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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 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). Eight modules totaling 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 assessment of coursework and presentations:

  • Building Information Modelling in Practice (10 CATS points)
  • Construction Law 1: Contract Law, Tort and Evidence (10 CATS points)
  • Emerging Digital Technology (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)

Each semester, there is approximately 144 hours of direct student contact with 288 hours of self-directed private study and coursework preparation required.

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.

Assessment

Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

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

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.

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.

Career Prospects

There are excellent career opportunities for our graduates as project managers, BIM coordinators, contract managers, BIM implementation managers, design managers, project architects, project engineers, planners, etc., within project management consultants, construction companies, property developers and government agencies, amongst others. Graduates are also well prepared for PhD research, which may lead to careers in research establishments and universities.

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/

Professional Accreditations

MSc (Technical and non-technical) This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information. The degree is accredited by - Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) The degree is in the process of gaining, but has not yet obtained, accreditation from the following: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Student Experience

The programme is also distinctive in that it is one of the few 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.

How to Apply

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


Visit the Building Information Modelling Project Management (MSc) page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!

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