May 02

18 Universities which offer BIM, CAD Modelling and Building Design in the Quantity Surveying Curriculum

18 Quantity Surveying Courses which include BIM, CAD Modelling and Building Design

UK Universities with BIM in Quantity Surveying Course

BIM is the future of quantity surveying, especially the measurement and quantification part. More and more organizations in the construction industry are beginning to realize the power of a 3D Model based estimating system that automatically generates quantities from 3D CAD digital drawings. More benefits are realized when the 3D Model resides on a BIM system where it’s constantly updated with the latest specifications from various specialist professionals in the project team who comprise the architect, structural engineer, building contractor, site reticulation engineer, environmental planner, the owner and other people who are involved or interested in the project. Connect the BIM system to a costing solution and you have a complete automated system for producing cost estimates and Bills of Quantities.

A large part of the future is about automation, existing systems and practices are constantly evolving as new technologies are discovered. BIM is an innovative technology for project team collaboration that is now part of the curriculum of most universities in the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. The Faculty of the Built Environment in most modern UK universities offers BIM as part of the course structure in Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Civil Engineering and other courses.

Some institutions of higher learning such as the London South Bank University (LSBU) have a dedicated BIM centre or hub which is used for developmental, experimental and learning purposes.

Due to the importance of BIM in the modern construction industry, it is necessary for a quantity surveying student to choose a university/technical college which offers Building Information Modelling in the curriculum. With the gradual but increasing adoption of this collaboration system, it is highly likely that in the future you may encounter BIM in one of the projects in your career.

The following is a list of 17 UK universities which offer Building Information Modelling in the QS undergraduate program:

List of UK Universities with BIM Focused Quantity Surveying Courses

London South Bank University – Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) *** LSBU is helping transform the construction industry through its Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre

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Ulster University – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons) *** BIM Fundamentals, Level 2 BIM, Level 3 BIM

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University of Huddersfield – Surveying (Quantity Surveying) BSc(Hons) 2017-18  ***Construction Modelling, BIM, Digital Tech, Lean Construction, Arch Technology and Design

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University of Derby – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management *** CAD, BIM for Quantity Surveying

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Heriot Watt University – Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) *** Construction Modelling, Design, eConstruction, Design Project

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Sheffield Hallam University – Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) ***CAD, BIM software

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University of Reading – BSc Quantity Surveying*** Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Sustainability

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Birmingham City University – Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) ***BIM and Innovative Practice

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Coventry University – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons) *** 6 Hours a Week of CAD or Drawing Studio each week.

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Liverpool John Moores University – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying *** Building Information Technologies (BIM)

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University of Pretoria – BSc Quantity Surveying *** Building Information Modeling, Construction Innovation

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University of Wolverhampton – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying*** Use of IT skills for data management including BIM both for Civil and building.Exposure to QS specialist software packages e.g. REVIT/ CAD/ Costx/ QSPro

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University of Greenwich – Quantity Surveying HND *** Building Design and Maintenance, Computer Aided Design, Environmental Design

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Leeds Beckett University – Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) *** Collaborative Working Applications, Emerging Trends in Technological Development, especially BIM

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UCLAN – University of Central Lancashire – Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) *** Project Management and BIM

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UHI – University of the Highlands and Islands – Quantity Surveying HND***CAD 2DI, Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing

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UWTSD – University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Quantity Surveying BSc,HND and HNC ***Building Information Modelling and CAD

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Oxford Brookes University – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons) *** Building Information Modelling (BIM), Procedures of Building Design, Introduction to Building Design and Construction

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University of Westminster – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc Honours *** Building Design & Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Design and Construction

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South African Universities

University of Pretoria – BSc Quantity Surveying *** Building Information Modeling, Construction Innovation

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