University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Building Information Management

The building information management (BIM) philosophy reflects not just the changing environment of project delivery, which is increasingly digital, multi-disciplinary and integrated, but also the demand from governments and clients for greater efficiencies on construction projects. These efficiencies can be gained from more accurate prototyping, simulation, costing, planning, design, production and operation, and will be an output of sound information management and data input to BIM software. The future construction professional will not only require knowledge and understanding of building information management, but will be part of the integrated project team that will take a project from inception to completion. Collaborative working and co-ordinated information exchange will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of project delivery and asset performance, leading to better sustainability over the building lifecycle and a satisfied client. This building information management approach is a strategic view of integrated project delivery that encompasses both the demand side (client) and supply side (consultants, contractors and suppliers).

Entry requirements

You will typically possess a minimum second-class honours degree in a cognate subject area (such as construction, surveying, architecture, civil engineering) and be in related employment in a professional or managerial capacity. Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview, together with experience in a professional or managerial capacity in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Such applicants will be interviewed prior to admission and will be expected to demonstrate the commitment and intellectual capacity to study at postgraduate level. In all cases, it is a requirement that applicants can speak, write and comprehend English fluently. Applicants whose mother-tongue is not English are normally required to provide evidence of English language competency equivalent to a score of at least 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) including a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules: building information management and integrated practice; corporate management; dissertation; economics of the construction industry; procurement; risk management for projects. Option modules: Building design management; construction project planning; developing effective construction teams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 4,650 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time £ 7,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time £ 775 per Credit module (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time £ 1,300 per Credit module (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time day £ 1,300 per Credit module (overseas fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time £ 775 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time £ 1,300 per Credit module (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time day £ 775 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marylebone Camden NW1 5LS South East

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