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PgDip Building Information Modelling Project Management

Academic Year 2020/21

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Programme Title

PgDip Building Information Modelling Project Management

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

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

ARC-PD-BI

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100151

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

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Natural and Built Environment

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Architectural Technology (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

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

No

Programme Specific Regulations

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



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 in the table below refer to JBM AHEP3 LOs for Master’s degree (other than integrated degree):
SM Science and mathematics
A Engineering analysis
D Design
EL Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental context
P Engineering practice
G Additional general skills

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. (EL9M, SM8M, EA8M, D9M, EA5M, SM9M, G1m, G4m.)

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 coursework (individual and group submissions), and oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.
Assessment is made using 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. (EL10M, EL13M, EA7M, EA8M, EL8M, P9m, P11m)

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 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 (SM7M, EA7M, P12M, EL11M, P10m, D9M, D10M, D11M, EL12M)

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 coursework (individual and group submissions) and 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 (EA5m, SM7M, SM9M)

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 coursework (individual and group submissions) and oral presentations by both individuals and project groups.

Assessment is made using 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. (G1m, G2m, G3m, G4m)

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
(EA5m, EA7M, EA8M)

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.
EA5m, EA7M, EA8M)

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. (G1m, G2m)

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. (G4m, G2m, G3m, EL8M, EL12M, P11m)

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. (G1m, G2m, D9M, EA8M)

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. (SM7M, SM8M, EA5m, EA8M)

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 coursework and 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.
(D9M, D10M, EL8M, EL9M, EL10M, EL11M, EL12M, EL13M)

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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 coursework and 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.
(G1m, G2m, G3m, G4m)

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. (D10M, EL8M, EL9M, EL10M)

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. (EL10M, EL13M)

Lead and work effectively with project teams and communicate in a variety of forms including digitally, orally and in writing. (G1m, G2m, G3m, G4m)

Understanding the expectations of clients, developers, financiers, and investors in the project, including their needs when working in a digital environment. (EL9M)

Analyse corporate problems, design and implement strategies for change from 2D to 3D based processes. (EL9M, EL10M)

Understand and apply tools and techniques used to address sustainability issues during project development, and understand how in the context of sustainability, the international legal framework may affect project planning and development (EL2M, EL4M, EL5M, EL13M)

Comprehend the changing nature of digital developments in construction, understand emerging digital tools and ‘Industry 4.0’ (EA5M)

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. (EA7M, EL9M, D9M.

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. (EA7M, EL9M, D9M)

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 (EA8M, EA8M)

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 (EA7M)

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. (G1m)

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. (G1m, G2m, G3m)

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. (G1m, G2m, G3m)

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 %

Research Methods for Managers

ARC7068

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Project Co-Ordination, Planning and Control

ARC7076

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Technical BIM Implementation

ARC7079

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Building Information Modelling in Practice

ARC7078

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Project Planning for Sustainability

ARC7074

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Emerging Digital Technology

ARC7069

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Procurement, Contract Administration and Law

ARC7067

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes