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Building Information Modelling Project Management

Overview
This course is taught by industrial practitioners, bringing real world experiences into the classroom.

Course Content
The course’s primary focus is on project management using the building information modelling process. This will give you the chance to take your career forward - from a management viewpoint, not just in construction, but in other sectors as well. We teach the principles of project management, while using building information modelling.

The Environment
You’ll be in a class of around 50 if you’re a full-time student, alongside people from places like India, China, Vietnam and Egypt. Our teaching starts in the afternoon as we know some of you will need to take time off work to attend classes. You’ll have the beautiful new Graduate School at your disposal as well as the facilities within the School.

What You'll Get Up To
The course is all about balancing theory and practice. As part of your studies, you’ll hear from practitioners as well as academics. You will have the option to take a three-day study tour in London and a 10 day study tour to Toronto, Canada. You’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work, and a foot in the door with those companies, who are always interested in Queen’s graduates.

To develop students with:
• practical and professional skills in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Building Information Modelling in the context of Project Management

• holistic expertise in the integration of technical aspects and underlying knowledge of Building Information Modelling through design, engineering and construction with financial, legal, commercial leadership and managerial skills of business administration in the management of simple to complex projects from project conception through to construction, operation and maintenance

• critical and analytical problem solving abilities across a broad range of Building Information Modelling orientated transferable skills that relate to information technology, computing support systems, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations.

Entry requirements

MSc:
Graduate
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline e.g. Architecture, Engineering or Social Science, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by case-basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

PG Diploma: Graduate
Normally a Third Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline e.g. Architecture, Engineering or Social Science, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by case-basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

English language requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
• Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
• Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

MSc: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
PG Diploma: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Teaching times
Semesters 1-2: Mon and Tues, 12 weeks per semester, lectures 1.00-7.30pm. Will include team-working for coursework preparation outside of lecture times; and may involve optional self-funded UK/International Study Tours.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Where Could You Be In Five Years?
Where do you want to be? This programme opens doors, not only in construction, but also into other industries. Being a dedicated project management programme, you can work anywhere in the world, with anyone looking for a building information modelling orientated viewpoint.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Further enquiries

Dr John Spillane, Course Director
School of Natural and Built Environment
Email: askeps@qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

MSc and PgDip
Course Details
The programme is delivered over a two-day week on Mondays and Tuesdays for full time delivery and on 1 day per-week for part time students (Monday for first year, Tuesday for second year). Nine modules totalling 180 CATS points are included for delivery, with no optional modules available.

Lectures are delivered by industry orientated lecturers and external experts within the field of Project Management and Building Information Modelling. Assessment is split approximately 75/25, in favour of coursework, with examinations in January and May:

Building Information Modelling in Practice (10 CATS points)
Construction Law 1: Contract Law, Tort and Evidence (10 CATS points)
Design Coordination (10 CATS points)
Procurement and Contract Administration (20 CATS points)
Project Coordination, Planning and Control (10 CATS points)
Research Methods for Managers (10 CATS points)
Strategic Management and BIM Integration (20 CATS points)
Technical BIM Implementation (30 CATS points)

Indicative Proportional Mix of Time in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester
Each semester, there is approximately 144 hours of direct student contact with 288 hours of self-directed private study and coursework preparation required.

MSC
Individual Research Project
For full-time students the final four months of the programme (Semester 3) is dedicated to an individual research project (60 CATS points). Submission is the last working day of September. Part-time students may arrange their programme, subject to timetabling and arrangement with the Programme Co-ordinator.

Comment

Building Information Modelling Project Management highlights
Professional Accreditations
• The degree is accredited by - Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Student Experience
• The programme is also unique in that it is the only Building Information Modelling MSc that focuses on Project Management within the UK and Ireland. Furthermore, the programme is delivered by a mixture of research orientated academics and industry professionals, all of whom work within the remit of project management and/or building information modelling.

Assessment method

• Written reports
• Presentations
• Computer based programmes
• Written papers
• 60-credit, 18,000–20,000 word dissertation

Application date

Please note: Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

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