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Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Design PGDip

Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.


Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Building Design Cad Software (Use): A-D Architecture, Engineering, Construction Or Transport Software

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Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

This course provides the skills and competences to support integrated design and delivery solutions and the coordination of roles and responsibilities for the financial, environmental and social performance of built environment assets. The course builds upon leading edge research and practice, enabling students to up-skill to undertake a leading role in the transformation of practices in work settings. This course addresses currently emerging needs of new skills for architects, engineering and construction and built environment professionals: efficient multidisciplinary collaboration through the design and construction processes, enabling the delivery of integrated design and solutions with the support of advanced technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM). The construction industry is facing unprecedented change around BIM, Lean and sustainability. Organisational forms, contracts, and many other different aspects of construction are changing. This course focuses strategically on these changing processes. It supports professionals in responding to current and future challenges in client expectations and societal needs, which are pushing professionals to improve integration and coordination of formerly separate roles and responsibilities. This course is based on state-of-the-art research developed within the internationally leading School of the Built Environment. The course also incorporates the latest practice based developments through guest lectures from leading practitioners.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Full time | University of Salford | 8 months | SEP

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8 months

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These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Building Information Modeling Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Core

BIM theory and practice emphasises on how the design process needs to change to achieve benefits from the use of technology. The module addresses data structures and standards, and describing data exchange needs in different use cases. It also describes collaborative multidisciplinary design settings, communication with project stakeholders, clash detection, design integration and management of design changes. Module topics include: The concept of BIM, BIM deployment strategies, Design and construction process for BIM, BIM tools in design, Interoperability, IFCs, parametric modeling and BIM, Building information exchange, Data sharing and design integration, BIM, energy efficiency and sustainability.

Lean Integrated Design and Production (30 Credits) - Core

This module aims to provide knowledge on Lean design and construction. It focuses specifically on the integration of design and construction and its importance to the successful management of projects. Module topics include: Integrating people, process and technology, Lean construction/ production, Continuous improvement, Process design and implementation, Process mapping analysis, Integrating project lifecycles.

Integrated BIM Projects (30 Credits) - Core

The aim of this module is to understand and critically evaluate key issues in the management of integrated BIM based projects. The module also provides an understanding of how process and technology changes can support better value generation through design. Module topics include: Building industry challenges and opportunities, The business value of BIM and integrated design, Design collaboration, Lean design and construction, integrated project delivery, Lifecycle management and BIM.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

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Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Applications will typically be accepted from students who have: a minimum second class undergraduate honours degree in architecture; a minimum second class undergraduate honours degree in engineering, project management or other built environment discipline, or a recognised professional qualification in a cognate discipline.

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