Digital Innovation Built Asset Management MSc

London, Bloomsbury

The programme offers a unique educational experience for professionals looking to use cutting-edge techniques in the management of built assets. Our focus is wide, but targeted, and touches on many aspects of building better places and spaces, from design and construction through to facilities management, operation and maintenance.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£21,200
£10,600
Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£35,000
£17,500
Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Applications open

Entry requirements

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

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The digital realm offers solutions to some of society's biggest problems - but there is often a knowledge gap that prevents its power from being harnessed. This MSc draws on digital advances such as building information modelling, smart cities, big data and internet of things, to help close that gap through the management of built assets and shape a better world.

Who this course is for

This MSc is particularly suitable for students from a range of built environment backgrounds, including: facilities managers, asset managers, architects, designers, civil engineers and construction managers. The Programme will also be of interest to those with a more general management background. 

What this course will give you

This MSc has been developed in collaboration with high-profile organisations and individuals from across the built environment sector.

The process of creating the MSc was industry-led from the start - our connections ensure it remains at the cutting edge.

Located in London, The Bartlett is at the heart of a large cluster of creative management, architecture and engineering firms, next to the UK's seat of government and finance and has all the resources of a world city to hand. It offers unrivalled networking opportunities, with alumni in many of the major firms in London, who often give lectures to students and appear at networking events.

The Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.

The foundation of your career

Employability

The programme is forward-thinking, meaning the techniques learned will be relevant not just today or tomorrow, but for the infrastructure owners and operators, companies engaged in strategic and operational facilities and asset management, design consultants and academic researchers shaping our digital future.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of formal and interactive lectures, workshops and talks from visiting speakers.

Assessment is through coursework, essays, group projects, presentations and the dissertation.

 

In terms 1 and 2 full-time students can typically expect between 8 and 15 contact hours per teaching week through lectures, workshops and tutorials. In term 3 students will be completing their own dissertation research, keeping regular contact with their dissertation supervisors.

Outside of lectures full-time students typically study the equivalent of a full-time job, using their remaining time for self-directed study and completing coursework assignments.

Modules

As a full time student you will start the first term by looking at Building Information Modelling and Data Analysis as part of the asset management process. You will also look at how Space and Services Management fit into the overall facility and asset management systems. In term 2 you will examine some of the wider principles of asset and facility management as well as looking at how professionals operate in the digital world of collaborative practice. Whilst we recommend project and business management modules, your optional module choices from across the Faculty of the Built Environment will enable you to focus on particular aspects of practice that you find of interest. Your dissertation is the opportunity to explore an area of interest with a personal tutor in great depth to uncover new information through the research process.

As a part time student you will study 4 taught modules per year over 2 years but ending with the dissertation in your second year final term. The modules studied will be the same as those for full time students and you will study alongside them at each stage.

As a Modular Flexible student you have a maximum of 5 years to complete all of the 8 taught modules and the research dissertation. You will study each module alongside full and part time students.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Digital Innovation Built Asset Management.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: MSc/MRes Urban Spatial Science Q&A

Join us for a virtual open day presentation and Q&A for prospective students interested in our MSc/MRes programmes in Urban Spatial Science at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. Programme leaders Dr Andrew Maclachlan and Dr Duncan Smith will introduce the degrees and be on call to answer any questions you may have. A current student will also be present to discuss their experience of CASA and life at UCL.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: MSc Development Administration & Planning

This will be an opportunity for prospective DAP students around the world to meet staff, tutors, and alumni, understand the programme, ask questions about the application process (what to look for in an application), discover what the programme offers beyond the curriculum and learn about its future prospects. This event will be crucial for prospective students to make an informed decision about pursuing postgraduate studies at the DPU.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £21,200 £10,600
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000 £17,500

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc. on this programme, please get in touch with the Programme Administrator, Ms Maya Romic, by e-mailing m.romic@ucl.ac.uk or telephoning  +44 20 7679 9627.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Any additional funding available from The Bartlett School of Sustainable Constructiont and the Built Environment Faculty Office are advertised on the respective websites.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management at graduate level
  • why you want to study Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this 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.

What do you consider to be one of your key strengths that is relevant to the MSc in Digital Innovation in Built Asset Environment? (up to 300 words) Tells us about an experience that helped you develop this strength in the past and why and how the MSc in Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management will help you develop it in the future (up to 300 words)

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2023-2024

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