Building Information Management (Distance Learning), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
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.

What will I experience?

On this course you will:

  • Cover the fundamentals of project and financial management software such as Revit, CostX, Synchro, as well as design software such as AutoCAD
  • Learn how to integrate the new technology and methodology of BIM with the established principles of planning and project management
  • Explore the practical and theoretical applications - and challenges - of BIM and become an advocate and enabler of its adoption by industry
  • Choose to study full-time over one year, part-time over two years on campus or part-time over two years by distance learning
What opportunities might it lead to?

This Masters course will support progression into further research or an academic career. BIM professionals who pursue careers in large or small businesses and in the public sector, can expect to work in roles such as:

  • BIM Coordinator/Strategist 
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Technician

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • BIM Theory and Practice
  • Integrated BIM Projects and Corporate Management
  • Modelling and Interoperability in the BIM Environment
  • Strategic and General Management
  • Dissertation

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Deadline and start date January, September
        • Programme intensity Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Intensity Flexible
          • Part-time variant
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        • 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. Applicants may be subject to interview.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          7200 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
        • National Applies to you

          3200 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 6400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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