Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design Construction and Operations

This course aims to respond to this challenge and opportunity, and seeks to offer education and skills in BIM to critically engaged design, construction and built environment professionals. This course takes a holistic approach to the complete a building life cycle, including design, construction, management, maintenance, and sustainability. The course emphasises innovative sustainable and collaborative practices in building information modelling and management, within an integrated approach Throughout the programme, students will have an opportunity to examine a range of existing and emerging BIM issues and use a range of BIM related applications, such as modelling and management, analysis and visualisation. They will also have the opportunity to apply BIM knowledge in business and practice, which involves the production of a BIM organisational strategic plan to ensure that BIM is aligned with a business strategy, and creating a BIM organisational execution plan to implement BIM in accordance with detailed business operations. Finally students will have an opportunity to research a BIM related topic of their choice.Most modules will be delivered by means of five formal 'contact blocks' throughout the year; each block is 1 day in length. Between these blocks you will be expected to undertake reading and other tasks designed to reinforce your understanding of the issues and complete your coursework and practicals.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK Honours degree at 2.2 or above in a built environment subject, or in a different subject and with built environment experience. International students must have English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Equivalent accredited international qualifications are acceptable. Non- graduates with relevant experience and an appropriate professional qualification are welcome to apply.

Assessment methods

We use a range of assessment types, including project work, coursework, interviews and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 32 83333