University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The building information management (BIM) philosophy reflects not just the changing environment of project delivery, which is increasingly digital, multi'disciplinary and integrated, but also the demand from governments and clients for greater efficiencies on construction projects. These efficiencies can be gained from more accurate prototyping, simulation, costing, planning, design, production and operation, and will be an output of sound information management and data input to BIM software. The future construction professional will not only require knowledge and understanding of building information management, but will be part of the integrated project team that will take a project from inception to completion. Collaborative working and co'ordinated information exchange will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of project delivery and asset performance, leading to better sustainability over the building lifecycle and a satisfied client. This building information management approach is a strategic view of integrated project delivery that encompasses both the demand side (client) and supply side (consultants, contractors and suppliers).

Course Modules

Core modules: building information management and integrated practice; corporate management; dissertation; economics of the construction industry; procurement; risk management for projects. Option modules: Building design management; construction project planning; developing effective construction teams.

Course Additional Entry

You will typically possess a minimum second'class Honours degree in a cognate subject area (such as construction, surveying, architecture, civil engineering) and be in related employment in a professional or managerial capacity. Applicants whose mother'tongue is not English are normally required to provide evidence of English language competency equivalent to a score of at least 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) including a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,300  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc (Postgraduate) £775  Credit module. First year home fees