University of Portsmouth - MSc Building Information Management

University of Portsmouth

MSc Building Information Management

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC) is changing. If you’re interested in a career in Building Information Modelling/Management (BIM), which is becoming the industry standard for the design, building and management of modern structures, this course is for you.

On this MSc Building Information Management (BIM) degree course, you’ll cover the fundamentals of project and financial management and learn to integrate exciting new technology.

With this MSc in Building Information and Management, you can pursue careers in the architecture, engineering and construction industries, as well as higher education, the arts, conservation, and management.

You can start this course in October (full time, part time or part time by distance learning) or February (part time by distance learning only).

Entry 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.

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component score below 5.5.

  • Applicants may be subject to interview

Career Prospects

This BIM degree prepares graduates for management roles in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. Students will learn mandatory BIM technologies, systems, and software like Revit and Novisworks, and gain networking opportunities through the University's connections to AEC professionals. The understanding of BIM is worth a 40% salary boost in the sector, which is predicted to be worth $10.7 billion by 2026. Graduates have gone on to work for companies like McDonald's, Arcadis, Swco, and AECOM. Career planning is also a priority, with expert careers advice from the Careers and Employability Centre, tutors, and Student Placements and Employability Centre. Support from the Centre is available for up to 5 years after graduation. Students will benefit from networking events, applied projects with companies like IBM, Boeing, and Hampshire County Council, 1-to-1 appointments, CV and cover letter advice, interview preparation and practice, workshops, recruitment events, and support for starting their own business.

Course Details

The Master's degree program is designed to accommodate students with various responsibilities, including work and family responsibilities. The course structure is divided into two years for part-time study and 12 months for full-time study. Students can expect 10 hours of teaching time per week, with most lectures available as on-demand recordings. Independent study is also expected, with 10 hours per week for part-time students. The final three months of the course will focus on the research project.
Master's study is more specialized than an undergraduate degree, allowing students to focus on a specific topic and work closely with academics dedicated to the subject. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual and group projects, assessments, coursework, group projects, presentations, reports, exams, and individual projects or dissertations. Students can test their skills and knowledge informally before undergoing assessments that count towards their final mark. Feedback on practice and formal assessments is available to help students improve in the future.

Course Modules

BIM Theory and Practice – 20 credits
Construction Law, Contracts and Dispute Resolution – 20 credits
General Management – 20 credits
Integrated BIM Projects and Corporate Management – 20 credits
Modelling and Interoperability in the BIM Environment – 20 credits
Strategic Management – 20 credits
Dissertation – 60 credit

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