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Birmingham City University: Digital Construction

Institution Birmingham City University
Department School of Engineering and the Built Environment View department profile
Study type Taught


The new course of MSc in Digital Construction aims to provide a platform for built environment professionals to improve or further develop their digital competency, awareness and practical skills that support them to cope with the ever-changing technological advancements. The course also acts as a bridge for those coming from other educational backgrounds and particularly computer science and are interested to join the built environment world.

What's covered in this course?

The MSc Digital Construction is built on five main areas of knowledge: Digital Transformation, Integrated Processes, Innovation, Smart Production and Decision-making.

Digital Transformation: through Information System lenses, we will provide you with knowledge and understanding on role of Information Systems and Technology within organisations shedding the light on a range of techniques that support formulating an effective strategy for digital transformation.

Integrated Processes: reflecting on best practice of employing integrated processes across different built environment disciplines, we will pave knowledge and practice of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) as one of the integrated processes on real-life projects.

Innovation: extending on integrated processes, you will be exposed to different innovative solutions that can be applied during and after building delivery, and how they can be used to improve overall building performance and management.

Smart Production: with the continual evolvement of engineering and manufacturing processes within the construction industry, we cover knowledge and understanding about different approaches primarily through lean principles toward achieving smart production.

Decision-making: with the expansion of integrating technology-based solutions within the built environment, the value of understanding data/information in informing different decisions across the whole life cycle is becoming inevitable. Through interdisciplinary expertise, we will provide you with an insight into different computing-based areas to equip you with robust knowledge on synthesis of the data to optimise different aspects with in the built environment.


Birmingham City University
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment comprises two schools with a shared vision to create a powerful centre of technological excellence and innovation, and to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the workplace and contribute to the wider society.

As an institution, we have invested £340 million in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. In 2022, STEAMhouse, a brand new £70 million facility will become the new home to our Computing and Digital Technology students. This unique …

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