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What is DIT's MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management all about?

Please view our promotional video where you can hear current students, graduates, and staff giving information about the course, the content and their experiences.

DIT applied Building Information Modelling and Management - Level 9 suite

‌BIM Programmes

Links to apply for each programme are active in the table below. All modules and programmes are part of a single application process (for DT9876) with stream and intended exit award specified after the initial application has been appraised by DIT staff.

Programme structure, exit awards, module desciptors, and fees are listed below the table.

If you require further information please use the Contact Us link in the sidebar.


Delivery Mode

& Duration


Start Date

MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

All applications for single modules or full programmes are made via the link in the final column on the right.

Once an application is received, our admissions team will correspond in relation to choices, requirements, etc.

Part Time

Typically evenings


2.5-3 years

11th Sept 2017 (TBC)

Apply (Self Funding)

DT9775 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies (Springboard+ Only)


Students who are eligible for funding under the requirements of the Springboard + scheme

Part Time

Typically evenings

Mon & Wed


1 year

11th Sept 2017 (TBC)

Apply via Springboard

CPD modules (each collecting ECTS credits towards the MSc in aBIMM suite):

  • BIM Architecture (1: Primary, 2: Secondary, 3: Tertiary Building Elements)
  • BIM Surveying & Construction Management:
    • Introduction to BIM for Construction Management
    • Introduction to BIM for Cost & Value Management
    • Advanced BIM for Construction & Project Management
  • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
    • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 1 - Basic - Intermediate Modelling
    • BIM Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 2 - Intermediate - Advanced Modelling & Coordination
    • Appraisal & Validation of Dynamic Simulation Modelling
  • BIM Geomatics Engineering
    • Point Cloud Science
    • Systems & Practice 2 (practical application of point cloud technologies)
    • Scan to BIM to Field
  • Federated BIM Collaboration (Prior knowledge of BIM technologies essential)
  • Collaborative BIM Processes (Prior knowledge of BIM technologies and Level 2 Federation essential)
  • Theory & Practice of Building Information Modelling & Management
  • BIM for Clients & Asset Managers
  • Lean & BIM
  • Visual Programming for Engineering & Built Environment (Dynamo for BIM)
All descriptors are available Module_Descriptors_MSc_aBIMM.

Part Time

face-to-face contact for

4 weeks - 24 weeks

(depending on module)

additional time

required for

self-directed learning

& assessment


Various starting

dates from

 Sept 2017

Apply Online

plus email

with module choices


Module Descriptors

The module descriptors for the MSc in aBIMM and associated CPD, PgCert, and PGDip programmes are linked at Module_Descriptors_MSc_aBIMM.

These descriptors are currently being updated via DIT's Quality Assurance procedures and will be published here as soon as possible.

These documents should be read in conjunction with the document describing the pathways (streams) through the programme available as Module_LOs_Syllabi.

If you have any questions on these documents, please email

BIM@DIT Streams (Disciplines)

Subject to demand 4 streams will begin on the programme in 2017/2018:

Architecture / Architectural Technology; Geomatics Engineering; Mechanical & Electrical Engineering; Surveying and Construction Management

The path for professionals from each stream (discipline) through to MSc in aBIMM is charted in the following documents:


Geomatics Engineering Stream
M and E Engineering
Surveying and Construction Management Stream 

If you have any queries after reviewing the handouts, please contact me at:


‌MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

The MSc in Applied Building information Modelling Management (aBIMM) is a multi-disciplinary programme which is open to graduates of building design and construction related programmes, including architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural technologists, and construction and facilities managers. The programme is managed in the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (SMDT) but is delivered by the complete range of domain-specific BIM experts from aross the College of Engineering and Built Environment in the areas of Architecture, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Surveying (Quantity and Geomatics).

The programme aims to provide an educational setting in which to develop the ability to initiate and lead the holistic and integrated process of design, construction, and life-cycle management through the medium of BIM, centred on the collaborative and multi-disciplinary building design process. It will provide experienced built environment professionals and recent Level 8 graduates with an additional skill set centred on Building Information Modelling & Management which will enable employment as BIM professionals in building design practices and the construction industry.

Information on the exact contents of each module (structured as Module Learning Outcomes and Indicative Syllabi) is available for download here as Module Learning Outcomes. Please read this document carefully if you think that you may be able to apply for exemptions through DIT's Recognition of Prior Learning process.


Structure and Delivery

In September 2017 the programme will run in part-time mode on 2 evenings per week (different evening for different stages (PgCert (Mon/Wed), PgDip (Tue/Thur), MSc (Variable)) at DIT's Bolton Street campus.

