Certificate BIM Introduction

Course Description

This course introduces BIM (Building Information Management) as a process to create coordinated digital design information and technical documentation for interior design and spatial projects.

Our Introductory BIM course will introduce you to the latest industry software relevant to BIM and how to  create BIM-compliant drawings.

Please be aware that although this course is open to everyone, it does not focus on Revit MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing).

Certificate BIM Introduction will guide you through a design from inception to final creation while following BIM (Building Information Management) protocol and standards. You will learn how to work in a collaborative space and interchange between interconnected software and file types. You are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers.

Why study with us?
  • 25 Years experience providing design education
  • Mature student friendly
  • State accredited Institution
  • Strong industry connections
  • Design education taught by experienced design professionals
  • Part time/ full time/ in class/ online options
  • High rates of graduate employment
  • Award Winning Institute
Course Content

To win work, practitioners must up-skill their existing workforce. Our Certificate in BIM course offers a Level 2 BIM, which is now industry-standard in Ireland. This standard requires design teams and contractor teams to collaborate efficiently. To achieve this, all team members must comply with the British Standard BS1192:2007 – Collaborative Production of Architectural, Engineering and Construction Information. 

The course delivers this skill set, starting at the very beginning. This is a fast-moving course, so applicants should already have some familiarity with drafting software such as Revit or AutoCAD. 

Please be aware that although this course is open to everyone, it does not focus on Revit MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing). Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers.

  • Procedures for Set-Up
  • Navigation and Use of Tool Bars
  • System Families
  • Component Families
  • Views
  • Site Modelling
  • Work Sharing
  • Project Application

Course Content
  • The role of BIM
  • Introduction to Autodesk Revit digital working environment
  • BIM workflow set-up
  • Workspace set-up
  • File set-up
System Familes
  • Walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairs, ramps
Component Families & Custom Families
  • Windows, doors, furniture, lighting
  • Object attribute and graphic control
  • Surface editing
  • Setting up views
  • Rendering
  • Templates, styles, sheets and title blocks
  • Collaboration
  • Worksets
Information sharing
  • File importing and exporting
  • Annotations
  • Schedule creation
  • Collation of assignments
Work Sharing

We cover the process of how to work as a team member in an office environment sharing 1 Revit model between multiple staff members. The do’s and the do nots.

Admissions requirements

Applicants aged under 23 must have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate/a comparable secondary school examination, or hold another qualification at Level 5 or higher on the National Framework for Qualifications (NFQ).

Mature applicants are welcome and highly valued at the Institute and can be admitted based on prior learning and work experience. We have a robust Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy in place to support mature learners. For more information on our approach, please contact our Admissions Team by email at: admissions@dublindesign.ie or by telephone on 01 6790286


Course fees are to be paid in full prior to the course start date. If you have any queries relating to fees or payment please email or call us on 01 679026.

Language Requirements

We welcome international students to our courses. If English is not your first language, evidence of proficiency is required. This can be provided through the successful completion of a recognised English language test e.g. IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge Exams/DET. In addition to language test results, the Institute also recognises language qualification by experience e.g., where an individual has been working or studying in English or in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 12 months.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a DDI-accredited Certificate in Building Information Modeling (BIM) Introduction.

Progression Options

This course has been structured to allow students advance their studies with DDI. Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress into our 1 Year Certificate in Interior Design carrying an exemption from studies in BIM. We encourage our students to look at our short courses as a pathway to other options and courses as well as nationally accredited and internationally recognised degree programmes in Interior Design.

Career Opportunities    

This 6-week course allows you to explore the profession of construction project management, providing you with knowledge, insights and practical skills to apply to your projects. This course is intended to help you experienced professionals up-skill or to add an additional skill-set to your CV in line with what is considered as industry standard in BIM environments.

Practical Matters         

The Institute offers courses in class and online. Students are advised to check the mode offering of their preferred course. In the case of online courses, you must have access to a computer or laptop and a good internet connection (Wi-Fi). Online courses are offered through the platform of Microsoft Teams.

After successful registration for a course, all students receive the ‘Enrolled Student Information Packs’. This pack includes reading lists, materials lists and any other course specific information or equipment, that may be required.

It is imperative that BIM software is installed before the beginning of class. This requires you to setup an account and send details of student status to the software provider. All details are supplied after successful admission

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At a Glance

Start Date Monday 3rd July(Evening)
Saturday 15th July (Day)

Duration 6 weeks 
Study Mode Part-Time Evening: Online
Part-Time Day: Online
Class Schedule Evening: Monday & Wednesday 6.00pm – 9.00pm (Online)
Day: Saturdays 10.00am - 5.00pm (Online)
Fees €750
Accreditation QQI Microcredential Level 6 ( 5 ECTS Credits)

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