Teknisk design - BIM

Higher Professional Degree

Technical Design - BIM

Online Study Programme

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the key to digital transformation in the construction industry. This hands-on education will prepare you for a career in the construction industry with a future-oriented perspective.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

2 year full time | 4 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Building Information Modelling?

BIM is a way of planning, designing, constructing and maintaining buildings using a digital model that contains all the relevant information about a building. In addition, BIM is about collaboration to ensure that you meet your clients' needs and visions.

The programme uses professional BIM and 3D CAD software to train future technicians, strategists, coordinators and managers in building information modelling. This will lead to excellent job opportunities in the construction industry, providing practical skills in architectural modelling and BIM methodology.

You will gain insight into the production process, enabling graduates to work as part of a larger production team, collaborating with technicians, engineers and project managers to develop products to industry standards.

One-year programme also available

The first year of this two-year program is identical to the one-year programme in Technical Design - Architectural. However, you can apply directly to this two-year programme and secure your place for two years.

Career Opportunities

After completing the BIM programme, you can work as:

  • BIM Operator
  • BIM Technician
  • CAD Operator
  • Technical Drafter
  • Technical Designer
  • 3D visualiser
  • Software consultant
  • Self Employed
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Programme information

The programme builds on architectural engineering design and focuses on practical skills used in the delivery of BIM projects. Work follows an industry-led workflow, particularly in relation to the production and management of valuable BIM information.

In the first year of the programme, you will develop skills in technical drawing and three-dimensional modelling. You will also learn to digitally represent and visualise buildings and mechanical systems.

The second year explores topics such as project management, construction processes and conceptual modelling. You will gain an insight into the management and methodology of construction projects, the opportunity to explore abstract modelling principles and an understanding of how to create dynamic visual representations.

Overall, this course provides a balanced approach to technical drawing, modelling and building information modelling, while exploring key aspects of project management and industry knowledge. You will be well prepared for a career in the construction industry with a solid foundation in modern digital tools and methods.

First-year subjects:

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

Second-year subjects:

  • Project Management
  • Building Methodology
  • Concept Modelling
  • Visual Programming
  • Building Simulations
  • Semester Project
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Model Coordination
  • Information Handling
  • Work Experience
  • Exam Project
  • Portfolio
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Higher Professional Degree
Credits: 120 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend:

  • Desktop PC rather than a laptop (due to cost).
  • Intel i7 processor.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • Graphics card 2060 RTX or better.
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM.
  • Storage: SSD with a minimum of 256GB, or a smaller SSD in conjunction with a larger spinning hard drive.
  • 2 external monitors. Should have 1 high-resolution screen in the combination of monitors.
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator.
  • PC - Not Mac (some programs are not compatible or work less optimally on Mac).
  • 3D printer.

Equipment recommendations are based on the system requirements of program providers.

Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop, TwinMotion, Sollibri.

Approximately NOK 1000 per year should be expected. Free alternatives can be used but are not recommended.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 


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