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Building Information Modelling and Management
Our Building Information Modelling and Management course delivers a flexible and innovative programme of study. The course addresses the rapidly evolving needs of the built environment sector in respect to the emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a working practice.
You will work on real-life or reality based problems, as experienced within the construction sector and its associated industries, consultants and clients.
During your studies you will experience behavioural aspects of managing projects. Most construction project managers only experience these when their careers are well advanced.
The MSc is available as:
- a one year full-time programme
- a part-time on campus or part-time distance-learning (DL) programme normally taken over two years, extendable up to five years.
Before September 2016 entry, this programme was named Construction Project Management and BIM.
Please note, PGCert and PGCDip qualifications are offered as exit awards only and are not are not accredited by RICS or CIOB. Applicants interested in these should apply for the MSc in the first instance.
How to apply
We advise applying in advance to secure places, and allow sufficient time for applications to be reviewed.
There is no formal application deadline (recruitment closes when teaching capacity is reached).
Applicants should also factor any time needed to meet offer conditions, arrange accommodation, and obtain a UK Student visa (if applicable).
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
Modes of study
There are two modes of delivery for this course:
- full-time on campus
- part-time on campus
- part-time distance learning.
There are two entry points - September and January.
Please note, PGCert and PGDip qualifications are offered as exit awards only and are not accredited by RICS or CIOB. Applicants interested in these should apply for the MSc in the first instance.
For full-time students lectures are held on two set days every week.
For part-time on campus students, lectures are held on one set day every week.
For distance learners, the virtual learning environment (VLE) is the primary mode of delivery. Students are supported by email, Zoom, Google Meet, on-line lectures and telephone, and are welcome to attend all lectures on campus. Distance learners are advised to spend two evenings per week and one whole day per weekend on their studies.
There are also intensive on-campus study periods and a field trip, when students from all modes of study come together (attendence is optional).
You can start this course in January or September.
Only the Dissertation module (independent study) runs in the summer, so course lengths for January starters will appear longer due to the summer vacation.
The summer vacation does provide a good opportunity for students to find an internship or gain work experience. Please note that there is no formal internship or placement as part of the course. We do however provide many networking opportunities and advice on how to find your own internship.
Many members of staff are part of the Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development (OISD). OISD is noted for its work on sustainable technology in buildings and sustainable urban form among many on-going projects.
Areas of interest include:
- sustainability, adaptation and resilience to climate change
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- collaborative supply networks for procurement and delivery of project
- building economics
- forecasting techniques
- risk management
- social networks in project environments
- managing complex projects
- management of knowledge and innovation as a source of competitive advantage
- adaptive re-use of existing buildings
- facilities management
- health and safety.
In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our Unit of Assessment (UoA 16) ranked 4th within the University in terms of its Grade Point Average (GPA). We hold the 11th position in terms of Research Impact and Power Rating among the 45 institutions that submitted to our unit of assessment.
After you graduate
Graduates of our postgraduate construction programmes have an outstanding employment record. Our graduates are recognised as having excellent levels of communication, presentation and problem-solving skills. Consequently, our students go on to be project managers right across the broad spectrum of the construction industries both locally and internationally.
Many of these companies visit the department annually to meet students for graduate positions as assistant project managers whilst all of our distance learning students are employed full time by prominent companies in the sector.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.