This Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a minor award within the very successful Higher Diploma in BIM has been developed in close collaboration with construction industry professionals to provide a flexible, multidisciplinary and industry-focused programme that seeks to address the current competency and skills gap in the construction sector both nationally and in a global context.
The programme is designed to embrace experiential and collaborative learning opportunities by continuously embedding evolving BIM best practices through an academic-industry reciprocal learning framework. ATU are very aware of its role in helping to address these challenges while also embracing the multiple opportunities that this transition provides. This has been demonstrated with the establishment of the BIM Implementation Group ATU (BIGG), which has brought academics, student leaders and industry stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines together to develop and implement a BIM Strategy for the Department of Building and Civil Engineering over the next three years.
Feedback from participants on the Higher Diploma in BIM is that the core upskilling needed is BIM Virtual Modelling Fundamentals and a choice of one specialism (BIM Architecture/ BIM Infrastructure/ BIM Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing). The programme will be delivered by way of a previously tried and proven blended learning pedagogy. This approach allows students greater flexibility than a traditional delivery programme while also facilitating the delivery of valuable hands-on workshops. The programme learning outcomes are focused on developing the student’s ability to construct complex virtual building information models, specialising in one core discipline (architecture, infrastructure or mechanical, electrical and plumbing).