Taught course

Building Design Management and Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

For a number of years the School of the Built and Natural Environment has been at the forefront of new technologies. We have a history of employing the latest electronic media in our research and throughout our teaching. Following the rise of importance in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the Built Environment professions the School established the BIM Academy with Ryder Architecture one of the leading Architecture firms in the country. BIM will transform the Built Environment. By sharing information between Design Team (architects, surveyors, consulting engineers), Contractors and Subcontractors, and Owners, it can add additional discipline-specific knowledge to one single model, meaning significant reduction in information loss, and a more efficient, accurate construction process and improved maintenance and repair of buildings.

This programme is unique in that it is responding directly to industry demand to provide students with enhanced knowledge of BIM software and its strategic integration into everyday projects.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months
full time
12-18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453