Professional course BIM in Construction Operation

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Architecture and the Built Environment
5 days
Programme leader
Trina Ratcliffe-Pacheco

Page last updated 21 August 2020


Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations is fast becoming the industry standard approach to designing, analysing, and managing building lifecycle. 

BIM in Construction Operation looks at a range of BIM approaches and applications for construction planning and operations, including simulating construction schedules and logistics, buildability forecasting and clash detection.

Entry requirements

Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent), or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the course or assessment.

Careers / Further study

This module can be taken as a stand alone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Environment and Technology Awards:  BIM in Design, Construction and Operation; Building Surveying



On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate current practice in the use of BIM for construction operations;
2. Simulate construction schedules and logistics using BIM to communicate and evaluate project activities;
3. Apply BIM for buildability scenario forecasting, including interference management and clash detection;
4. Use BIM for construction system design;
5. Evaluate the role of BIM for site utilisation planning;
6. Critically analyse BIM for phase planning;
7. Assess collaborative practices in a multidisciplinary team;
8. Work as part of a team.

Learning and Teaching

The module is delivered by way of five study days for face to face teaching.
Recorded lectures and the use of email discussion groups of virtual learning
environments (VLEs) and other technology-aided means are also employed.


The module will be assessed through a practical skills assessment and a written report.


Study facilities

The University has excellent facilities, accessible to all students, as required; however, it is expected that much of the work will be carried out within the work environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This course runs once a year. The next module run is programmed for Spring/Summer 2021 and likely to follow the same delivery pattern: six one-day sessions scheduled over 12 weeks (every other Wednesday).

As an indication, the cost of this course was £625 UK/EU and £1083 for International participants in the last academic year, so there might be a small increase for 2021.

Exact course dates, updated fees and online booking forms will be published here in early September 2020. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once dates are available.

How to apply

How to apply

As this module carries university accreditation, once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university.

  • An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
  • A brief personal statement to support your application
  • A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
  • A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
  • If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage regarding required levels for study

On acceptance onto the module, you will be registered onto our student system to give you access to university resources, including the library and your module BlackBoard site where course materials and pre-reading/work will be posted.

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For further information

  • Email: For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, assessments, submissions, etc. please contact the Programme Leader directly: For queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. fees, etc. please contact us using the on-line enquiry form or phone number below.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86304