Taught course

Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

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Entry requirements

You'll normally be expected to have an architectural, construction or other built environment degree, a professional qualification of equal standing, or significant practical or professional experience that would support your application. Applicants with non-traditional background are welcome to apply and will be accepted subject to successful interview and relevant work experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

During this course, you will study the theory and practice of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the emerging industry standard approach to the design, analysis and management of building life cycle. The course incorporates an innovative blend of design management, sustainable design analysis and advanced modelling, customisation and visualisation, at the cutting edge of technology. It further researches novel approaches and technologies for an efficient design integration and project collaboration, understanding BIM impact on the design process and workflow requirements.

The programme introduction is even more timely now that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has unveiled the Government Strategic Plan for Level 3 BIM (February 2015), setting out the a vision of greater efficiency and profitability in Digital Built Britain.

During your study you will be exposed to and get involved in the cutting edge BIM enabled integrated design and construction via research projects and consultancy conducted by your lecturers, such as Dr Boris Ceranic’s projects SmartPoD, Hierons Wood and Retro-Tek.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 590500