Certificate in Digital Construction Technology

The Certificate in Digital Construction Technology has been developed in response to meeting the needs of the construction industry in providing graduates with knowledge and practical skills in the areas of Construction Technology, Site Surveying & BIM. The course aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required to participate in BIM projects.

Accordion / FAQ component

Applicants should hold a related Level 6 National/Higher Certificate or a Senior Craft Certificate (Merit award).

Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie.

If you have qualifications from outside Ireland you should check out the International Qualifications Database for further information. Click here for further information.

The course aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required to participate in BIM projects by providing learners with practical skills in widely used BIM tools like Revit, Navisworks, Civil 3D and BIM 360 as well as a theoretical knowledge of the processes involved in a BIM project. 

Delivered fully online part-time, over 1 academic year the course also provides the opportunity for career progression in that it contains 30 out of the 60 credits needed to complete the professionally accredited BSc in Construction Management. Graduates from the programme may elect to complete the additional 30 credits of the Construction Site Management course and in doing so attain the BSc in Construction Management and in doing so gain membership of the professional body, CIOB.

The Certificate in Digital Construction Technology is delivered online through distance learning utilising a combination of live lectures, which are also recorded and blended learning techniques. This enables learners to work at their own pace and fit in their coursework around their existing work commitments and lifestyle. Course content and lecture material are uploaded to our Moodle course management system. The course is delivered online and can be taken totally from your own home.

For Examinations, students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students’ resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.For further information, please visit our examinations hub.



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Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

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