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Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM)

STARTS: July 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: December

Be part of the next productivity step-change in construction, architecture and civil engineering.

Our Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling is a perfect professional development opportunity for anyone with a degree (or degree-equivalent qualification) in construction, quantity surveying, construction management, architecture or civil engineering.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) provides a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of any kind of built facility. It acts as a shared knowledge resource, creating a reliable basis for decisions by all stakeholders involved in the building's lifecycle, from its design and conception right through to its utilisation and demolition. BIM is used by individuals, businesses and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures.

We've developed this programme in response to industry demand for BIM-qualified team members within the construction management, quantity surveying, architecture and civil engineering professions. It will provide you with a broad understanding of Building Information Modelling and is delivered part-time, with courses available in the evening to accommodate employment commitments.

The graduate certificate is made up of four courses each exploring an aspect of BIM. The courses are: Systems and Technologies; Building Information Modelling; 3D Documentation and Collaboration; MEP Integration. In July 2019 we will be offering the first of these courses (Building Information Modelling), with the rest available in 2020.

NB: Recognition of prior learning may be available if your experience aligns to the course structure.

Part-time up to 2 years.

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,950 - $4,350 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160 per year
International costs
$11,630 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A relevant New Zealand Bachelor's degree in a construction-related field, for example; BCon, BEng, BEngTech, BArch, BAS, or equivalent.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

Upon completion of this qualification, you'll have the knowledge and skills required to work as a BIM technician or co-ordinator.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you can progress to a degree in architectural studies or construction, or our Graduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling (available from July 2020). The latter will equip you to work as a BIM lead, BIM designer or BIM specialist/expert.

Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM)

FULL-TIME - 18 Weeks

Be part of the next productivity step-change in construction, architecture and civil engineering.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH4070
Next Starts July 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date December
Credits 60
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4070-STRU

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,950 - $4,350 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160 per year
International costs
$11,630 per year
International Levy
$261.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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