BIM Enabled Sustainable Buildings, M.Sc. | University of Northampton | Northampton, United Kingdom
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BIM Enabled Sustainable Buildings

12 months
16500 GBP/year
8010 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BIM-Enabled Sustainable Buildings MSc course from the University of Northampton gives graduates interested in environmentally responsible buildings the knowledge and skills they need to compete in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries. On top of this, you will gain a thorough understanding of Building Information Modelling and Digital Built Environment.


The drive towards Sustainable Buildings’ Design and High Performance buildings is significantly growing. This is down to a number of key factors which are having a huge impact on the building and construction sectors – such as concerns over climate change and energy independence.

This BIM-Enabled Sustainable Buildings MSc course from the University of Northampton is uniquely focusing on passive design, efficient building services systems design, advanced building simulation techniques and occupants’ health and comfort, combined with the theories and practice of BIM in design and construction allowing you the opportunity to obtain a highly regarded industry BIM degree.

BIM-Enabled Sustainable Buildings MSc will provide the basis for a range of career opportunities. This course offers multi-disciplinary modules which provides the opportunity for those with different backgrounds and interest in becoming BIM specialists – ranging from specialists in sustainable buildings’ design, high performance buildings’ design, and advanced building simulation techniques to gain a postgraduate qualification.

In a construction era dominated by the Digital Built Environment, BIM, High-Performance and Sustainable, Climate Responsive Low-to-Zero Emission Buildings, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed  and enhance your career prospects within these emerging sectors.

This course is also offering research-led teaching combined with industry experience – supported by a close working relationship with a number of ongoing BIM research projects in the UK and abroad, as well as collaborating with a wide range of international industrial partners.

Career Opportunities

With this master’s degree qualification, you will be able to stand in a good position to attract jobs as a specialist in BIM and/or Environmental Design Engineering, and/or in Building Performance and Energy – in the following sectors:

  • Architecture
  • Architectural technology
  • Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services (MEP) Engineering
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Engineering
  • Technicians, Contractors, Subcontractors, Fabricators and Manufacturers
  • You will be also qualified to be a BIM manager, or Facilities and Operations manager (FM & OM)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • BIM Theory and Project Management
  • Federated BIM Models
  • BIM-Enabled Sustainable Design (Energy and Buildings)
  • Efficient Building Service Systems
  • Sustainable Buildings Design for Climate Change Mitigation 
  • Building Simulation and Post Occupancy Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree or above in an appropriate construction discipline (e.g. architecture, architectural technology, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, surveying etc.) and 3 years relevant industrial experience
  • Alternatively, applicant must be a corporate member of a relevant professional body including 3 years of relevant industrial experience
  • Relevant industrial experience may also be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8010 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part Time: £890 per 20 credits

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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