Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £4,650 *
International Fees £7,800 *
Alumni Discount See details
Duration 1 year

* Price per academic year

Course summary

The Building Information Management Postgraduate Diploma course is ideal for those looking to gain a greater understanding of Building Information Management, who don't wish to study for the full Masters course

The philosophy of the Building Information Management course reflects the increasingly digital, multi-disciplinary and integrated nature of project delivery, influenced by the demand from governments and clients for greater efficiencies on construction projects. These efficiencies can be gained from more accurate prototyping, simulation, costing, planning, design, production and operation, and will be an output of sound information management and data input to Building Information Modelling (BIM) software.

The unique nature of Westminster's Building Information Management courses is the focus on 'Management', which will create professionals who are able to manage the whole construction process and the information associated with this.

The future construction professional requires knowledge and understanding of building information management, as well as how an integrated project team will take a project from inception to completion. Collaborative working and co-ordinated information exchange will increase the efficiency of project delivery and asset performance, leading to better sustainability over the building lifecycle and a satisfied client. This building information management approach is a strategic view of integrated project delivery that encompasses both the demand side (client) and supply side (consultants, contractors and suppliers).

The Building Information Management Postgraduate Diploma is mainly aimed at graduates who are already in construction-related employment and who aspire to senior positions in their field. The course aims to provide a challenging, stimulating and professionally relevant course of study which is directly related to the effective management of construction projects.

The course aims to offer learners flexible access to the core content, whilst still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. This is achieved through the use of a 'blended learning' approach.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

You will take modules totalling 120 credits as follows:

  • Building Information Management and  Integrated Practice (40 Credits)
  • Procurement (20 Credits)
  • Work-based learning / Project Module (40 Credits)
  • Plus one other option module from the Building Information Management MSc course (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the full-time course should typically have a minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area such as construction, architecture or civil engineering or a minimum Lower Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area, and be in, or have been in, relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity. 

Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/ or professional interview, and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience.

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Applicants to the full-time course should typically have a minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area such as construction, architecture or civil engineering or a minimum Lower Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area, and be in, or have been in, relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity.

Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/ or professional interview, and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience. 

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Careers

Many of our students have already started on a career path in the construction industry. Whether they are architects, interior designers, surveyors, engineers, construction managers or property developers, what they have in common is that they aspire to move to more senior management positions in the construction industry. Some wish to become Chartered Surveyor or Chartered Builders.

Many of our students are employed or are taking sabbatical years from their work, however, others who are not employed have quickly found employment with major consultants and contractors including companies such as Turner and Townsend and Mace.

Virtually all of our staff have previously worked in the construction industry and therefore have well-established network of links with the construction industry and the professional bodies throughout London and the UK.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

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Les Lismore

Westminster acts as a hub for prospective employers to get to know the students. There are regular career fairs and organised events to link students to firms, so there is a strong connection between the University and the industry. The University is well-respected in the industry and, given the cutting-edge approach Westminster takes to education, I feel that reputation will continue to grow.

Ignacio Diaz-Maroto Rivas

Ignacio Diaz-Maroto Rivas

The University has been at the forefront of the construction industry and has been one of the first institutions in the capital to provide a BIM MSc course. This was exactly the course I wanted to attend. Even with high expectations, I have been pleasantly surprised. Westminster has provided me with knowledge and skills that are sought-after in the market place. I now feel I have an edge over my industry peers.

What employers say

“Understanding the concepts and culture behind a collaborative, data rich BIM environment is becoming one of the key skills required by employers; courses that address this will provide students with a significant advantage in the future work environment.”

Robert Klaschka, Director, Studio Klaschka

“The role of Information Management in the built environment has the potential to become the key position within the professional team. It will enable collaboration and generate value throughout all the phases of a project life cycle. Therefore, for clients and owners the role has enormous value; having well-qualified professionals with demonstrable and validated skills will be paramount. Westminster’s Building Information Management MSc is structured with this ambitious role in mind.”

David Miller, Director, David Miller Architects

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £4,650 (Price per academic year)

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about postgraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

International tuition fee: £7,800 (Price per academic year)

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page.

Funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

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