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Note for COVID Start: A start date of 27th September, but this is an online preparatory course which will get them ready for their studies and allow them to meet teachers and course mates virtually. Face to face will start on 19th Oct but they will have until 9th Nov to join. There is a blended learning approach with access to facilities and face to face seminars and group work, but large lectures will be online, but this allows them to access learning when its suites them.This course offers
Note for COVID Start: A start date of 27th September, but this is an online preparatory course which will get them ready for their studies and allow them to meet teachers and course mates virtually. Face to face will start on 19th Oct but they will have until 9th Nov to join. There is a blended learning approach with access to facilities and face to face seminars and group work, but large lectures will be online, but this allows them to access learning when its suites them.
This course offers you the chance to cover new ground and be at the forefront of this exciting, emerging discipline using a combination of theory and real-life practice. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations is fast becoming the industry standard approach to designing, analysing, and managing building lifecycle. On this course you will learn a holistic approach to everything from design and construction to maintenance, operation, and sustainability from industry and research experts using state-of-the-art BIM software. You will also benefit from regular talks from BIM experts and close links to the industry and BIM Regional Hub: South West. A unique feature of this course is that you have the opportunity to be placed with a company to deliver a BIM Organisational Strategy and a BIM Implementation Plan. You will also provide companies with BIM research that has real business value producing an organisational strategy and implementation plan to ensure their BIM is aligned with business strategy. You will then research a BIM-related topic of your choice in-depth for your dissertation.
It is challenging, as we cover a lot of ground, and prepare you in all aspects of BIM, so you are better equipped for employment. To do this we split the course, so its half theory and half practice, using the latest modelling and management, analysis and visualisation tools. You will learn to understand the complete building lifecycle, exploring innovative sustainable and collaborative practices in building information modelling and management, and examine a range of existing and emerging BIM issues.
This course is designed to create the next generation of BIM leaders ready to work with technical professionals on project teams. It's highly relevant to architects, project managers, and construction professionals. Professionals with BIM expertise and knowledge are increasingly sought after in industry, academia, training and consultancy, and this course can lead to a variety of career options, including BIM Designers, BIM Managers and Digital Engineers. Other linked careers include teaching and research in further and higher education, training, and consultancy such as BIM Modelling Services.
UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions regardless of the subject of their undergraduate degree. These include taught and research courses, and online programmes in a variety of subjects including biomedical science, animation, health psychology, and wildlife filmmaking.
Students enjoy their time at UWE Bristol, which is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2019).
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