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Digital Construction MSc

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Full time | Moulsecoomb Campus | 1 year | OCT

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Course Overview

The need for smart buildings, with improved reliability and performance and low environmental impact, has driven the industry to be more responsive to new and advanced technologies. Our Digital Construction MSc develops your understanding of digital technologies, so you can be part of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry’s digital transformation. Learning with our course team of research-active experts you’ll evaluate and provide appropriate digital solutions throughout all stages of the building life cycle to ensure efficiency and sustainability from design to demolition. You'll understand, manage and apply new and advanced technologies to industry’s current practice, including Building Information Modelling, robotics and automation, AR/VR, point-cloud scanning, AI and the Internet of Things. Working closely with your supervisor you will undertake a substantial research or design project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. Option modules in areas including environmental sciences, built environment, energy and sustainability, complement your study.

Course structure

The course consists of taught and research components. To be awarded the MSc you must obtain 180 credits. Six taught modules at 20 credits each, plus 60 credits from the masters’ project (or alternative design project). A typical 20-credit module requires a total of 200 hours of study time.


This course prepares you for wide range of careers including: digital engineer, information manager, digital technology manager, IT consultants, and BIM manager/consultant in architecture, building and construction industry./p>


Construction Law and Procurement - Core
Project Risk and Financial Analysis - Core
Sustainable Construction - Core
Masters Dissertation/ Final Design Project - Core
Digital Construction and Assembly - Core
Digital Design and Fabrication - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Honours degree; or other degree plus at least two years postgraduate experience in a position of responsibility; or full membership of a relevant chartered professional body.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more