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. The module will introduce you to the latest industry standard software relevant to BIM and the creation of BIM-compliant drawing packages.

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

The module will guide you through a design from its inception to final creation following BIM protocol and standards, while learning how to work in a collaborative space and interchange between interconnected software and file types.

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
  • Range of payment plans available
Course Content

To win work, practitioners must up-skill their existing workforce, and ensure that they hire suitably qualified staff. Level 2 BIM, which is now industry-standard in Ireland, 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). 

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

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers.

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

Covering here 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 Cert / comparable secondary school examination, or hold another qualification at Level 5 or higher on the National Framework for Qualifications (NFQ).  

Matureapplicants are welcome and highly valued at our Institute. We have a robust 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.  

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 a recognised English test result or qualified by experience e.g. where an individual has been working in an English speaking environment for 12 months +.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a Dublin Design Institute (DDI) Certificate in Revit & Level 2 Building Information Modelling. 

Progression Options

This course has been structured to allow students advance their studies with DDI.  Upon successful completion of this course, students may progress into our 1 Year Certificate in Interior Design

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 Graphic and 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 skillset to your CV in line with what is considered as industry standard in BIM environments.  

Practical Matters         

Once you have registered for a course, additional information will be provided to you in our ‘Enrolled Student Information Packs’. This pack includes reading lists, materials lists and any other course specific information or equipment that may be required.    

As this course is taking place online, please make sure you have access to a computer or laptop, Wi-Fi and that you can access Microsoft Teams. 

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At a Glance

Start Date Saturday 28th January 2023 (Day)
Wednesday 8th February (Evening)

Duration 6 weeks 
Study Mode Part-Time Evening (PTE)
Part-Time Day (PTD)
Delivery Mode Part-Time Evening: Online
Part-Time Day: Online
Class Schedule Mon & Wed Online: 6.00 – 9.00pm (Evening)
Saturdays, 10am - 5pm (Day)
Fees €750
Accreditation Dublin Design Institute Certificate in Building Information Modelling

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