consultancy in both a local and national context to BIM clients and other interested parties
* evaluation of the performance of BIM projects and assessment of their compliance with specifications and standards
* undertaking applied research aimed at solving outstanding BIM-related problems
* eligibility to apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies



See more information at www.dit.ie/bim and follow us on twitter @BIMDIT

Why Choose This Course

The MSc in aBIMM is a unique offering that allows graduates of collaborative BIM studies to focus on an individual area of interest.

Graduates of the MSc will take on leadership roles in the Irish and, potentially, international construction sector.

Career Opportunities

The programme is focused on development of the skills required to solve problems associated with the practical application of collaborative BIM in real world contexts.
Students will be required to engage extensively with industry in relation to both the appropriate identification of these problems, many of which are ill-defined, and the development of solutions that are fit-for-purpose, feasible, scalable, and appropriate. The ability to source and synthesise knowledge from a broad range of associated and unrelated contexts will be developed through the process of logging learning while dissemination of solutions to a variety of stakeholders with differing agendas, expertise and influence will be cultivated via production and presentation of the final, technical paper.
All of these skills are required for the future development of the Irish construction sector, particularly in relation to its internationalisation, as identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs.
The programme team will engage with the sector both to source current BIM problems and to disseminate the findings of the full cohort, for example in an annual publication and via an industry-facing event. These will provide a shop window for graduates of the programme to showcase their skills and are intended to generate employment opportunities.

Timetable Info

This programme consists of two module:
Research Skills: delivered in focused, evening workshops supported by online content delivery
Capstone Experience: delivered using a combination of evening workshops, individual and team-based supervision, and online support.
Workshop dates will be set in agreement with the majority of participants.

Delivery Location

Bolton Street Campus, Dublin Institute of Technology

Delivery Notes

Mix of online/distance and on-campus

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Admissions

Address

Admissions Office
Dublin Institute of Technology
143-149 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6

Phone

+353 1 4023303

Email

admissions@dit.ie

RPL Information

RPL is a process which acknowledges, and gives value to, learning achieved prior to registering on a DIT programme. Prior learning may be a result of successful participation in a formal learning programme in further or higher education, or through your working career, for which you were awarded certification. If you use your prior certificated learning towards a DIT award, the process is called: Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL). Prior learning may also be an outcome of non-formal or informal learning achieved through work, voluntary activities or private study, for which you may not have a certificate. The process of using this type of learning for higher education purposes is called: Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). It is not uncommon for both APCL and APEL to be considered together in an RPL process.All RPL processes require the applicant to provide evidence of appropriate past learning, whether that is certificated or experiential learning. In some cases it may be sufficient for the applicant to provide copies of appropriate certificates. In other cases there may be a self-assessment exercise, preparation of a file or ‘portfolio’ of appropriate evidence of learning, an interview, and perhaps a demonstration or assessment task.

Application Procedures

Via this website

Media
BIM@DIT

BIM at DIT website

http://www.dit.ie/bim


BIM@DIT Promo

Video profiling the programme