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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15600

All study options

About Advanced Construction Technologies & BIM at Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

The need for advanced technologies has become necessary to accomplish sustainable engineering projects, especially for the construction industry. Various Advanced Construction Technologies (ACT) have emerged over the last decades. With the development of Building Information Modelling, the future of construction will be transformed into a more digital industry.

Various Advanced Construction Technologies are now BIM compliant across stages such as:

  • preparation of the client brief
  • conceptual and detailed design 
  • construction and operational

These developments have provided technical and management support to solve complex and multidisciplinary problems for all project stakeholders. 

There is a unique opportunity for the next generation of graduates to become highly-skilled in this field and gain further advantages in a highly competitive job market. The construction industry stakeholders are in need of high-calibre and highly-competitive candidates with knowledge and skills in construction disciplines, Advanced Construction Technologies and Building Information Modelling. 

You'll study

This is a multidisciplinary course that aims to develop the knowledge, practical, and personal skills of graduates to work in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry and to develop further research skills related to AEC fields. The course enables practitioners to gain access to a theoretical base and to appraise current and future strategies in Advanced Construction Technologies and Building Information Modelling.

Students will take taught modules and a group project in the first two semesters. MSc students then complete a dissertation project in a third semester.

Areas explored in the modules include:

  • principles and practices of Advanced Construction Technologies in the architecture/engineering/construction industry
  • new trends related to digital construction, Building Information Modelling, and construction technology
  • sustainability 
  • facilities management
  • construction management (processes, people, procurement)
  • project management (planning, financing, risk)

Open Access

Open Access modules are offered on individual modules from the MSc programme. Compulsory taught modules are delivered intensively and are accessible to part-time students and as stand-alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) options or gradually built towards a qualification.

Open Access students may transfer onto a part-time MSc or PgDip programme to complete their studies (subject to a maximum period of time).

Guest lecturers/speakers

You'll benefit from a large number of government, local authority and industry partners, who'll lecture on up-to-date current practices, with diverse point of views.

Field trips

You'll benefit from visiting various large construction sites to meet with Architecture/Engineering/Construction professionals working in projects and have the opportunity to explore how the obtained knowledge from the course is practiced in real projects.

Facilities

Studios 

There are two fully-networked design studios; one dedicated to student self-study, the other to interactive design teaching.

Library

In addition to the main University library, we have our own, on-site, reference library. Our collection is developed in direct response to the teaching delivered in the department. 

Workshop 

A full range of hand and portable power tools are available (complete with instruction).

PC Lab 

Our lab computers have the main applications required for the course. We also offer plotter printing, scanning and laser cutting services.

Find out more about the full range of facilities we have on offer.

Teaching staff

The academic staff:

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 15600
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study8 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

2018/19

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Open Access modules are offered on individual modules from the MSc programme, which can be taken as stand-alone CPD options or gradually built towards a qualification.

Scotland/EU

  • £7,800

Rest of UK

  • £9,250

International

  • £15,600

How can I fund my course?

Scottish students

Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

English students

Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs. 

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Entry requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Engineering, Project management, or Quantity Surveying.

Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit International Study Centre and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

English Language Requirements: IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

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