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Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Graphic Illustration Special Purpose

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 3,719

Course Accredited By


  • 6 Months
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Campus: Dublin Main Campus, Dublin City Centre, Limerick, Cork.

The Special Purpose Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Graphic Illustration introduces the learner to BIM and will provide professionals with an additional skill set centred on BIM.

The programme creates opportunities for learners to take individual professional design responsibility of their product and their process and develop an ability to lead teams within their disciplines. Through the course, students will: 

  • Explain key topics and principles surrounding BIM and the benefits to be gained from its adoption.
  • Devise and plot design details in a holistic manner with competence, fluency and sensitivity demonstrating a good understanding of the principles of interdisciplinary communication required in presenting projects generated by BIM.
  • Use BIM software to produce 2D documentation plans, sections, elevations and to construct complex 3D models to include and building services efficiently, to industry standard.
  • Produce photorealistic images of BIM models and project proposals.
  • Use BIM software to produce specifications of work, time schedules, and costings for the construction industry
  • Light and render interiors to a high degree of expertise while achieving an accurate and aesthetically pleasing visualisation of a proposed design.
  • Use Bitmap and Vector Graphics applications to produce graphic illustrations to a required degree of proficiency in order to visually communicate proposals, drawings and specifications to high standards.
  • Identify, select and apply appropriate products, materials and fittings based on an understanding of technology and specifications to a professional standard.
  • Independently manage BIM projects assigned by others in the built environment.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants to the programme must meet normal QQI requirements, Level 7 or equivalent, award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The applicants require a background from building design and construction-related programmes or a cognate discipline and require prior knowledge in the following areas:
a) Proficient in 2D CAD or other architectural technical tools.

b) Experience in 3D CAD or other architectural technical tools.

  • Applicants will be asked to provide a sample of their work/ portfolio.

Course Modules

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM): 20 ECTS credits
  • Revit Rendering: 5 ECTS credits
  • Graphic Illustration I: 5 ECTS credits

General Fee Information 

  • An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Part-Time

  • Dublin 
  • EUR 3,125.00

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