Stenden University of Applied Sciences integrating BIM into new degree course


Building Information Modelling adoption is increasing at a rapid pace across the world as more and more institutions and professionals understand the benefits. One university in The Netherlands understand that BIM processes are common instances that electrical engineers may encounter, hence BIM training in a new degree course.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Emmen are to soon integrate BIM tuition into an electrical engineering course that will run for two years.

According to, the executive board at the University decided upon the course in a meeting with the government’s Secretary of Education. The two sides believe that the course will connect education with the labour market in the local area, ensuring that graduated talent will have necessary skills for the real world.

According to the article, understanding BIM “requires knowledge other than the vocational training on offer in the region”, hence its inclusion in the tuition.

What do you make of this story? Do you believe that more tutelage regarding Building Information Modelling needs to be featured in college and university courses?

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