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Digital Twins


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36 Hours




Start Dates

January 16, 2024

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About this microcredential

A digital twin is a virtual representation of a real-world physical system or process. This microcredential is one of five individual microcredentials that together comprise the first of its kind 3D Visualization for the Built environment, a stacked microcredential program that allows learners to develop in-demand skills in the architecture, engineering, construction and planning sector. 3D Visualization has revolutionized the way buildings and spaces are designed, constructed, operated and maintained. Upon successful completion of al 5 microcredentials, learners can obtain the digital milestone badge.

Microcredentials in this series:

What will you learn?

You will examine the core components of a digital twin and to apply them within an existing facility, a construction project and an event driven scenario. Learners will also be able to analyze the impact when combining 3D visualization with analytics and facility operational software. The final outcome will be the ability to formulate an architecture for a digital twin using industry case studies.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

You will learn to work with digital twins and to assess impacts in varying scenarios. Buildings and construction are a major contributor to carbon emissions. Digital twin technology creates a simulation of a physical object or a service in order to help planners, owners and operators to operate more efficiently. Digital twins can be used as a means of assessing the ability to achieve climate mitigation efforts through a thorough assessment of building design, materials and systems with the goal of constructing and operating in as sustainable a manner as possible.