Study Patterns: MSc Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration (BIM) (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MSc Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration (online) programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need to select and study for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. 

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. 

BIM and Project Collaboration, MSc (online) - standard (3 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

nD BIM – Costing, Project Planning and Design Management
(7AZ506)
20 credits
Year 2 Sustainable Design Analysis and Simulation
(7AZ503)
20 credits

Advanced Parametric Design, Customisation and Visualisation
(7AZ507)
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits
Year 3 Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules: Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management (7BU504); Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management (7ME524)

BIM and Project Collaboration, MSc (online) - accelerated (2 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

BIM and Integrated Project Collaboration
(7AZ505)
20 credits

Sustainable Design Analysis and Simulation
(7AZ503)
20 credits

Research Methods, Application and Evaluation (Taught PG)
(7TE510)
10 credits

Environmental Risk and Responsibility
(7TE513)
10 credits

Advanced Parametric Design, Customisation and Visualisation
(7AZ507)
20 credits

PnD BIM – Costing, Project Planning and Design Management
(7AZ506)
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits
Year 2 Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued
Independent Scholarship (Technology)
(7ME525)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules: Project Planning Value Engineering and Risk Management (7BU504); Continuing Professional Development and Strategic Management (7ME524)