Geoinformatics for Building Information Modelling MSc

Options: PG Diploma



Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

This programme will educate students in the geometric and semantic aspects of BIM and the integrated management of geospatial and BIM-related data. This includes principles of surveying, 3D reality capture, a general overview of technologies related to mapping sciences, geo-information science and 3D geometric modelling.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting environment. Students have the advantages of studying in a multi-disciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated at the heart of London.

Through its research collaborations the department is in close contact with key industry leaders such as Arup, SKANSKA and Autodesk. Through these contacts it has been possible to verify the industry's need for the exact skills this training will provide.

The department is seeking accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for this new programme.


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time one year) is offered

Core Modules

  • Applied Building Information Modelling
  • Data Analysis
  • GIS Principles and Technology
  • Mapping Science
  • Principles and Practices of Surveying
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Terrestrial Data Acquisition

Options

  • Either Survey Project or Image Understanding

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical exercises, and involvement in projects. Assessment is through written examination, coursework and project work.

Further details available on subject website:


Scholarships available for this department

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme   (CSSS)

This scholarship is to assist prospective Master's students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. Students must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country and must hold the equivalent of a UK first- or upper second-class undergraduate degree. Students must have applied to study one of the 10 eligible Master's programmes. Students must return to their home country on completion of their degree.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

For prospective Master's students from the Nigerian Delta States. Students must be applying for the Chemical Process Engineering MSc, the Civil Engineering MSc or the Mechanical Engineering MSc, and must not have aleady had the chance of studying in the UK or another developed country. Students must not be current or former employees of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Ltd, or be a the relative of a current employee, and must intend to return to Nigeria after completion of the degree. These awards are based on intellectual ability and leadership potential.

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Founded in 1976 by Dr K.K. Gupta as a memorial to Mr R.C. Vaughan who was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1940 to 1952

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds e.g. geomatics, civil engineering, architecture and quantity surveying who wish to develop the skills necessary for careers in building information modelling.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Geoinformatics for Building Information Modelling at graduate level
  • why you want to study Geoinformatics for Building Information Modelling at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Career

Graduates are likely to find work on UK government construction projects and also with international corporations.

Employability

Given the massive demand which will shortly exist both in the UK and internationally for BIM-trained graduates, career prospects are vast.


Next steps

Contact

Dr Jan Boehm

T: +44 (0)20 3108 1036

Department

Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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