Queen's University Belfast

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Queen’s University Belfast

Building Information Modelling Project Management Higher Level Apprenticeship (Taught)

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Course summary

This course is taught by a mixture of academic staff and industrial practitioners, bringing cutting edge research together with real world industry experience into the classroom. FUNDING / COMMITMENT This Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is fully funded by the DfE, although places are limited. Applicants and their employers must demonstrate commitment, and ensure enough time is allocated, to attend and complete the course. ABOUT YOU The HLA is a work / study programme so you will already be in employment, or have a firm offer of employment from a company in the construction sector which supports your application. You will have a keen interest in BIM and digital construction. You may already have experience using BIM – hands on experience of BIM is not necessary for starting the course, but it can be useful. COURSE CONTENT The course’s primary focus is on project management using the building information modelling process, which will give you the chance to take your career forward. We teach the principles of project management, while using building information modelling. THE ENVIRONMENT As a part time student, you study alongside the full-time cohort in a class of around 30 alongside people from places like India, Nigeria, China, Vietnam and Egypt. Our teaching starts in the afternoon as we know you will need to take time off work to attend classes. You’ll have the beautiful new Graduate School at your disposal as well as a dedicated base room and computer lab in the Elmwood building. WHAT YOU'LL GET UP TO The course is all about balancing theory and practice – a mixture of hands-on building, manipulation and management of models, as well as consideration of the higher level analytical and critical thinking skills that come with Masters level education. Please note this course is subject to renewal of funding by the Department for the Economy and applicants must be working for a company with a base in Northern Ireland.


For further information please see https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught/building-info-modelling-project-management-higher-level-apprenticeship-msc/#course

How to apply

International applicants

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline e.g. Architecture, Engineering or Social Science, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by case-basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information. Students wishing to apply for this Higher-Level Apprenticeship should also upload their CV and a letter of support from their employer (combined in one file). The employer’s letter of support must state that the employer supports their application, that they are prepared to release them from work for one day per week to attend the course, and that, if they are an existing employee, they need this qualification for a new role. The new role can be a change of title/role within the company. This Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is fully funded by the DfE therefore it is not open to international applicants. Further information on eligibility criteria for Higher Level Apprenticeships can be found at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/higher-level-apprenticeships The deadline for applications is normally 30th June 2024. However, we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal earlier than 30th June deadline. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page. Please note this course is subject to renewal of funding by the Department for the Economy and applicants must be working for a company with a base in Northern Ireland.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For tuition fee information relating to this course please see the University's Postgraduate Tuition Fee website - http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees

Sponsorship information

For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/

Building Information Modelling Project Management Higher Level Apprenticeship at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS