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PG Cert Building Information Modelling

PG Cert Building Information Modelling

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

6 months

Start date

20-SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

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

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The 2011 Government Construction Strategy has stated that Building Information Modelling (BIM) has to be adopted and utilised on all public projects by 2016. The aim of this course is to develop students with high-level knowledge and understanding of BIM. This new approach is strategically important for the UK and International Construction Industry and throughout the course students will not only develop a comprehension of how the tools operate, but also how these can be implemented within the business context of the Architecture and Construction sectors.

Career Paths

Students who complete the PGCert will have a specific and relevant qualification in the field of BIM, which is currently of high importance for the industry. They will have the opportunity to further their study and progress to the MSc CAD for Construction if they desire.

We pride ourselves on a very high employability rate for our postgraduate students - potential employment opportunities for graduates include: architectural and interior design practices; civil engineering practices; local authorities; environmental management agencies; space-planning and office furniture companies; and design consultancies.

To help you meet the challenges presented by this fascinating and key area, the Faculty of Science and Engineering not only supports you with a wealth of experience and unique expertise, it also gives you access to state of the art computer facilities including the Virtual Design Enterprise Centre equipped with high specification PC’s and a 5m x 3m stereoscopic visualisation wall to allow you to see your designs in a whole new light. The department has enviable links with industry and software suppliers through research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Where possible industry experts are used to support your learning and industry based projects are set for assessment to give you a flavour of the real world application of CAD.

Modules

As Building Information Modelling (BIM) becomes more prolific within the construction industry, there is need to ensure that it is fully integrated into the whole lifecycle of a construction project. With the UK and other international Governments requiring projects to become BIM enabled we will be looking at how this new approach to construction can be applied, managed and fully integrated through the entire project from design, through construction into operation and deconstruction. We will investigate the range of software tools and management processed that require implementation throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,183

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme: (Completion of which, with a minimum of grade C in all modules, will allow a student to progress to the Master’s programme), A pass at degree level. Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview. Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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