BSc (Hons) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology

Bachelor of ScienceArchitectural & Building Information Modelling Technology

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        266 - 462
4 years
240 ECTS

What is Architectural and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology?

Architectural and BIM Technology is an innovative approach to the integration of traditional architectural technologist skills-sets together with Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and technologies  which are currently transforming the way in which construction projects are procured, managed and built. 

What is the BSc (Hons) in Architectural and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology?CIAT accredited programme

This four year programme enables students to become architectural technologists with additional advanced skills in Building Information Technology (BIM).  Students will become competent in the ‘science of building’ and the production of construction drawings and specifications for complex building types, allowing them to become technical members of construction design teams.

Student will also acquire an advanced knowledge in the application of BIM methodology which is an integrated collaborative approach for building project delivery between the relevant professionals, i.e. engineers, quantity surveyors, architectural professions and the building contractor. 

The inclusion of an Industrial Placement (work experience) module and modules in Project Management, Property Pathology and Refurbishment, Value Engineering and Construction Collaboration Technologies, will also enable the graduate to become an interdisciplinary practitioner within the construction industry.

Special/Unique features:

The BSc (Hons) in Architectural and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology is the only undergraduate programme in Ireland promoting BIM at its core.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is a dynamic, forward-thinking and inclusive global membership qualifying body for Architectural Technology. 

It represents those practising and studying within the discipline and profession. It is a membership organisation representing 10,000 members within the discipline who wish to be professionally recognised.

CIAT Accreditation implies that the programme has been assessed in terms of content, structure, resources and has met the Institute's requirements. The benefit of studying on a CIAT Accredited Programme is that it will support individuals wishing to become Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Architectural & BIM Studio 1 Architectural & BIM Studio 2
Architectural Communication & BIM 1Architectural Communication & BIM 2
Construction Technology 1 Construction Technology 2
Structures & Environment 1 Detailing the External Envelope
Thinking & Learning SkillsStructures & Environment 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Architectural & BIM Studio 3Architectural & BIM Studio 4
Architectural Communication & BIM 3Architectural Communication & BIM 4
Construction Technology 3Construction Technology 4
Structures & Environment 3Structures & Environment 4
Understanding Architectural DesignPublications 2
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Architectural & BIM Studio 5Building Energy Software 1
Architectural Communication & BIM 5Construction Technology 6
Construction Technology 5Research Methods
Professional Practice 1 (Management & Law) Choose one of the following electives:
Choose one of the following electives:*Industrial Placement 1
*Conservation 1 *Architectural & BIM Studio 6 and one of the following: Acoustics in the Built Environment or Introduction to Project Management
*Entrepreneurship * = Elective
Year 4
Semester 7Semester 8
Architectural & BIM Studio 7Architectural Communication & BIM 6
Building Energy Software 2Dissertation 2
Dissertation 1Professional Practice 2
Value Management Choose two of the following electives:
Industrial Placement 2*Conservation 2
*Construction Collaborative Technologies
*Dynamic Thermal Simulation
* = Elective*Building Pathology

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc (Hons) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc (Hons) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology:

BSc (Hons) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology career opportunities

  • Architectural Technologist Consultancy

  • Architectural Design Office

  • BIM Managers in AECDFM (Architecture - Engineering - Construction - Facilities management) Companies

  • Government Departments or Local Authorities

  • Manufacturers and Suppliers for the Construction Industry.

  • Research for AECFM

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