Building Information Modeling (BIM) courses

Would you like to be a BIM competent professional?

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences offers BIM education for construction professionals and stakeholders.

Learn from Finnish professionals and teachers how to make most out of BIM-based project management, design, construction and facility management.

Tailor-made training and Consulting services

Metropolia can provide tailor-made training and consulting services for private and public organizations within the fields represented by Metropolia. Programmes are developed in close consultation with our clients. Training can take place in our premises at Metropolia or else where depending on the client's wish. Trainers and experts are teachers of our own college and also external experts if needed.

Here are some examples of courses we provide:

BIM Basics, 5 ECTS

Would you like to learn about BIM (Building Information Modelling)?

Come and join this five days training to hear more.

After completion of the course, you are able to:

  • Recall essential contents, summarize and give examples of BIM terminologies, definitions and standards.
  • Explain the fundamentals of building information model/modelling/management (BIM)
  • Describe and utilize BIM methods and tools in construction processes.
  • Define key approaches, uses and advantages of BIM during the whole life-cycle
  • Evaluate and implement BIM processes
  • Develop critical thinking approach in BIM based projects
  • Check and validate BIM information content required for design, construction and operation phases of a project
  • Understand and implement BIM based collaboration approaches for construction project

BIM for Teachers, 5 ECTS

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences offers “BIM for Teachers” package for the teachers. Learn from the Finnish professional teachers about the pedagogical aspects of BIM education, design and implementation.

After completion of the course, participant is able to:

  • Describe different BIM maturity levels
  • Apply pedagogical approaches for BIM teaching and learning
  • List practical challenges of BIM education
  • Use Knowledge, Skills and Competence (K-S-C) matrix for measuring and assessing learner’s BIM competence level
  • Integrate BIM in the existing engineering curriculum
  • Plan and implement standalone BIM course
  • Plan and implement BIM based assignments
  • Explain BIM based information content and management for different project stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the industry for developing and generating course content based on the industry case studies

BIM for Structural Engineers, 5 ECTS

After completion of the course, participant is able to:

  • Prepare structural domain model on the basis of set targets and definitions given in the architect's model.
  • Prepare and validate structural domain model with accurate and required information content for different uses and phases of a building project.
  • Direct the design towards set targets utilizing the capacity of different kinds of assessment methods for structural design.
  • Prepare relevant visualization models to enable information sharing, decision making and opinion formation.
  • Use structural BIM application for structural documentation and detailing

About Us

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of Business, Culture, Health care and Social services, and Technology.

In our community people and worlds meet to create insight, expertise and well-being for both the professional life and life in general. You can count on Metropolia as a reliable partner and an innovator in higher education. Through cooperation we discover new ideas and solutions to build a better future.


Ms Päivi Jäväjä, Licentiate of Technology, Master of Engineering
Principal Lecturer construction IT (Metropolia UAS, School of Real Estate and Construction), BIM researcher and lecturer, Head of buildingSMART Finland education business group

Mr Sunil Suwal, Master of Science (Construction and real estate management), Bachelor of Architecture
BIM lecturer (Metropolia UAS, School of Real Estate and Construction), PhDstudent - BIM education

Mr Seppo Törmä, D.Sc (Tech) - Computer Science and Engineering, M.Sc (Tech) - Electrical Engineering
Principal Lecturer (Metropolia UAS, School of Real Estate and Construction), BIM researcher and lecturer.


Questions about Contents

Seppo Törmä
seppo.torma [at] (seppo[dot]torma[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Sunil Suwal
sunil.suwal [at] (sunil[dot]suwal[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Requests for Offers

Mari Ikonen
mari.ikonen [at] (mari[dot]ikonen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Other BIM Courses We Provide

  • BIM for Decision Makers [2ECTS]
  • BIM for Building Permit Process [5 ECTS]
  • BIM for Owners [5 ECTS]
  • BIM for Architects [5 ECTS]
  • BIM for HVAC/MEP Engineers [5 ECTS]
  • BIM for Contractors [5 ECTS]
  • BIM and Digital Twin for Facility Management [5 ECTS]

BIM for Surveyors

  • Building and Construction [5 ECTS]
  • Infrastructure [5 ECTS]

BIM Coordinator courses

  • Building and Construction [15 ECTS]
  • Infrastructure [15 ECTS]
  • BIM-based Building Permit Process [15 ECTS]
  • BIM for Blue Collar Workers [2 ECTS]
  • BIM Training Camp [5 ECTS]

We reserve the right to make changes to the terms specified on this page.