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Overview of the drivers, barriers and benefits of the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the UK construction sector.


Study Building Information Modelling at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This short course provides an overview of the BIM process, including its historical development and implications for design and construction teams. It provides detailed understanding of the BIM maturity levels and strategies to embrace the processes and technologies. The practical applications of the tools will be demonstrated and participants will develop a deep appreciation of the drivers and barriers to BIM implementation and develop some skills in using the software required to participate in the process.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

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About this course

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This course delivers an overview of the drivers, barriers and benefits of the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the UK construction sector. The theory covers all the commercial documentation that enables BIM work flows, whilst utilising existing contractual/ procurement routes, as well as experimental procurement paths being trialled within ‘early adopter’ projects. The classes are split into two hours computer lab + one hour lecture to facilitate hands on experience of the powerful BIM tools that are enabling 3D visualisation, 4D sequencing, 5D Quantity TakeOff and Estimating etc.

Successful completion of the course will position candidates as potential BIM Champions within their workplace organisation.

The course is aimed at graduate construction students/non-construction graduates working in the construction/property management sectors.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development PgDip/MSc Commercial Management in Construction PgDip/MSc Construction Business and Project Management


100% Coursework -A project based report of between 2500-4000 words.


This course requires attendance on Mondays 9.15am - 12.15pm during the 12 week semester (January to May) starting 30 January 2017.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 30 January 2017
How to apply


The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

How to apply

Start dates

  • 30 January 2017

Fees and funding

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Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at



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