MSc Integrated Building Information Management

Study mode

Full-time (1 year)

Part-time (2 years)

Start date(s)

September 2018

Tuition fees 18/19
Home (full-time, per year): £6,300
Home (per credit): £35
International (full-time, per year): £14,450

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About this course

LJMU's MSc in Integrated Building Information Management (BIM) provides all the latest skills to work in this rapidly expanding field.

  • Study on a course informed by internationally-recognised research from our Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the field of BIM Management in the UK and overseas in a variety of sectors
  • Access the latest computer aided design (CAD) and information management software
  • Complete an integrated BIM project, working collaboratively with colleagues form other disciplines

Completing the MSc Integrated Building Information Management at Liverpool John Moores University will help you to make more efficient, effective and financially viable decisions in a collaborative environment, supported by the adoption of Building Information Modelling.

This programme will encourage you to question your current thinking and practices, and become more innovative and creative in solving unique 


 

problems. This will be achieved via a stimulating and challenging study of theory, concepts and practical application in the field; all designed to ensure you graduate as a self-reliant, versatile, enterprising and competent Building Information Manager. You will also develop key skills in problem-solving abilities, research, practical competencies, critical appraisal and communication to support your career long after graduation.

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to use your own)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)

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  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From Postgraduate Masters Loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

Employability

Further your career prospects

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

Completing this Integrated Building Information Management Masters degree will enable you to reach beyond the limits of your own particular discipline towards a senior management role. You will gain the core knowledge and collaborative skills required to work in multidisciplinary business environments as a BIM Manager, in information management roles or leading BIM enabled projects.

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Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your programme

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.

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Core Modules

Project Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closure

This module develops the Project Management skills and knowledge necessary to manage the key processes of planning, executing, controlling and closing a project at appropriate stages in the project life cycle. It also offers a thorough analysis of the environment in which such processes operate.

Risk and Value Management Strategy

This module teaches you how to apply risk and value management strategies in a BIM enabled environment. It will enable you to:

  • critically review the construction processes and their inherent health, safety, and commercial risks in a BIM working environment
  • design and develop a risk management response strategy in a project life cycle
  • design a value management framework suitable for project stakeholders regardless of the varied levels of competencies in BIM
  • critically evaluate integrated risk and value management responses in a dynamic project work environment

Integrated BIM Theory

This module provides basic theory, concepts, protocols and standards that can be applied to a construction project in a multidisciplinary setting. It aims to critically evaluate strategic issues in the management of integrated BIM centred projects.

Integrated BIM in Practice

This module is designed to give an overview of BIM in industry. It is delivered via a series of lectures from experts in the field, working in various disciplines on BIM projects. Lectures are followed by reflective discussions/workshops. The module will show you how to develop strategic plans for incorporating BIM in practice, by identifying business benefits and challenges surrounding BIM application across multiple disciplines in the construction industry.

Collaborative BIM Project

This module develops your practical and team skills, within the context of collaborative working, on an industry project. You will follow BIM protocols and practice as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary project team to achieve project success.

Research Methods

This module focuses on your critical understanding of the research process. In preparation for your research study, it also develops skills in research design, implementation and presentation. You will come to understand the differing techniques, strategies and methods used to undertake research in the built environment.

Dissertation

This module develops and tests your ability to prepare a dissertation, based on the study of a subject related to your chosen discipline within the built environment. Dissertation preparation normally takes place after completion of the Postgraduate Diploma stage.

Financial Management and BIM

This module introduces the financial management techniques used in construction to manage the lifecycle cost of built environment facilities. It also delivers the fundamental concepts that link financial management and BIM, such as the cash flow forecasts, cost plans, cost value reconciliation and whole life cycle management of construction facilities. The module aims to:

  • enable you to apply financial management techniques to construction projects from both a client and contractor perspective 
  • develop IT skills specific to BIM

Sustainable Design

This module enables you to evaluate the implications of design decisions on the environmental performance of buildings. Case studies are used to ensure that learning is grounded in practical application.

Production Management and BIM

This module provides an in-depth understanding of the production management of modern, complex and fast-paced construction projects. It also covers key aspects of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within construction management roles.

Facilities Management and BIM

This module enables you to understand, appraise and analyse the diverse nature of optimising facilities management information, through the utilisation of collaborative technological systems and processes. It aims to help you appreciate the role technology can play in optimising the performance of Facilities Management functions and services.

Civil Engineering and BIM

This module will enable you to evaluate the role of BIM in improving project delivery at all stages of a construction project. You will learn to apply the theory of BIM specifically in a civil engineering context. Discussion of real life case studies and application of computer modelling software will be used to promote collaborative working and learning.

Teaching

An insight into teaching on your course

Teaching methods

The programme has a strong emphasis on developing professional and transferable skills required by all industry sectors. These skills will be enhanced through group discussions, problem based learning and case study scenario.

You will be taught via a combination of knowledge sharing lectures and application based workshops. The Collaborative BIM project will also include a block delivery approach to facilitate collaborative real time experience.

Applied learning

The programme places great emphasis on practical application in the field, ensuring you are work-ready on graduation.

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Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on this programme include: examinations, presentations, assignments, essays, problem solving scenarios, projects and case study based tasks.

School facilities

What you can expect from your School

This programme is based in the City Campus. Besides well-equipped workshops, we have: a structural testing laboratory, a concrete laboratory, a radio frequency and microwave laboratory, a highways research laboratory, an industrial chemistry laboratory, a soil mechanics laboratory, hydraulics laboratory, surveying laboratory, light structure and materials laboratory, building information modelling (BIM) software and expertise and smart homes.


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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a related discipline 

        or 

  • an equivalent professional qualification with appropriate work experience

Additional information:

  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme

If you have any specific queries, please contact fetadmisssions@ljmu.ac.uk





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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

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Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

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Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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