What will I learn?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative new approach to building design, construction, and management.

BIM has changed the way industry professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design, construction, and management. BIM also supports the continuous and immediate availability of project design, scope, schedule, and cost information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated.

This programme is designed as a direct response to the skill and competency needs of the construction industry. The Higher Diploma in Engineering in BIM programme has completed a pilot phase with construction industry partners and is now being offered as a full-time programme in GMIT. The delivery of the programme is designed to allow participants stay in the work-place while completing this one year post-graduate award.

Learning Outcomes:

Overall Learning Outcomes - on completion of this programme the student will:

Understand and evaluate the interaction processes involved in designing, constructing and managing a building through use of BIM 3D models and data sets.

Analyse and select BIM management techniques to achieve the desired deliverables and performance outcomes, including how BIM can contribute to making buildings energy and carbon efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly and manage the processes required to optimise these outcomes.

Be able to construct 3D Virtual Building Models for a variety of situations including Architectural, Infrastructure, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing.

Be able to manage the application of various BIM software packages, their integration, the necessary protocols and procedures needed for networks, database systems and information sharing.

Programme Modules

Modules undertaken are:

BIM Virtual Modelling Fundamentals (10 Credits) - CIVE08051 - Mandatory

Building Information Modelling Collaboration (10 Credits) - CIVE08056 - Mandatory - Must have completed CIVE08051

Building Information Modelling Architecture (10 credits) - CIVE08052 - Elective - Must have completed CIVE08051

Building Information Modelling Structure (10 credits) – CIVE08053 - Elective - Must have completed CIVE08051

Building Information Modelling Infrastructure (10 credits) - CIVE08054 - Elective - Must have completed CIVE08051

Building Information Modelling Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) (10 Credits) – CIVE08055 - Elective - Must have completed CIVE08051

Building Information Modelling Research Project (30 Credits) - CIVE08057 - Mandatory - Must have completed a minimum of three modules

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€9,950.00 (US$ 10,767) per year
Start date

Expected January 2021


Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

GMIT Galway Campus,

Dublin Road,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL scores of CBT 196 (min score of 15 in each component); PBT 525 (min score of 50 in each component).

For international students

To qualify for entry to this programme an applicant must hold a relevant Level 7 qualification or equivalent in a cognate area within the construction and built environment industry. Applications will also be accepted from mature applicants who have worked at an appropriate level within the construction industry and who may gain entry by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Entry Requirements: Relevant Level 7 qualification or Recognition of Prior Learning

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College