Taught course

Digital Construction

Birmingham City University · School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

2:2 honours degree or higher in Built Environment, Engineering or Computer Science Discipline

We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The new course of MSc in Digital Construction aims to provide a platform for built environment professionals to improve or further develop their digital competency, awareness and practical skills that support them to cope with the ever-changing technological advancements. The course also acts as a bridge for those coming from other educational backgrounds and particularly computer science and are interested to join the built environment world.

The MSc Digital Construction is built on five main areas of knowledge: Digital Transformation, Integrated Processes, Innovation, Smart Production and Decision-making.
  • Digital Transformation: through Information System lenses, we will provide you with knowledge and understanding on role of Information Systems and Technology within organisations shedding the light on a range of techniques that support formulating an effective strategy for digital transformation.
  • Integrated Processes: reflecting on best practice of employing integrated processes across different built environment disciplines, we will pave knowledge and practice of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) as one of the integrated processes on real-life projects.
  • Innovation: extending on integrated processes, you will be exposed to different innovative solutions that can be applied during and after building delivery, and how they can be used to improve overall building performance and management.
  • Smart Production: with the continual evolvement of engineering and manufacturing processes within the construction industry, we cover knowledge and understanding about different approaches primarily through lean principles toward achieving smart production.
  • Decision-making: with the expansion of integrating technology-based solutions within the built environment, the value of understanding data/information in informing different decisions across the whole life cycle is becoming inevitable. Through interdisciplinary expertise, we will provide you with an insight into different computing-based areas to equip you with robust knowledge on synthesis of the data to optimise different aspects with in the built environment.

Information for international students

Non-EU students need to demonstrate a good command of English. IELTS 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in all areas or equivalent is needed before they can enrol in this programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full-time with professional placement 18 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595