Certificate in Digital Construction Technology

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code SG_SDIGI_E07
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 1 Year

Course Summary

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 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 with no requirement to visit the ATU Sligo campus including examinations which can also be undertaken online or on campus.

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023

Entry Requirements

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

With the introduction of the NFQ in 2003, changes were made to the education system in Ireland which meant that some awards were discontinued. However, these awards are included in the NFQ as legacy awards. click on the link below for a map of the NFQ with legacy awards:


Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience will also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Please contact the Programme coordinator to discuss.

If you have qualifications from outside Ireland you should check out the International Qualifications Database for further information. click on link below for further information:


Career Opportunities

This programme is focused on upskilling industry professionals in the use of core Building Information Modelling software tools such as Autodesk Revit, Navisworks Manage, Autodesk Civil 3D, BIM 360. Graduates from this programme gain an understanding of how to use these toools and will appeal to companies looking to involve themselves in BIM projects, including Architecture, Consulting Engineering and contracting firms operating in this area, both nationally and internationally. 

Further Study

Graduates, with a pass grade in this programme may complete the Certificate in Construction Site Management L7 after, which on completion they will have successfully completed all modules of and be entitled to the award of the BSc in Construction Management L7.

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