Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Building Information Modelling in Design Construction and Operations

This course takes a holistic approach to the complete 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 building information modelling (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.

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.

Course modules

Modules include: building information modelling (BIM) in design co-ordination; BIM in construction operation; BIM in business and practice; BIM in operation and maintenance; low/zero impact buildings; construction project management practice; construction contract law; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: project work, coursework, interviews and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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