MSc Advanced Construction Technologies & BIM


The University of Strathclyde , Glasgow is inviting applications for its MSc Advanced Construction Technologies & BIM course starting in September 2022. The course has a January 2023 start as well.

The need for advanced technologies has become necessary to accomplish sustainable engineering projects, especially for the construction industry. Various Advanced Construction Technologies (ACT) have emerged over the last decades. With the development of Building Information Modelling, the future of construction will be transformed into a more digital industry.

Various Advanced Construction Technologies are now BIM compliant across stages such as:

  • preparation of the client brief
  • conceptual and detailed design
  • construction and operational

These developments have provided technical and management support to solve complex and multidisciplinary problems for all project stakeholders.

There is a unique opportunity for the next generation of graduates to become highly-skilled in this field and gain further advantages in a highly competitive job market. The construction industry stakeholders are in need of high-calibre and highly-competitive candidates with knowledge and skills in construction disciplines, Advanced Construction Technologies and Building Information Modelling.


Students will take taught modules and a group project in the first two semesters. MSc students then complete a dissertation project in a third semester.


Areas explored in the modules include:


principles and practices of Advanced Construction Technologies in the architecture/engineering/construction industry

new trends related to digital construction, Building Information Modelling, and construction technology


facilities management

construction management (processes, people, procurement)

project management (planning, financing, risk)


Field trips-Students will benefit from visiting various large construction sites to meet with Architecture/Engineering/Construction professionals working in projects and have the opportunity to explore how the obtained knowledge from the course is practised in real projects.


Eligibility – A first or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Engineering, Project management, or Quantity Surveying.


Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience.


IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5)


Fee- £20,000 for international students for 2022/23


Scholarship – a range of scholarships starting from £3,000 will be available for this programme.


For further information –  or contact : [email protected]