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University of Portsmouth: Building Information Management

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Overview Building Information Modelling (BIM) is transforming the way we design, build and maintain modern structures. On this MSc Building Information Management, you'll master the software, technology and theories you need to keep up with this new industry standard. You'll also study construction law, finance and strategic project management, before bringing your learning together in a focused project of your own design.

With many countries, including the UK, mandating the use of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, there's a global demand for your skills. Not only will you be well-placed to secure a job in the AEC sphere, there's evidence that, as a BIM graduate, you could see a 40% improvement on your salary expectations. You'll also be set to follow careers in higher education, the arts, conservation or management.

You can start this course in October (full time, part time or part time by distance learning) or January (part time by distance learning only).

Accredited by: The University of Portsmouth holds CIOB Accredited Centre Status during the period 2022-2027 and MSc Building Information Management is a CIOB Accredited programme (subject to conditions) during the period 2022-2027, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Integrate data management and construction management with BIM design principles, using industry-standard software from Revit to AutoCAD, on one of the UK's longest-running university BIM courses

  • Learn from visiting professionals in BIM management organisations such as Sweco, AECOM and Hoare Lea, and attend University-organised networking events with the construction industry

Careers and opportunities As a graduate of this BIM degree, you'll be an ideal candidate for management roles in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

You'll have studied the mandatory BIM technologies, systems and software you'll be using in your career, such as Revit and Novisworks, and had access to networking opportunities through the University's connections to AEC professionals. ArchDaily finds that the understanding of BIM you'll develop on this course is worth a 40% salary boost in the sector, which it predicts will be worth $10.7 billion by 2026.

What can you do with a Building Information Management degree? Graduates typically go on to pursue careers in:

  • BIM Manager

  • BIM Coordinator

  • Digital lead

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • Mott Macdonald

  • Arcadis

  • Sweco


After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"[This course] has given me the opportunity to be a BIM Manager. I plan to work for at least a year in the UK after I finish my postgraduate study … after that I plan to have my own practice in the Dominican Republic, providing services I will learn through this course."

Giancarlo Beato, MSc Building Information Management


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