Applied Building Information Modelling and Digital AEC (Postgrad Diploma)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    AEC ,Architecture Engineering Construction

  • Type of Course:

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Type of Qualification:

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Type of Study:

    Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    For course commencing in September: 9th September 2022
    For Springboard+ funded course commencing 4 January 2022: 31st December 2021

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Level 8 in civil engineering, construction, architecture, architectural technology, building services engineering, or other cognate disciplines.


Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning ( process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. Semester 1 electives include Advanced Level modules which provide students with the opportunity, where necessary, to enhance and develop skills in the BIM disciplines at Level 8.


Mature and non-standard Entrants
The Institute and Department facilitate non-standard entrants and the transfer of non-standard students on an individual, case by case, basis. A rigorous assessment of prior learning is carried out to establish competence and adherence to the requirements of the programme.


Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Location:  MTU, Bishopstown Campus, Cork

ECTS: 60


Course fee & delivery
Part-time: €7,500
2 evenings and one afternoon per week
No of timetabled 9 hours per week


The programme will convert a traditional Architecture, Engineering or Construction graduate into a skilled postgraduate with an understanding of the digitisation of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Building Information Modelling (BIM) as well as the potential of digitisation in the delivery of Sustainable Energy Systems and Policies or Facility and Asset Management. The programme will focus on professionals originating from the AEC sector to enhance skills in BIM and Information Technology (IT) to address a current skills gap in the industry.


The underlining philosophy of the postgraduate diploma is the enhancement and deepening of professional practice skills. In addition to learning and developing BIM and digitisation skills, the key aspect of the postgraduate diploma, through the industrial project, is to ensure graduates will gain an understanding of how these skills can be implement in a professional workplace environment.



Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Building Information Modelling and Digital AEC (60 ECTS, Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.


Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:


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  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2022.

  • Applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €7,500 online if a place on a course is offered. 
    Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.


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For course commencing 4th January 2022 and ending on 31st December 2022. Application deadline 31st December 2021.


  • This course is Springboard funded – apply via springboard
  • This course open to all applicants; Employed, Unemployed, and Returners who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement.
  • Documentation supporting applicant’s status will be required as part of the application process.
  • Further proof confirming an applicant’s continued eligibility will also be required at the time of course commencement.
  • Visit: Am I Eligible For a Springboard+ Course? at
  • The dedicated Springboard freephone helpline is available for further advice and information – 1800 303 523.


Dr Michal Otreba, Programme Coordinator, Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

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