Architectural 3D Modelling (BIM/Revit)

(Level 5)


QQI Computer Aided Design Level 5, Code 5M1940


This course is developed in response to a skills shortage in the area of BIM Technology, which is relevant to Architecture and all Engineering disciplines.  BIM (Building Information Modelling) uses industry specific software, for example Revit, to create a 3 dimensional model of the building, which has additional information embedded within the model.  There is huge demand within multiple industries for BIM users.  This course aims to provide the student with fundamental skills in BIM and with additional relevant skills and knowledge which will benefit them in their chosen career path. 

This course would suit students who enjoyed using Solid Works for Leaving Certificate, professionals who wish to upskill to compete in the skills market, students who wish to progress to higher education in a related area or who wish to try to secure an entry level job in the area of BIM Technology.


Code Title
5N5765 Parametric CAD (BIM)
5N1604 Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
5N0784 Design Skills
5N1558 Architectural Drawing
5N1833 Mathematics
5N1794 Safety and Health at Work
5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods
5N0690  Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
5N1692 Drawing
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Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €50
Non QQI €100
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €700

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


One year Full Time

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The college will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Education Progression Opportunities

CIT:  CR051, C052, CR053, CR090, CR500, CR560, CR572

LIT: LC241, LC242, LC243, LC248, LC251, LC252

Tralee IT: TL745, TL842

WIT: WD007, WD025, WD094, WD139, WD162, WD195


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

  • Entry level BIM Technician in Architectural \ Engineering practices
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Fabrication design 
  • 3D Modelling

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