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.
Covid-19 programme updates
Due to COVID-19, there may have been updates to this programme for the 2020 academic year. Where there has been an update, these are indicated with a red alert and a link which will provide further information.
Modes and duration
Full-time students study for 37.5 hours per week during term time. Typically, lectures and seminars occur on two days per week. Flexible mode students normally attend half this amount.
Tuition fees (2020/21)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.
A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English language requirements
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: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
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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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six compulsory modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management.
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.
- Service Operations Management (15 credits)
- Space and Workplace Management (15 credits)
- Principles of Building Information Modelling (15 credits)
- Introduction to Facility and Asset Management (15 credits)
- Spatial Databases and Data Management (15 credits)
- Digital Innovation: Collaborative Practice (15 credits)
- MSc Dissertation (60 credits)
While there are two recommended optional modules, the programme allows students to study any two available postgraduate modules from across The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. The availability of all optional modules is subject to demand.
- Strategic Projects and Quality Management (15 credits)
- Management Concepts for Facilities (15 credits)
Students undertake an original project based on research work which culminates in a 10,000-word dissertation.
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.
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 Construction and Project Management and the Built Environment Faculty Office are advertised on the respective websites.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.
- This scheme is now closed for 2020/21
- £15,000 (1 year)
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
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.
Why study this degree at UCL?
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 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.
Application and 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 £80 for online applications and £105 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
This MSc is suitable for students from a range of built environment backgrounds, including: architects, designers, civil engineers, construction managers, asset managers and facilities managers.
- 11 August 2020
- 11 August 2020
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
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.
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