The duration of the full MSc programme is between 2.5 and 3 years. However, you can also exit the programme after the following durations and with the following awards:

  • 1 year: Postgraduate Certification in BIM Technologies
  • 2 years: Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Typically modules are delivered in 4, 8 or 12 week blocks where content is delivered module-by-module.

The exceptions to this are Theory & Practice of Building Information Modelling and Management, delivery of which is spread across the full first year, and Research Skills, delivery of which is spread across Semester 2 of the second year.


During semester 1 of first year, in both full- and part-time delivery modes, students choose to follow a stream of modules associated with a particular domain for the first 15 ECTS credits of the programme: Architecture/Architecture Technology, Quantity Surveying & Construction Management, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or Geomatics Engineering. After completing the stream-specific, technology module, all other content is delivered in a multidisciplinary context.

For the next 5 credits students can choose between up to 5 Cross-Domain BIM modules (Architecture/Architecture Technology, (Quantity) Surveying & Construction Management, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, or Geomatics Engineering).  Subject to demand the programme committee hope to be able to offer all Cross-Domain BIM electives to each cohort of students. However, if demand for a particular module is low, it may not be possible to offer that elective.

In 2nd year, students take core modules in Collaborative BIM Processes and Multidisciplinary Collaboration Project. An additional elective is required to complete this stage and be elegible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM. Annually, the programme team provide a listing of available modules, some of which are bespoke to the aBIMM programme while others are available to students across the college or institute. The admission of students to any elective module is subject to the availability of that module, consideration of possible timetabling conflicts, to constraints imposed by minimum and maximum class sizes, and to resource-related issues as determined by the College Executive and Head of School.

Module Information 

Full module titles, streams, ECTS credits and the structure are detailed in the following: Module_Listing

The contents of each module have been distilled into Module Learning Outcomes and Syllabi. If you have any further queries please use the Contact Us process.


The fees for the programme in 2016-17 academic year were as below. 2017-18 fees will be confirmed in mid 2017:

Year 1 €2,400   Year 2 €2,700     Year 3 €1,800 

Total €6,900 

Exit options

All students within the postgraduate BIM area begin on the MSc in aBIMM programme but they may choose to exit with the following awards :

Details Award
After one or more modules but fewer than the full requirements of a stage award

Exams transcript verifying results

Credits are banked for future award

After 30 level 9 credits

(5 modules on M&E stream or 6 modules on all other streams)

Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies

After 60 level 9 credits

Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

After 90 level 9 credits

MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management 

Expression of Interest / Request for Information

Please fill in the form below if you wish to request information on or express your interest in any aBIMM or BIM programme:


E-mail (we will use the address you add here for contact if different from the one though which this form is submitted):

Company (if relevant):

Additional Information (e.g. which programmes you are interested in, your queries)

If you have previously taken the DT775 or DT775a CPD Diplomas please state which stream you took as this will enable us to give you the correct information as quickly as possible.

If you have problems with the form, please email

Archived February 2017

 Delivering Ireland's New Children's Hospital DIT Seminar

On December 6th 2016, DIT’s School of Multidisciplinary Technologies was delighted to host a Seminar and Panel discussion on: Delivering Ireland’s New Children’s Hospital. This seminar was part of the BIM for Clients & Asset Managers module, which is delivered by Vincent Gibson within the MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management.

This seminar provided an overview of the New Children’s Hospital project and how end user requirements have influenced and contributed to the design of the building.
The subsequent discussion focussed on the contribution of the project to the Irish Construction Sector including topics such as BIM, Lean and Sustainability.

DIT is very grateful to Richard Fitzpatrick, Director for Programme Management & Project Controls, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, Deirdre Coakley, NPH Project Nurse Director—Client Representative, and Alan Duggan, Associate Director Arup—Design Team, who gave generously of their time.

A report on the event was produced by and is available at: 


2016/2017 BIM Programmes Information

‌YouTube video of information about the programme from interviews with students and staff and tours of the facilities:

Slideshare slidedeck of information on programme structure (MSc, PgCert, PgDip, Streams & Electives), applications, costs and ladders of progression is available at:

Periscope video of information session from June 3rd 2016:


Regular updates on BIM@DIT on Twitter @BIMDIT




CITA BIM Gathering 2015

Lecturers on the MSc in aBIMM (DT9876/DT9775/DT9776) presented papers at the CitA BIM Gathering 2015 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on the 12th and 13th of November:

Cultural Change through BIM and BIM Career Paths

Full papers available at: and




October 31st saw the graduation of our first level 9 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies and Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM.

Congratulations to one and all and we wish you all the very best for your future careers.

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