Taught course

Building Information Management

University of Portsmouth · School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a technical or analytical discipline (Architecture, Construction Management, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Civil, Surveying, Project Management). Exceptionally, applicants from non-technical/analytical disciplines but with proven and substantiated experience in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) fields will be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Building Information Modelling (BIM) is transforming the way we design, build and maintain modern structures. On this MSc Building Information Management, you'll master the software, technology and theories you need to keep up with this new industry standard. You'll also study construction law, finance and strategic project management, before bringing your learning together in a focused project of your own design.

With many countries, including the UK, mandating the use of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, there's a global demand for your skills. Not only will you be well-placed to secure a job in the AEC sphere, there's evidence that, as a BIM graduate, you could see a 40% improvement on your salary expectations. You'll also be set to follow careers in higher education, the arts, conservation or management.

Course highlights

  • Integrate data management and construction management with BIM design principles, using industry-standard software from Revit to AutoCAD, on one of the UK's longest-running university BIM courses
  • Learn from visiting professionals in BIM management organisations such as Sweco, AECOM and Hoare Lea, and attend University-organised networking events with the construction industry
  • Choose your mode of study to suit your needs: full-time over one year, or part-time over two years, either on campus or by distance learning

Careers and opportunities

As a graduate of this BIM degree, you'll be an ideal candidate for management roles in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

You'll have studied the mandatory BIM technologies, systems and software you'll be using in your career, such as Revit and Novisworks, and had access to networking opportunities through the University's connections to AEC professionals. ArchDaily finds that the understanding of BIM you'll develop on this course is worth a 40% salary boost in the sector, which it predicts will be worth $10.7 billion by 2026.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:
  • BIM Manager
  • BIM Coordinator
  • Digital lead

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

12 months full-time (September intake), 24 months part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake), 28 months part-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)23 9284 5566