Building Information Modelling Technologies (Certificate, SPA 1 of 3)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    AEC ,Architecture Engineering Construction

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    9th September 2022

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a Level 6 architectural technology or engineering or construction related qualification.


Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 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 in the Built Environment discipline.


Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering


Duration: September - December
Provisional timetable: Tuesdays 5.30pm - 9.30pm and Fridays 2.00pm - 8.30pm


Course Fee: €1,650
(Multiple applications from the same company will be eligible for a 10% discount for 2 attendees, 15% for 3 attendees or more)


The undergraduate/postgraduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling Technologies (BIM) is a two module 15 credit part-time programme. This programme provides an opportunity for architectural, engineering and construction degree graduates, or qualifying students, to acquire effective skills and knowledge in the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodologies and technologies within a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to building design and construction.


Participants will gain experience in using industry standard technology such as Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, Recap 360, BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field or other equivalent software. The option of an insight into GIS, which is an effective BIM tool, is also provided by this programme if selected as the preferred elective. The programme is delivered by academic staff involved in BIM research combined with industry professionals charged with the delivery of BIM projects in Ireland and abroad.


Overall, this award will enhance employment prospects where there is an ever increasing identified skills need both nationally and internationally. The programme will build on participants existing experience of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector and introduce experience in working within a collaborative environment and enabled by the latest technological advances which support industry.



The programme comprises one mandatory module, and one elective module, both modules are taken over a single semester.


Module (mandatory)


Elective Modules (choose one)

Through interaction with the MTU Cork Careers Service, the learner will be provided with the tools to engage in effective Career Planning and Management. Careers education will be facilitated through tailored employability workshops, one-to-one support, relevant career resources and, networking opportunities with employers and recruitment agencies, thus leading to increased job readiness.



Special Purpose Award – Certificate in Building Information Modelling Technologies (Level 7 (15 ECTS Credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications).



“The certificate course on BIM at MTU Bishopstown Campus is an excellent course. It is very intensive and covers every aspect of BIM, from design, software, process and standards. Anyone who is in the process of heading down the road of BIM would definitely benefit from doing this course. Having outside lecturers who are currently involved in delivering BIM projects was a huge bonus. An excellent course, well organised and extremely well delivered.”
John O’Connell, Architectural & Metal Systems (AMS) Ltd.


“The MTU Certificate in BIM is a great opportunity for people in the AEC industry to attain or further their knowledge and understanding of how the advent of BIM is changing the philosophy of the way we approach projects, particularly at the early stage – and the idea that early collaboration between the various disciplines involved will result in a better managed environment. I would highly recommend the course to all those that are interested in seeing and understanding how the other disciplines approach the space available in each project. The people involved in delivering the course are very professional in their approach with a very good knowledge as to how we as an industry need to change to deliver projects to BIM Level 2 standard.”
Brendan Lynch, Horganlynch Consulting Engineers

“I highly recommend the Certificate in BIM as both a challenging and rewarding approach to developing the knowledge and skills required to successfully operate in a BIM environment.”
Jerry McGillicuddy, DOSA Consulting Engineers

“I am working on implementing a BIM programme. This BIM ‘thing’ is really starting to take off and I recommended the MTU Certificate in BIM to both colleagues and external professionals. The course is a brilliant idea and superbly delivered.”
Leonard McCarthy


“The MTU Certificate in BIM offers a great understanding of BIM in a real working environment, it's multidisciplinary approach accommodates all students from any of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, and gives an in-depth view of how BIM is applied in each of these. I would highly recommend the course to anyone establishing or expanding their BIM skill-set.”
Fiona O’Sullivan, Architectural Technologist, RKD Architects


All part-time programmes at MTU Cork will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Main Industry Sector: Architecture, Architectural Technology,Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Specific Skills Areas: Modelling, Parametric Design, Data capture and analysis
Sample Job Title: BIM Coordinator, BIM Technician, GIS Technician

Main Industry Sector: Sustainability Engineering
Specific Skills Areas: Modelling, Parametric Design, Data Capture and Analysis
Sample Job Title: Energy Performance Assessor, BIM Coordinator, GIS Technician

Main Industry Sector: Construction Management
Specific Skills Areas: Modelling, Programming, Data Capture and Analytics
Sample Job Title: BIM Technical Specialist, BIM Coordinator, Estimator
Additional Industry Sector: Facilities Management
Specific Skills Areas: Data capture and analysis
Sample Job Title: BIM Coordinator


  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2022.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply online' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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Sean Carroll, Programme Coordinator, Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

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