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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Construction Project Management with Building Information Modelling

Academic Year: 2019/20

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc (PGDip/PGCert as exit awards only)
Programme title MSc Construction Project Management with Building Information Modelling
Programme code CVPT22 / CVPT23
Length of programme Full Time: 1 year; Part-time: typically 2 years
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:13:28 BST

1. Programme Aims

A1. To provide a high quality educational experience that develops and sustains students' knowledge of building information modelling and project management in the construction industry 

A2. To facilitate the development of students’ skillset relating to construction management and modelling of built environment assets including energy efficiency and lifecycle costs 

A3. To provide the opportunity to learn how to effectively use modelling software tools.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2014) Part A: Setting and Maintaining Academic Standards: The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies, QAA, Gloucester. 
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2015) Subject Benchmark Statement: Master’s Degree in Business and Management, QAA, Gloucester. 
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2015) Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, QAA, Gloucester 
  • Engineering Council (2014) The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes: UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competencies, The Engineering Council, 
  • The Education Framework for Masters Degree Programmes by the CIOB (2010) contains Learning Outcomes under the categories of Generic Outcomes, Skills, Dissertation, Construction Environment, and Construction Technology. 
  • The Global Accreditation policy and processes by the RICS (July 2018, draft v.8) 
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2015) Characteristics Statement: Master's Degree.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

K1. The principles of advanced design and construction and the contemporary methods and processes used to manage complex temporary multiple organisations (projects)

K2. Digital design and management of complex intelligent buildings

K3. The principles and application of advanced Information Modelling for construction project management

K4. The fundamentals of research, research methods and the processes of research

K5. Management of costs and value in construction

K6. Building performance evaluation and energy efficiency methods and approaches

K7. Professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

C1. Critically evaluate building performance demands and solutions

C2. Critically analyse disparate forms of relevant literature to inform ability to solve problems

C3. Independently use research and writing skills to articulate arguments, choices and findings from executing research

C4. Design and appraise information models of building

C5. Critically appraise design & project management approaches for construction

C6. Integrate knowledge of design & management with information modelling

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

P1. Use and apply contemporary software for modelling and management of information within projects including Employer’s Information Requirements and BIM Execution Planning

P2. Use a range of decision support tools and management skills to provide solution for projects

P3. Apply Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) to construction project designs and management decisions

P4. Collect and critically analyse information and data for advanced design and project management

P5. Synthesize relevant information to develop arguments and positions around contemporary subject specific problems and issues

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

T1. Communicate using a variety forms including reports, essays, presentations and critiques

T2. Collate and critically review data and present findings

T3. Independently conduct research

T4. Work effectively as a team member to achieve goals

T5. Explore and solve complex problems

T6. Interact and liaise effectively with staff, colleagues and industrial contacts

T7. Effectively manage own time within a team environment

4. Programme structure

Outline structure for Full-Time study

SEMESTER ONE

Compulsory modules

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP319

Research Methods (C)

15

CVP323

Principles of Project Management (C)

15

CVP320

Principles and Application of BIM (C)

15

CVP308

Digital Buildings in a Global Design Context (C)

15

 

SEMESTER TWO

Compulsory modules

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP324

Design Management (C)

15

CVP325

Sustainability in the Built Environment (C)

15

CVP335

Federated BIM (C)

15

 Option modules* – choose one 

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP326

Management of Construction Processes and Techniques (O)

15

CVP328

Strategic Management for Construction and Engineering (O)

15

CVP329

People and Teams (O)

15

CVP330

Construction Law and Contract Management (O)

15

CVP312

Daylight Design and Simulation (O)

15

*All optional module choice is subject to availability and timetabling

  

SEMESTER 1, SEMESTER 2 AND SUMMER PERIOD 

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP332

Research Dissertation (C)

60

 

 

Outline structure for Part-Time Study 

YEAR 1: SEMESTER 1

Compulsory modules

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP323

Principles of Project Management (C)

15

CVP320

Principles and Application of BIM (C)

15

  

YEAR 1: SEMESTER 2

Compulsory modules

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP324

Design Management (C)

15

CVP325

Sustainability in the Built Environment (C)

15

 

YEAR 2: SEMESTER 1

Compulsory modules

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP319

Research Methods (C)

15

CVP308

Digital Buildings in a Global Design Context (C)

15

 

 YEAR 2: SEMESTER 2

Compulsory module

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP335

Federated BIM (C)

15

 

YEAR 2: SEMESTER 2

Option module*, choose one

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP326

Management of Construction Processes and Techniques (O)

15

CVP328

Strategic Management for Construction and Engineering (O)

15

CVP329

People and Teams (O)

15

CVP330

Construction Law and Contract Management (O)

15

CVP312

Daylight Design and Simulation (O)

15

*All optional module choice is subject to availability and timetabling

 

YEAR 3: SEMESTER 1, SEMESTER 2 AND SUMMER PERIOD

Compulsory module

Mod Code

Title

Weight

CVP332

Research Dissertation (C)

60

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements set out in Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not applicable.

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