KB7038 - Integrated Building Information Modelling Project

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn and develop professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of architectural engineering and construction (AEC) projects which are building information modelling (BIM) enabled. In this module there is a strong emphasis on management of the design process to formulate project solutions. Themes that may be covered include management of the design process and the roles and responsibilities of actors involved in such project phases, further exploration of the background context of BIM, including a focus on its development and key issues such as parametric modelling, interoperability and information exchange processes, how to address the interaction and interface challenges faced by project teams and groups, and issues that affect collaborative project working including people, process, technologies and trust.

How will I learn on this module?

On this module the predominant form of activity will be project-based learning (PBL). Much of your work will require engagement in disciplinary, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary group interactions through your involvement on a simulated project. You will also learn through a combination of engaging, interactive methodologies and teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, academic staff-guided independent learning, independent student learning, and by engagement in technologically-enhanced learning (TEL). A directed study of textbooks will support formally scheduled teaching, PSRB reports and scholarly journal articles (hard copy or electronic), critical evaluation of case studies, problem-based learning, simulation and reflection exercises. Additional formally scheduled teaching approaches will include video presentations, peer group discussions and presentations. The module will also use an inter-disciplinary approach to the development of the syllabus and teaching resources.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Academic staff will provide guidance, 1-2-1 support (where possible), or use interactive asynchronous online peer support forums on the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) to support you in your studies. Academic staff will use guided independent learning activities, e.g., directed reading. You will supplement this structured support with independent learning activities.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Analyse the role of Building Information Modelling within the production management process.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Formulate solutions to design and production problems through a simulated project life cycle.
3. Justify and defend design or managerial choices made within the production process of a simulated project.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Apply disciplinary knowledge and multidisciplinary skill to overcome complex problems of practice and identify appropriate solutions.
5. Reflect upon learning achieved within integrated collaborative environments.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally-scheduled teaching sessions or digitally using the University’s VLE. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by one piece of coursework. Academic staff on the module will use the coursework to evaluate your ability to satisfy all the module’s learning outcomes. You will use the University’s VLE to submit your coursework. Academic staff on the module will use digital feedback tools to issue your feedback.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module will help you learn and develop professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of architectural engineering and construction (AEC) projects which are building information modelling (BIM) enabled. There is a strong emphasis on management of the design process to formulate solutions to project challenges. Key module content focuses on aspects of design management, communication, and collaboration on AEC projects and provides further background context of BIM. This learning will equip you with knowledge and skills valued by employers that will enable you to help deliver effective construction engineering projects in future practice.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 3 years distance learning
3 other options available

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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