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Advanced Construction Technologies & BIM MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Advanced Construction Technologies & BIM MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Building / Construction Operations Construction

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why this course?

The need for advanced technologies has become necessary to accomplish sustainable engineering projects, especially for the construction industry. Various Advanced Construction Technologies (ACT) have emerged over the last decades. With the development of Building Information Modelling, the future of construction will be transformed into a more digital industry.

Various Advanced Construction Technologies are now BIM compliant across stages such as:

  • preparation of the client brief
  • conceptual and detailed design
  • construction and operational

These developments have provided technical and management support to solve complex and multidisciplinary problems for all project stakeholders.

There is a unique opportunity for the next generation of graduates to become highly-skilled in this field and gain further advantages in a highly competitive job market. The construction industry stakeholders are in need of high-calibre and highly-competitive candidates with knowledge and skills in construction disciplines, Advanced Construction Technologies and Building Information Modelling.

What you’ll study

Students will take taught modules and a group project in the first two semesters. MSc students then complete a dissertation project in a third semester.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Assessment

The Formative assessment will take place throughout the course. Some modules will also be assessed with weekly tasks, others with one/two tasks per semester. The summative assessment is usually held during the exam period as will be indicated on the University timetable. The Group Project involves one-to-one tuition and appraisals in review seminars and also through student peer group reviews.

Careers

The intensive market activities in Digital Construction and in Building Information Modelling show how this area is gaining momentum for job opportunities. Professionals with the relevant technology and personal skills are in high demand. This course will help professionals and new graduates to develop specialist expertise in modern design and construction management. It also targets those who seek advanced roles in BIM. It will allow them to understand the concept of digital integrated project delivery in addition to having hands-on experience on virtual design and construction.

Sustainability is a key part of this course, therefore, the course is also relevant to those who seek to obtain advanced qualifications in related areas that integrate sustainability and digital construction.

Modules

This is semester 1 module. This module evaluates the innovative methodologies and approaches for adopting cutting-edge construction and ICT technologies to address the myriad issues related to AEC industry. Students will develop professional skills on the effective use of technologies in construction of buildings and infrastructures. They will also gain knowledge on innovative research and development in this field. This module also aims to provide rich connections to other related subject fields with more focus on integrated ICT in construction in order to develop a holistic view of the sustainable engineering of buildings and infrastructures. The module will fill the gap in curricula by supporting the AEC industry in coping with Industry 4.0 principles and the prospective BIM Level 3.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Engineering, Project management, or Quantity Surveying. Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience.

University information

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