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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Building Information Modelling for Integrated Construction

MSc Part-time Distance Learning 24 months, Full-time 12 months, Full time Distance Learning 12 months, Part-time 2 years

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 23 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 21 September 2019
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning, Full-time, Full time Distance Learning, Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (24 months), Full-time (12 months), Full time Distance Learning (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

The postgraduate programmes in Building Information Modelling (BIM) reflect the growing need for design and construction professionals with skills in this rapidly emerging construction approach. The 2011 Government Construction Strategy stated that Building Information Modelling (BIM) was to be adopted and utilised on all centrally procured public projects by 2016. Since then the uptake of BIM has been significant across the entire built environment sector.

The aim of these courses is to equip students with high-level knowledge and understanding of processes, tools and techniques of implementing BIM in today’s global construction industry. Students will not only develop a comprehension of how the associated digital tools can be implemented through use of prevailing standards and protocols, but also how implementation can be managed within the business context of the AEC sector.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Students who complete the MSc BIM will have a specific and relevant qualification in the field of BIM, which is currently of high importance for the industry.

We pride ourselves on a very high employability rate for our postgraduate students with many of our students becoming BIM coordinators, BIM Managers, Digital Specialists and Digital Engineers. Potential employment opportunities for graduates include: architectural and interior design practices; civil engineering practices; local authorities; environmental management agencies; space-planning and office furniture companies; and design consultancies.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We support you with a wealth of experience and unique expertise as well as access to state-of-the-art technology facilities, including the dedicated BIM laboratory equipped with high specification computers, a 5m x 3m stereoscopic visualisation wall, HD 3D laser scanner, drones, virtual reality headsets and a large multi- touch table for collaborative working. We have enviable links with industry and software suppliers through research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, and industry experts support your learning. Industry-based projects are set for assessment to give you a flavour of the real-world application of BIM.

 

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

1.       Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current and emerging CAD technologies in relation to the construction industry
2.       Select and effectively implement an appropriate range of advanced software tools in order to produce architectural design and construction documentation including drawings, visualisations and presentations
3.       Put into practice a range of techniques required to undertake technical research in the area of CAD and visualisation; review, analyse and evaluate findings in a professional manner.
4.       Demonstrate high level skills and abilities to make use of generic and bespoke software tools, solving complex design problems and developing appropriate solutions for presentation to a range of audiences
5.       Evaluate current research and scholarship within the general area of ICT for construction, critique current research methodologies and apply this knowledge to solve original problems
6.       Implement a range of transferable skills including the ability to learn independently, make informed decisions in complex situations and take responsibility for personal development

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full time Distance Learning £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full time Distance Learning £6400 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

 

For direct entry onto the Master’s programme:   A lower second honours degree or equivalent in related subject is required for direct entry onto this Master’s programme. or A Postgraduate Certificate in a related subject or equivalent with a minimum of grade C in all modules.   For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme (Completion of which, with a minimum of grade C in all modules, will allow a student to progress to the Master’s programme)   A pass at degree level.   Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview.   Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.   Minimum English competency is the standard MSc entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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