Taught course

Building Information Modelling Management

Middlesex University · Business School

Entry requirements

Degree qualification (minimum 2nd class) in an appropriate construction discipline (e.g. architecture, architectural technology, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, surveying etc.) and 3 years relevant industrial experience. Or A corporate member of a relevant professional body including 3 years of relevant industrial experience. Or Relevant industrial experience on a case-by-case basis

Months of entry


Course content

The construction sector is a major part of the UK economy. It represents some 7% of GDP or £11bn per annum of expenditure - 40% of this being in the public sector, with central Government the industry's biggest consumer. Now any centrally procured project will require Building Information Modelling (BIM) compliance.

BIM is a process involving the structured sharing and coordination of digital information about a building project throughout its entire lifecycle, from design through procurement and construction and beyond, into the operation and management stage, all the way through to demolishment.

As a direct response to this industry need, we have developed this course which aims to produce practitioners with a qualification to be BIM enabled in their discipline with a critical awareness of contemporary BIM issues informed by technology, research and management skills in standard and unpredictable scenarios.

Importantly, the course provides practitioners in the property and construction sector, and related stakeholders providing services for it, with a qualification to be employed in a management role in BIM projects. These include technical BIM management positions, operational/administrative BIM management positions, and strategic BIM management positions.

Key benefits

  • The UK’s only work based MSc in Business Information Modelling Management
  • Distance learning so there is no need to take time off work
  • Work-applied practical projects
  • Supported peer engagement and sharing of best practice including an on-campus summer school
  • Online meetings and lectures from industry leaders
  • Business simulations
  • A study programme aligned to CPD and professional bodies’ frameworks
  • Accreditation for prior learning (APL), allowing you to gain credit for prior study/work experience
  • Opportunities to influence the future of BIM with your thesis

Flexible study through distance learning

Many students choosing to study MSc Building Information Modelling Management will be practitioners in full-time employment, with this in mind, we have designed the course to be flexible around your work and life commitments. You will be able to complete the course part-time through Distance Learning over two years. However, it would be also possible to shorten this to 12 months depending on how much time you can commit to the course.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

APL is available as part of this course, allowing you to gain credit for prior study or work experience and therefore shorten your overall study period.

Who should do this course?

The course is specifically aimed at experienced professionals who will be expected to manage BIM projects. These will include people from the following sectors: architects, architectural technologists, construction and civil engineers, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services (MEP) engineers, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) engineers, contractors, subcontractors, fabricators and manufacturers, project managers (PM), facilities managers (FM).

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

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