Taught course

Digital Integrated Design

University of Liverpool · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

A Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2.1 level or better in an appropriate field of study related to architecture, engineering and product design. A wide range of subjects is acceptable but please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the programme contact.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a hybrid programme that aims to integrate the principles of “Digital Design Creativity" and “Integrated/Collaborative Design" under the same pedagogical framework. The course will investigate the integration of digital media in architectural and urban design at all three levels; creative (e.g. parametric, generative), operational and collaborative (e.g. BIM). Through collaborative design exercises, students will gain practical experience of working with diverse digital media and techniques to generate, evaluate and communicate design intelligence and information.

In addition to developing team working skills, they will also be encouraged to identify and follow individually tailored career paths in line with their individual interests and aspirations. The course is specifically designed to accommodate and support learner-directed professional development in three main areas of digital and integrated design: creative design, digital modelling/simulation, design information management. We aim to cultivate an intellectual climate, providing close links with innovative design practices, embracing experiential learning supported with state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

The course aims to:

  • provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of technology-mediated design theories, methods and techniques in Architecture and Urban design.
  • provide the students with the knowledge and understanding of diverse and integrated models of “digital design collaboration” in a highly cross-disciplinary setting.
  • assist students in developing the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies in a highly competitive, global and technology-mediated design practice.
  • promote high quality research skills in Design Computation and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927