Technical Design - Building Information Modelling - BIM

The products of tomorrow are produced and validated with the aid of digitised competence and tools. Be prepared and relevant for a job within the building- and construction industry with an education in BIM. Learn to design, document, visualise and validate digital models of residential houses and commercial buildings.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a modern education that provides good employment opportunities in the building- and construction industry. The study program provides practical skills in architectural modelling and BIM methodology. Together with conceptual modelling, building methodology and model coordination, it provides a good foundation for design thinking.

Norwegian industry is changing and the need for people with practical skills in modern BIM processes is increasing in line with the digital transformation. BIM is a method for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining buildings using a digital model that contains all relevant information about a building. In addition, BIM is about collaboration and cooperation to meet customer requirements and visions. The method also contribute to quality assurance in all phases of the project.

The first year of this two-year programme is identical to the Technical Design – Architectural program. You can still apply directly to this two-year programme and secure your admittance for both years.

Information management and modelling coordination

The education is structured to provide students with knowledge and skills through facilitated teaching, practical work with industry-relevant tasks, and teacher-supported self-study. The study program uses professional BIM and 3D-CAD software to educate tomorrow's technicians, strategists, coordinators, and managers in Building Information Modelling.

Noroff collaborates with relevant industry to identify current and future needs in building design and digital model handling.

The study program provides an insight into the production process so that graduates can function as part of a larger production team, where they, in collaboration with technicians, engineers, and project managers, will be able to develop products in line with industry standards.

Teknisk design - Bygningsinformasjonsmodellering BIM

Program Structure

The study is aimed at people who want to work with the development of building information models and building constructions in 2D and 3D.

The education is suitable for both individuals without prior experience and as further education for individuals with a background in the architectural industry or the construction industry.

The study builds on Technical Design Architectural and focuses on practical skills used in the execution of BIM projects. The work follows a workflow for work and communication that is in line with the industry, with special consideration for producing and managing valuable information in BIM.

Courses, year one:

  • Technical Drawing
  • 3D Mechanical
  • 3D Architectural
  • Semester Project
  • Architectural Modelling
  • Visualisation
  • Building Information Modelling
  • CAD Project
  • Exam Project

Courses, year two:

  • Project Management
  • Building Methodology
  • Concept Modelling
  • Visual Programming
  • Building Simulations
  • Semester Project
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Model Coordination
  • Information Handling
  • Work Experience
  • Exam Project
  • Portfolio

Learning outcomes for the first year can be found on this page. Here follow the learning outcomes for the second year:

The Candidate..

  • has knowledge of project management, quality assurance and project documentation in building projects
  • has knowledge of methods, processes and tools that are used to improve workflows and reduce workload in Building Information Models
  • has knowledge of processes and tools that are used to professionally present his/her own work
  • can assess his/her own models, model integrations, technical documentation and information handling in relation to applicable standards, regulations and project requirements
  • is familiar with the building and construction industry, technical documentation, information handling and the professional application of building models
  • is familiar with procedures for obtaining, updating and handing over projects in relation to building models
  • has insight into his/her own opportunities to contribute in building projects and professional work within the building industry
  • can explain his/her own choices when planning, executing, optimizing and managing projects according to project specifications and deadline compliance
  • can explain his/her own choices for optimizing workflows and other improvements to project efficiency in a building project
  • can reflect over his/her own execution of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary projects and ability to make necessary modifications to meet project requirements
  • can reflect over his/her own project management and quality assurance in building projects
  • can reflect over his/her own problem-solving in building projects and adjust it under supervision
  • can find and refer to information about guidelines and procedures relevant to building projects and applicable regulations, requirements and standards
  • can find and refer to information about regulations and guidelines for responsible operations of his/her own company in the building industry
  • can plan and carry out project management and quality assurance in disciplinary and inter-disciplinary building projects from concept to final product, alone or as part of a group
  • can carry out development of visual scripts for Building Information Models
  • can plan a client project in accordance to projected deadlines, budgets, expected quality and carry out basic accounting
  • can plan and carry out projects with building models, technical documentation and analysis in accordance with project specifications
  • can exchange points of view with peers, in groups and industry professionals about best practices and solving problems in building projects
  • can contribute to the development of efficient workflows and detailed Building Information Models
  • can contribute to the development of start-up companies and entrepreneurship

We recommend:

Desktop PC rather than a laptop (this is due to price).
Intel i7 processor.
Microsoft® Windows® 10.
Graphics card 2060 RTX or better.
Minimum 16 GB of RAM.
Storage: SSD of at least 256GB, or a smaller SSD in conjunction with a larger spinning hard drive.
2 external monitors. The combination of screens should include one high resolution screen.
3Dconnexion Space Navigator.
PC not MAC - programs are not compatible with MAC or work less optimally.

Equipment recommendations are based on suppliers' system requirements for the programs used.

Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, 3D-printing software (Simplify3D, Cura or similar), Visualisation software (Enscape/3dsMAX/Blender/Unreal or similar). (Program overview not final, final version issued before startup)

Cost of software:
Approximately NOK 1,000 per year must be expected. Free alternatives can be used but are not recommended.

Career opportunities

As a skilled and proactive professional in BIM, there are generally good job opportunities in the building- and construction industry. With an updated education in the field that is in line with industry standards and practices, you have an advantage in terms of both employment and development opportunities.


Programme information

Startups: October 17, 2023
January 9, 2024
March 12, 2024
Read more about semester start.
Application deadline: Ongoing admissions
Duration: 2 year full time*
4 years part time
Programme language: English
Tuition online:

EUR 4.200,- per semester full time
EUR 2.100,- per semester part time

Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. NOKUT accredited.
Admission requirements: Admission by formal competence or admission by prior learning. Read more.
Degree: Higher Professional Degree
Credits: 120 ECVET

* A student who has completed Technical Design – Architectural can apply directly into the second year.

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