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University of Brighton: Digital Construction

Institution University of Brighton View institution profile
Department School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering
Telephone 01273 644644
Study type Taught


The need for smart buildings, with improved reliability and performance and low environmental impact, has driven the industry to be more responsive to new and advanced technologies. Our Digital Construction MSc develops your understanding of digital technologies, so you can be part of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry’s digital transformation.

Learning with our course team of research-active experts you’ll evaluate and provide appropriate digital solutions throughout all stages of the building life cycle to ensure efficiency and sustainability from design to demolition.

You'll understand, manage and apply new and advanced technologies to industry’s current practice, including Building Information Modelling, robotics and automation, AR/VR, point-cloud scanning, AI and the Internet of Things.

Working closely with your supervisor you will undertake a substantial research or design project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. Option modules in areas including environmental sciences, built environment, energy and sustainability, complement your study.

Our well-established links with industry provide networking opportunities and shared insight of current industry trends from guest lecturers.


The University of Brighton has a community of around 3,000 postgraduate students from all over the world. We have three campuses in Brighton on the south coast of England - whichever campus you’re based at, you’ll be by the beach, beautiful countryside and within easy reach of London.

We’re also in the top 50 for graduate outcomes in the UK (Complete University Guide 2024).

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