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Building Information Modelling Project Management Higher Level Apprenticeship

This course is taught by a mixture of academic staff and industrial practitioners, bringing cutting edge research together with real world industry experience into the classroom.

ABOUT YOU
The HLA is a work / study programme so you will already be in employment, or have a firm offer of employment from a company in the construction sector which supports your application.

COURSE CONTENT
The course's primary focus is on project management using the building information modelling process, which will give you the chance to take your career forward.

We teach the principles of project management, while using building information modelling.

THE ENVIRONMENT
As a part time student, you study alongside the full-time cohort in a class of around 30. Our teaching starts in the afternoon as we know 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 a dedicated base room and computer lab in the Elmwood building.

WHAT YOU'LL GET UP TO
The course is all about balancing theory and practice – a mixture of hands-on building, manipulation and management of models, as well as consideration of the higher level analytical and critical thinking skills that come with Masters Level education.

This course is subject to renewal approval by DfE.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements

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.

The applicant must be employed in the construction sector and must provide a letter from their current employer confirming support to release the applicant one day per week and that the course is required for a new job role.

The applicant must also upload a copy of their CV.

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.

The course is only open to Home/EU applicants due to funding conditions.

A deposit may be required to secure your place.

Please note that this course is subject to final approval.

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

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

2 years part-time

Teaching Times

Semesters 1-2: Mon 13.00 – 19:30 and Friday, 12.00 – 18.30; 12 weeks per semester. 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

Introduction
Many Higher Level Apprentices take this course to aid their career progression. This course will equip you with the management skills you will need to advance your career to the next level.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to increasing skills, 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/

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered over a 1 day per-week basis for part time students (Monday for first year, Friday for second year). Nine modules (including Dissertation) 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 undertaken through coursework and presentations.

Building Information Modelling in Practice
Construction Law 1: Contract Law, Tort and Evidence
Emerging Digital Technology
Procurement and Contract Administration
Project Coordination, Planning and Control
Research Methods for Managers
Project Planning for Sustainability
Technical BIM Implementation

Indicative Proportional Mix of Time in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester

Each semester, there is approximately 72 hours of direct student contact with 144 hours of self-directed private study and coursework preparation required.

Individual Research Project
The final months of the programme are dedicated to an individual research project (60 CATS points). For Higher Level Apprentices, this research project will be connected with your workplace – investigating an issue, resolving a problem, or introducing a new process as agreed with your employer.

Application date

PLEASE NOTE
Applications for this course received after 30th June 2020 may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit may be required to secure a place.

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year 2020

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