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.
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.
The BSc (Hons) in Architectural and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology is the only undergraduate programme in Ireland promoting BIM at its core.
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 university's requirements. The benefit of studying on a CIAT Accredited Programme is that it will support individuals wishing to become Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Architectural & BIM Studio 1||Architectural & BIM Studio 2|
|Architectural Communication & BIM 1||Architectural Communication & BIM 2|
|Construction Technology 1||Construction Technology 2|
|Structures & Environment 1||Detailing the External Envelope|
|Thinking & Learning Skills||Structures & Environment 2|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Architectural & BIM Studio 3||Architectural & BIM Studio 4|
|Architectural Communication & BIM 3||Architectural Communication & BIM 4|
|Construction Technology 3||Construction Technology 4|
|Structures & Environment 3||Structures & Environment 4|
|Understanding Architectural Design||Publications 2|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Architectural & BIM Studio 5||Building Energy Software 1|
|Architectural Communication & BIM 5||Construction Technology 6|
|Construction Technology 5||Research 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|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Architectural & BIM Studio 7||Architectural Communication & BIM 6|
|Building Energy Software 2||Dissertation 2|
|Dissertation 1||Professional Practice 2|
|Value Management||Choose two of the following electives:|
|Industrial Placement 2||*Conservation 2|
|*Construction Collaborative Technologies|
|*Dynamic Thermal Simulation|
|* = Elective||*Building Pathology|
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
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
Masters/ PhD Programmes in the School of Engineering