List of Quantity Surveying Courses / Universities with BIM, CAD Modelling and Building Design in the 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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