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Building Information Modeling

This major combines graphics expertise with broad construction knowledge. Building information modeling (BIM) is helping to revolutionize the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry through its transformative and collaborative approach. You’ll gain skills that will help a construction team create detailed designs and documentation. You will also learn about carpentry, steel, plumbing and electrical trades. Courses include computer graphics, programming and construction materials and methods.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Building Information Modeling Webpage

Transfer to Building Information Modeling

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Contact Information

T.R. Oneal
(765) 494-7505

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Building Information Modeling

  •   Building information modeling (BIM) Manager
  •   BIM coordinator
  •   BIM designer
  •   Design engineer
  •   Information engineer
  •   BIM web developer

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