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BIM in Design Co-ordination

Course Details

Course/Module Code



23-24 Assessed 15 Credits


23-24 Non-Assessed


23-24 Assessed 15 Credits International


23-24 Non-Assessed International


Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : UWE Module open to CPD applications



Attendance days for the course

Tuesday - 21 May 2024FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - 04 June 2024FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - 18 June 2024FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - 02 July 2024FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - 16 July 2024FRENCHAY CAMPUS09:30 - 17:30




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



Careers/further study

This module can be taken as a standalone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Environment and Technology Awards: MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design Construction and Operations and MSc Construction Project Management. 


  • BIM and the design process 
  • Design information workflow 
  • Work-sharing of design information 
  • Collaborative practices at the design stage
  • Generation, reviewing, analysis, simulation, and co-ordination of design information 
  • Role of BIM in predicting and providing solutions at design stages 
  • Interoperability issues in design data exchange
  • Role of BIM in predicting and solving construction, safety, environmental performance, and maintenance issues at the design stage
  • New directions and developments in BIM enabled design process. 


For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, assessments, submissions, etc. please contact the Programme Leader directly (Trina.Ratcliffe-Pacheco@uwe.ac.uk). For queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. fees, etc. please contact us using the enquire now link above or phone number below.

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. 

If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your valid passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us for further advice. 

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. 


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

By completing the module BIM in Design Co-ordination, you will develop an advanced understanding of BIM approaches for retrieving, analysing and integrating information to aid decision-making, and using appropriate BIM tools.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  • Critically evaluate current practice in the use of BIM throughout the various stages of the design process 
  • Analyse the wider range of BIM processes and tools and select appropriate solutions, recognising the importance of communication, coordination of design information 
  • Apply BIM tools for generation, reviewing, analysis, simulation, and co-ordination of design information 
  • Recognise the benefits of BIM to support distributed work processes, with multiple team members working on the same project
  • Apply work sharing methods and techniques of design information
  • Assess collaborative practices in a multidisciplinary team

Learning and Teaching

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

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment. Our online learning environments deliver an integrated learning experience to you and you also have access to a vast number of professional and academic journals and databases online through the UWE Bristol library. 

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


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