University of Liverpool: Building Information Modelling

InstitutionUniversity of Liverpool
Department School of Architecture View department profile
Study type Taught


In today’s tough economic climate the construction industry faces ever more challenges to become more efficient and integrated. At the forefront of the response to such challenges is the increasing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Building Information Modelling is a comprehensive, integrated and efficient approach to design and construction that builds on both architectural knowledge and technological progress. By the drafting, analysis and use of intelligent models, BIM drives the production of more accurate and effective building plans.

This MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) programme has been developed for students or practitioners from architecture, engineering or construction professions seeking to develop skills in the theory and practice of BIM in design and construction.

The teaching is primarily research led supplemented by lectures, seminars and projects from leading professionals and researchers in the field.

In addition to core modules of research based skills development, you can select between modules in Sustainability, Digital Architecture and Project Management.

Semester 1
Theory of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery (30 credits)
Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication (15 credits)
Managing Collaborative Workflows for BIM (15 credits)
Semester 2
nD Modelling and Interoperability in BIM environment (30 credits)
BIM-Enabled Sustainable Design (15 credits)
Research Methodology (15 credits)
Semester 3
Thesis (Dissertation, Design by Research or Design) (60 credits)


University of Liverpool
Liverpool School of Architecture


The Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool was established in 1894, and was the first UK university to award a RIBA-accredited degree in Architecture. Today, we are ranked 11th in the UK for Architecture (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and 9th for our research, with 40% of publications rated as being of ‘world-leading’ quality (REF 2014).  

As one of the UK's premier centres for architectural research and education, we are proud of our long tradition and position in the world of Architecture, both ...

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