University of Portsmouth
Building Information Management
The Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC) is changing: Building Information Modelling and Management (BIM) is becoming the industry standard for the design, build and management of modern buildings and structures. BIM is not just a new technology, or application, but an entirely new method of working that is being adopted across the AEC industry. From 2016, the British Government will only award large public sector building contracts to companies and consortia using BIM. By 2019, this will extend to all public sector contracts, large and small. This course has been developed specifically to respond to the need for skilled and experienced BIM professionals, not only in the use of the technology, but in its implementation, from design, to procurement, to financial management and throughout the conception, construction and the life of a building.
MSc: A good honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a technical or analytical discipline (Architecture, Construction Management, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Civil, Surveying, Project Management). Exceptionally, applicants from non-technical/analytical disciplines but with proven and substantiated experience in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) fields will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
You will be taught by staff from a wide range of backgrounds, including architects, quantity surveyors, project managers, construction lawyers, and structural engineers. You will also benefit from the insights of guest lecturers and visiting industry professionals. Core units include: BIM Theory and Practice: Understanding the technology and the ways in which the associated software supports building and management processes. Integrated BIM Projects and Corporate Management: Understanding how to align corporate and company systems with the BIM method. Modelling and Interoperability in the BIM Environment: Exploring the potential for further development of BIM and its applications. Dissertation: An opportunity to complete an independent dissertation project during the final stage of the course. You will be able to choose a subject area of particular personal interest, within the broad scope of the built environment. Optional Units include: Strategic and General Management: On this unit you will cover management in the construction industry. You will also cover development of organisational and project strategic direction, taking into account internal and external environments. Construction Law, Contracts, and Dispute Resolution: This unit provides a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the background to and the working of the legal system in England and Wales relevant to the practice of a quantity surveyor.
Teaching and Assessment: The classroom element of teaching will be through lectures, seminars and tutorials. Individual projects and group collaboration projects will utilise our specialised computer labs and design studios. How are you assessed? In line with the digital content of the course, all work is developed and submitted electronically through Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment. Assessment methods include: Individual coursework, Group project, Individual Presentations, Group presentations, Reports, Individual project/dissertation
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||15,100 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||7,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||5,030 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||2,570 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||15,900 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||5,300 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||2,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||PO1 2UP||South East|
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