College of Engineering and Technology

University of Derby

Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration

The course incorporates an innovative blend of design management, sustainable design analysis and advanced modelling, customisation and visualisation, at the cutting edge of technology. It further researches novel approaches and technologies for an efficient design integration and project collaboration, understanding building information modelling (BIM) impact on the design process and workflow requirements.

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree in architecture, construction or the built environment or an equivalent qualification. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need to hold IELTS 6.5 or above.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods, application and evaluation; BIM and integrated project collaboration; BIM costing, project planning and design management); advanced modelling, customisation and visualisation; BIM and sustainable design analysis; advanced parametric design and specification; project planning, value engineering and risk management; construction contracts and dispute resolution; sustainable architecture and low energy design; negotiated module; independent scholarship (technology).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods used include a combination of coursework and live project collaboration, assignments, exhibitions, graphic and oral presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 2 years

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