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Dip (PD) Building Information Modelling Project Management

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

Dip (PD) Building Information Modelling Project Management

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

ARC-PD-BI

UCAS Code

JACS Code

K100 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree, or above (in line with current School regulations), in a relevant Science, Engineering, Management, or Social Science discipline (such as Geography, Business, Pharmaceutical, Mechanical, Aerospace), or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Sufficient, relevant and recognised prior learning (RPL) is also taken into account in line with recommendations from Academic Affairs and Admissions. Experience and professional status will also be taken into account.

Applicants who are non‐EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
*Taken within the last 2 years.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Natural and Built Environment

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Architectural Technology (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

CIOB

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 10-07-17

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor David Boyd

Birmingham City University

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

Students are not permitted to transfer onto this programme from another programme after the second week of semester one.

Students who meet the requirements of the MSc programme at the first attempt, may be invited by the School Exam board, to transfer to the MSc and submit a research dissertation.

Students who have taken an optional module from the programme during their under graduate pathway, cannot repeat the module or carry the credit forward.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

Develop practical and professional skills in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Building Information Modelling in the context of Project Management within the built environment

Develop a holistic approach by integrating the technical aspects and underlying knowledge of Building Information Modelling through design, engineering and construction with financial, legal, IT, commercial leadership and managerial skills of business administration in the management of simple to complex projects from project conception through to construction, operation and maintenance

Develop critical and analytical problem solving skills across a broad range of Building Information Modelling orientated transferable skills that relate to information technology, computing support systems, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations and interactions to prepare graduates for employment within the remit of project managers with a working knowledge of the BIM process and underlying capabilities

Develop the ability to apply appropriate theoretical and practical management methods under the remit of Building Information Modelling practices and procedures, to provide support analysis and solutions to design, engineering and construction problems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The capability to plan, conduct, present and report a major independent research project in construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Further opportunity for the development of intellectual skills specifically for the programme is offered by individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework (individual and group submissions), and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
Assessment is made using an array of unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Understand and apply mitigating measures to counteract the risks/impacts of construction projects in the context of construction project management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework (individual and group submissions), and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, paying particular attention to digital information development and exchange

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Further opportunity for the development of intellectual skills specifically for the programme is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework (individual and group submissions), and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
Assessment is made using an array of unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses; both theoretically and in practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ intellectual skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, directed reading, problem-solving scenarios and student presentations.
Further opportunity for the development of intellectual skills specifically for the programme is offered by the individual and independent research project work. The range of topics covered in the program will develop the student’s ‘problem solving skills’ to a high level and help them to think in new and imaginative ways to solve difficult real life problems on construction site and organisations.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework (individual and group submissions), and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Assessment is made using an array of unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Make effective use of both oral and written skills and be able to communicate effectively, both digitally and interpersonally, to both specialist and non‐specialist audiences within the context of information technology application.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.

Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

Competent in using Information Technology and computer skills e.g. Revit, Navisworks and other BIM related software, in addition to Microsoft Project, SPSS and other research methods software

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.

Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed indirectly.

The aptitude to learn and then apply that learning in the context of Project Management using Building Information Modelling.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.

Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly.

The aptitude to apply transferable skills in the context of Project Management using Building Information Modelling.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.

Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly.

Excel in the ability to work in a team and understand professional responsibilities, both in the context of project management and also in Building Information Modelling.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ transferable skills are developed through presentations exercises, student and tutor-led discussions, preparation for oral and written presentations, group-working exercises and the extended individual project.

Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are as practically assessed in the development of 3D intelligent models and supporting analysis. The development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly, in conjunction with the students ability to apply these principles in the context of project management.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment of the majority of the transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the degree pathway. Group-working and written and oral communication skills are assessed directly. Practical skills in the use of Information Technology are not formally assessed, although the development of IT skills are integral of the learning and teaching process underpinning the degree and are assessed directly.

Demonstrate independent judgment, autonomy, and personal responsibility in addressing potentially complex situations in professional or equivalent environments.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the case of individual research submissions, students will, with appropriate supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant Building Information Modelling Project Management area.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment will be on an various individual submissions throughout the programme.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

To develop practical and professional skills in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Building Information Modelling Project Management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups, founded on Building Information Modelling

To develop a holistic approach by integrating the technical abilities and underlying knowledge of Building Information Modelling in design, engineering and construction with financial, legal, IT, commercial leadership and managerial skills of business administration in the management of simple to complex projects from project conception to construction engineering and maintenance; and construction organisations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups, founded on Building Information Modelling

To develop critical and analytical problem solving skills across a broad range of subjects and transferable skills that relate to Building Information Modelling software applications, associated computing, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations and interactions to prepare graduates for employment within the project management profession, with a particular skillset in Building Information Modelling.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups, founded on Building Information Modelling

To develop the professional ability and underlying aptitude to apply appropriate theoretical and practical management methods underpinned using Building Information Modelling, in the analysis and solution of design, engineering and construction problems.

Professional managerial skills to organise and plan construction projects and manage project information within a digital and professional context.

Understand and apply the underlying theory in the management of the firm, including human resource issues, finance and accounting, and organizational issues in conjunction with IT based issues around interoperability, security, communication, etc.

Lead and work effectively with project teams and communicate in a variety of forms including digitally, orally and in writing.

Understanding the expectations of clients, developers, financiers, and investors in the project, including their needs when working in a digital environment.

Analyse corporate problems, design and implement strategies for change from 2D to 3D based processes.

Acquire investigative, analytical and reporting skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students’ acquisition of core knowledge and understanding is achieved primarily through independent study supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.In the case of the MSc independent Research Project students will, with appropriate Supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant CPM area. The research will include a review of research methodologies, a comprehensive literature review and the development of research questions to test their hypotheses in a social sciences research context. It will also discuss implications for practice within the construction industry.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups, founded on Building Information Modelling

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Integrate Building Information Modelling software methods and processes to find solutions to real problems in management of construction organisations and project sites.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through both directed and independent study, supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Analyse and solve problems using a multidisciplinary approach including both software and process based solutions, applying professional judgments to balance costs, time, quality benefits, safety and social and environmental impact.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through both directed and independent study, supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations, coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Integrate and critically evaluate information digitally, in writing and oral information, all while demonstrating practical project management acumen

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through both directed and independent study, supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Formulate and apply appropriate solutions based on both digital and management based results

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through both directed and independent study, supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Prepare technical reports and give technical presentations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through both directed and independent study, supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Use the scientific literature effectively.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student’s practical skills are developed through both directed and independent study, supported by lectures, tutorials and group work.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using unseen written examinations (where required), coursework, and in oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Plan, conduct and write-up a programme of original research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the case of the independent Research Project students will, with appropriate supervision, independently produce a structured research document with clear aims and objectives, stating hypotheses to be tested within a relevant Building Information Modelling Project Management area.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment is made using individually submitted coursework in a variety of modules.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Procurement and Contract Administration

CIV7082

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Construction Law 1: Contract Law, Tort and Evidence

CIV7067

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

0%

100%

Research Methods for Managers

CIV7069

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Project Co-Ordination, Planning and Control

CIV7071

7

10

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Strategic Management and BIM Integration

CIV7064

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Technical BIM Implementation

CIV7072

7

30

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Building Information Modelling in Practice

CIV7073

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Design Co-Ordination

CIV7068

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes