What will I learn?
This programme will educate students in the geometric and semantic aspects of BIM and the integrated management of geospatial and BIM-related data. This includes principles of surveying, 3D reality capture, a general overview of technologies related to mapping sciences, geo-information science and 3D geometric modelling.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering is an energetic and exciting environment. Students have the advantages of studying in a multi-disciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, situated at the heart of London.
Through its research collaborations the department is in close contact with key industry leaders such as Arup, SKANSKA and Autodesk. Through these contacts it has been possible to verify the industry's need for the exact skills this training will provide.
The department is seeking accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for this new programme.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time one year) is offered
Applied Building Information Modelling
GIS Principles and Technology
Principles and Practices of Surveying
Spatial Data Management
Terrestrial Data Acquisition
Either Survey Project or Image Understanding
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10, 000–12, 000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical exercises, and involvement in projects. Assessment is through written examination, coursework and project work.
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How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The programme is suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds e.g. geomatics, civil engineering, architecture and quantity surveying who wish to develop the skills necessary for careers in building information modelling.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
why you want to study Geoinformatics for Building Information Modelling at graduate level
why you want to study Geoinformatics for Building Information Modelling at UCL
what particularly attracts you to this programme
how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
Your Future Career
Graduates are likely to find work on UK government construction projects and also with international corporations.
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