Taught course

Building Information Modelling and Sustainability

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at class 2:2 or above in a discipline relevant to the built environment such as architecture, building surveying, civil ngineering, commercial management, construction management, project management or quantity surveying. Alternatively, an Honours degree at class 2:2 or above in a non-construction subject with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience in the construction nvironment, or relevant experience and an appropriate professional qualification such as RICS, RIBA, CIOB, MICE and MIStructE. The course also welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This Masters course will equip you for the rapidly developing area of Building Information Modelling (BIM). If you work in the construction sector, this course will help you develop new skills and adapt your professional abilities to meet government requirements for BIM in publicly-procured projects.

The course emphasises the importance of sustainability, in line with the current environmental agenda. It addresses the use of the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) within BIM technologies, along with the RICS Property Life Cycle, and Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Awards Scheme (CEEQUAL).

The government’s chief construction adviser has indicated that BIM will become compulsory on publicly-procured projects in the UK from 2016. In future, there will be a demand for bidders and contractors on public building projects who can deliver and manage projects in this framework. This follows the international trend for large clients and government agencies that endorse the use of BIM.

Information for international students

Equivalent accredited international qualifications are acceptable. International applicants must have English to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78
01443 654050