Certificate in Introduction to BIM (using Revit)

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Course Overview

The part-time Certificate in Introduction to BIM (using Revit) programme consists of one module taught over one semester.

The part-time Certificate in Introduction to BIM (using Revit) programme consists of one module taught over one semester. This programme is designed to introduce Building Information Modelling (BIM) and explore and develop basic skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) using Revit.


Learners are introduced to the software Revit, and will develop an understanding of BIM’s technical issues through individual effort. They will extract 2D documentation plans, sections, elevations from the model, and render 3D views to a high degree of expertise.

Why study the Certificate in Introduction to BIM (using Revit)

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.
  • Use BIM software to produce specifications of work, time schedules, and costings for the construction industry

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Part-Time - September 2024

Course Details

This 20 ECTS module enables the learner to develop basic skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) using Revit. Within the module, learners are facilitated (learning by doing) to develop the skills to construct basic 3D models relating the built environment, and for interiors to include lighting. In completing the model, learners will be facilitated to research and select appropriate products, materials and fittings using their understanding of technology and professional standard specifications gained though the programme. This course is:

  • Designed to meet the skills required by industry
  • Provides a foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.
  • Option to further your study with a pathway BIM 3D Modelling.
  • Friendly, approachable staff (who are experts in their fields), provide a supportive learning environment



This course is scheduled to commence in September 2024 at Griffith College Dublin's Main Campus.

This part-time programme runs one Thursday evening per week from 6.30 pm-9.30 pm and 5 Saturdays from 10 am- 5pm, for 10 weeks.

Year 2024

Dates to be confirmed.

* Blended Delivery

How to Apply

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:

  • Proficient in 2D CAD or other architectural technical tools.
  • Experience in 3D CAD or other architectural technical tools.

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

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply directly to Griffith College.

Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport. Applicants under 23 years of age will be asked for a copy of their Leaving Certificate results. 



Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information

Study Mode: Part-Time

Total Fee Dublin: EUR1605.50


(Inclusive of Tuition Fee EUR1400.00, Academic Administration Fee EUR125.00,  2% Learner Protection Charge (EUR30.50) and EUR50.00 QQI Award fee)

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year. 

An Academic Administration Fee of €250 is payable each September at the start of term. For students starting in the January/February term, €125 is payable in February, and then €250 will be payable each September from then onwards

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.

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