School of Architecture and Built Environment

Building Information Modelling for Integrated Construction

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location 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.

What happens on the course?

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
Distance Learning Full time £6250 per year 2019-20
Distance Learning Full time £6250 per year 2019-20
Distance Learning Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
Distance Learning Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £6250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £ per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3125 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13650 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years 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 Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. 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.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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 at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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