Architectural & BIM Technology

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Architectural & BIM Technology

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

Undergraduate (full-time)
Course Code Name Duration
WD094 BSc in Architectural Technology 3 yrs
WD195 BSc in Architectural Technology & Building Information (BIM) Technology 4 yrs
Add-on Courses
Course Code Name Duration
WD189 BSc in Applied Conservation Skills 1 Year
Postgraduate
Course Code Name Duration
WD588 Higher Diploma in Science in Building Information Modelling 1 Year

BSc (Hons) in Architectural & BIM Technology

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

Accreditation

The course has provisional accreditation (full accreditation assessment 2015) with The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (C.I.A.T.) 

Higher Diploma in BIM

As the Irish construction industry emerges from recession it has become evident that the existing established practices of project design and delivery are evolving in line with international best practice. BIM, (Building Information Modelling) is a collaborative based approach to construction project delivery from inception through to completion and facility management. This practice has been on-going for several years at a European and global level. The skillset of the AEC (Architectural, Engineering & Construction) professional re-entering this sector must evolve to contribute to this redefined workplace.

At the School of Engineering in WIT we have been integrating a BIM methodology into all our programmes, specifically across the Departments of Architecture and Built Environment. We have altered approach from CAD based delivery to Intelligent Modelling of the construction process.

The course is specifically geared towards individuals who may have graduated several years previous and have been subsequently made unemployed/redundant and are now considering re-entering the workplace. Naturally that workplace has evolved. In order for the graduate to be industry- ready the programme promotes aspects that will enable this transition to be as seamless as possible.

BSc in Architectural Technology
Gordon Chisholm B.Arch., Dip. Arch., MRIAI
Phone: 051 302245
Email: [email protected]

BSc (Hons) in Architectural & BIM Technology
Robin Stubbs
Phone: 051 302707
Email: [email protected]

 

HDip in  BIM
Robin Stubbs
Phone: 051 302707
Email: [email protected]