• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

  • Choose a course specifically designed for architects, architectural technologists, design managers, project managers, civil/structural engineers, surveyors and other construction professionals with a keen interest in BIM
  • Learn how to deliver better value through integrated design and project collaboration
  • Gain a professional Autodesk recognised certification, subject to the successful completion of exams (optional)
  • Study at a university which is one of only four CIAT Centres of Excellence in the UK
  • Draw on our extensive industrial links and the expertise of our research-active and highly experienced staff
  • Hone your skills using project collaboration simulation scenarios based on real-world practices

Careers

Graduates from this MSc in Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration from University of Derby can look forward to a wide range of BIM-related career opportunities in consultancy and design management as well as architectural practices.  They could also take on many different types of roles with central and local government, property developers, building contractors, housing associations, retail enterprises and manufacturing companies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods, Application and Evaluation
  • BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
  • nD BIM – Costing, Project Planning and Design Management
  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • Advanced Parametric Design and Specification
  • BIM and Sustainable Design Analysis
  • Project Planning, Value Engineering and Risk Management
  • Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution
  • Sustainable Architecture and Low Energy Design
  • Negotiated Module

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in architectural, construction or other built environment, or a professional qualification of equal standing, or significant practical or professional experience that would support your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
UK/EU fee: £690 per 20 credits

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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