The emergence and adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the industry standard approach for design, analysis and management of building life cycle has significantly changed the way that designs are produced and transformed into reality.

The University of Derby have been teaching BIM technology since 1996 both at the undergraduate level and as part of our University Diploma in CAD and BIM. Derby are also one of only four Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Centres of Excellence in the UK.

We have recently expanded our program portfolio to include an MSc in Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration, as well as our BIM: An Introduction to Project Collaboration short course.

This short course aims to provide construction professionals with an introduction to BIM in Level 2 environments. It also provides an insight into how BIM and project collaboration can be integrated within the multidisciplinary built environment team.

This professional development course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the processes involved with design procurement, planning, construction and facility management that apply to BIM and project collaboration
  • Live tutorials discussing specific and key technical topics surrounding BIM
  • The opportunity to explore BIM execution plans, protocols and standards and take part in an interactive BIM execution plan
  • An interactive platform to share ideas and best practice with follow learners studying this course

Learning and Assessment

You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:

  • identifying the key aspects for differing maturity levels of BIM
  • demonstrating a familiarity with British standards and PAS in relation to BIM
  • creating a BIM execution plan (BEP)
  • using industrial standard software to automate BIM processes and collaborate with project teams
  • understanding how COBie will affect the future of your sector

In order to meeting the learning outcomes of the course, you will be required to undertake unit activities and a multiple choice assessment at the end of the course. You will be awarded individual unit badges and a course certificate to demonstrate and evidence your learning.

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How to enrol for the BIM: An Introduction to Project Collaboration course

All of our short online courses are delivered through an easy-to-use online learning platform, which you can enrol from directly.

To gain access to this course, you will need to enrol before the course starts.

Course requirements:

The course is widely available for anyone to take part regardless of age, location, level of education or professional work experience.

You will, however, need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet mobile or other electronic device. Please also be aware that there are activities which require you to use Revit and Navisworks for which software must be downloaded and can only be completed on a PC/Laptop.

You will be required to agree to the terms and conditions, which will be available when you enrol, before you start the course.