Professional Certificate in

Building Information Modeling

A rapidly growing technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of using digital models that represent the physical and functional characteristics of a facility.  Wentworth's certificate provides a thorough overview of BIM, with course work covering topics such as parametric modeling, flexing parameters, and design visualization.  Students will build competencies in Revit, the premier software application for BIM, developed by Autodesk.

The BIM certificate is conveniently formatted for adult learners, with fast-paced seven week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills.  A certificate in BIM will be awarded upon completion of the required two core courses and one of the electives.

Students who successfully complete this certificate are also eligible for four (4) credits toward general electives in Wentworth’s bachelor's degree programs.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience
  • Have a basic understanding of AutoCAD

Each Course

  • Length: 7 weeks
  • CEUs: 2.1

Certificate Requirements

  • Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling
  • Beyond the Basics of Building Information Modeling
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Revit Structure (Elective)
    • Revit MEP (Elective)

Course Descriptions

TCAD120 Fundamentals Building Information Modeling
This course covers the basic principles of BIM through the use of Revit Architecture, Autodesk's BIM solution. Students are introduced to the tools of Revit Architecture and parametric modeling. Fundamental concepts to be presented include: user interface, parameters, families, massing, rendering, and printing. A full understanding of AutoCAD is required as a pre-requisite to this course. Prerequisite: Knowledge of AutoCAD

TCAD221 Beyond the Basics of Building Information Modeling
This intermediate course extends the content from the Fundamentals of BIM course, covering BIM in more detail through the use of Revit Architecture. Students take a deeper look at the tools of Revit Architecture and parametric modeling. Concepts to be presented include: user generated custom families, flexing parameters, rendering with custom materials, work sharing, detailing and documentation. At the completion of the course students will have immediate practical application of Revit Architecture. Prerequisite: TCAD120 Fundamentals Building Information Modeling

Choose One of the Following:

TCAD240 REVIT STRUCTURE (Elective)
Learn to use Autodesk's Revit Structure BIM software to create and analyze 3D structural models. This advanced class builds off the core Revit curriculum and assumes a general comfort level with Revit Architecture. Basic modeling concepts to be presented are columns, beams, walls, foundations and floors. Course will also give an overview of loading, design visualization, graphic customization, views, annotations, schedules, detail and sections as they pertain to a buildings structure. At the completion of the course students will have immediate practical application of Revit Structure 2010. Prerequisite: TCAD120 Fundamentals Building Information Modeling and TCAD221 Beyond the Basics of Building Modeling

TCAD260 REVIT MEP (Elective)
Learn to use Autodesk's Revit MEP BIM software to create and analyze 3D models. This advanced course extends the content from the core BIM courses. Course will give an overview of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection modeling concepts. Basic concepts to be presented are HVAC cooling and heating load analysis, ductwork, piping, lighting, circuiting and managing content in Revit MEP. At the completion of the course students will have immediate practical application of Revit MEP 2011. Prerequisite: TCAD120 Fundamentals Building Information Modeling and TCAD221 Beyond the Basics of Building Modeling

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