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Course summary

This course takes a holistic approach to the complete building life cycle, including design, construction, management, maintenance, and sustainability. The course emphasises innovative sustainable and collaborative practices in building information modelling and management, within an integrated approach. Throughout the programme, students will have an opportunity to examine a range of existing and emerging building information modelling (BIM) issues and use a range of BIM related applications, such as modelling and management, analysis and visualisation. They will also have the opportunity to apply BIM knowledge in business and practice, which involves the production of a BIM organisational strategic plan to ensure that BIM is aligned with a business strategy, and creating a BIM organisational execution plan to implement BIM in accordance with detailed business operations. Finally students will have an opportunity to research a BIM related topic of their choice.


BIM in Design Co-ordination; BIM in Construction Operation; BIM in Business and Practice; BIM in Operation and Maintenance; Low/Zero-Impact Buildings; Construction Project Management Practice; Construction Contract Law; Dissertation.

Assessment method

We use a range of assessment methods, but your knowledge is tested mainly through BIM 'real-life' projects, with a focus on the various aspects of built environment lifecycle, including design, construction, operation and maintenance. We also assess through written work, coursework and verbal presentations.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK Honours degree at 2.2 or above in a built environment subject, or in a different subject and with built environment experience. International students must have English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Equivalent accredited international qualifications are acceptable. Non-graduates with relevant experience and an appropriate professional qualification are welcome to apply. You are also required to complete a personal statement for the January entry to this programme. Please read the Personal Statement guidance carefully: and make sure that you answer the questions on the Postgraduate Application form within the Personal Statement tabs, keeping to the advised word count.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Building Information Modelling in Design Construction and Operations at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS