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Master’s Degree in Project Management BIM in Sustainable Spaces

This ONLINE Master provides a global view of the BIM industry from a sustainable and  project management perspective for the professional development of designers and architects in a global and digital environment.

  • Edition: 1st
  • Teaching period: From October 2020 to July 2021
  • Schedule: -.
  • Modality: Online
  • Language: Spanish
  • Price: 5.160 €
  • Qualification: Master's Degree in Project Management BIM in Sustainable Spaces awarded by the UVic-UCC
  • Credits: 60 ECTS

Presentation

As a digital tool, the basic aim of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is to provide an informed response to a complex approach to all those processes, arenas and actors that are involved in building processes: design, materialisation, use and demolition/ recycling. BIM is likewise a methodology that enables operation in a multidisciplinary manner, as part of a network and in real time, fulfilling the criteria of sustainability.

The Master’s Degree in BIM Project Management in Sustainable Spaces is the only BIM Master’s Degree that covers sustainable project management. It is structured across three areas of knowledge within the discipline of Design, for the purpose of providing cross-disciplinary and innovative training that responds to current professional needs: BIM, Project Management and Sustainability.

It encourages cross-disciplinary training that provides designers with the tools to produce shared and multidisciplinary digital information (BIM), as well as to manage and coordinate material, technical and social processes that use said information (Project Management) with an emphasis on sustainability (environmental, social and economic) as an intrinsic contemporary dimension of the design processes in professional environments. 

The Master’s Degree employs a virtual training methodology developed by professionals who are experts in new learning systems. This educational system is based on innovation for change and enables the theoretical and practical study of analysis and research that is shared from all over the world, 24 hours a day. In a complementary way, it is planned to teach some workshops in each of the postgraduate courses with streaming broadcast.

The programme provides the required expertise to pass the exams and acquire the Autodesk Certified (AC) and PMP (Project Management Professional) certificates awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as per the PMBOK guide.

The sector’s most relevant software will be made available, including the whole Autodesk environment and related plugins that facilitate collaborative work (BIM 360) and enable the objectives of sustainability to be pursued during the development, management and direction of projects.

Throughout their training, students will have the opportunity to review and access the scientific journals from the BIM, Project Management and Sustainability sector included in the JCR (Journal Citation Reports) quality indicator. Furthermore, if they so desire, students can become part of the work exchange and receive interesting offers from the sector.

The Final Master's Degree Project (PFM) can be of a practical application or research nature, with the goal of acting as a professional exercise within the sector that will help students to further their professional careers.

The Master’s Degree in BIM Project Management in Sustainable Spaces qualification, with a value of 60 ECTS, is earned by completing the two postgraduate courses worth 30 ECTS each. These postgraduate courses can be pursued in the same or different academic years. In addition, all postgraduate courses that form part of a master's degree can be studied independently.

Syllabus

Postgraduate Degree in BIM in Sustainable Spaces

Module 1 - BIM and the dimensions of sustainability. The creation of spaces.

Module 2 - The social dimension: BIM families and original design.   

Module 3 - The environmental dimension: energy efficiency and BIM installations.   

Module 4 - The financial dimension: BIM measurements and budgets.   

Module 5 - Comfort and BIM virtualisation of sustainable space. 

Module 6 - Postgraduate Final Project

 

Postgraduate Degree in BIM Project Management

Module 1 - BIM and LEAN. Sustainable management of space design.

Module 2 - Sustainable strategic definition and planning of BIM.

Module 3 - Collaborative methodologies for the design of spaces in BIM.

Module 4 - Leading a company in the BIM environment.

Module 5 - Innovation in marketing and communication in space design.

Module 6 - Postgraduate Final Project

Programme

Postgraduate Degree in BIM in Sustainable Spaces

Module 1 - BIM and the dimensions of sustainability. The creation of spaces

Presentation of the BIM methodology and the related software for the design and modelling of spaces, from homes to commercial spaces both private and public, attending to the criteria and international regulations relating to sustainability (covering impacts on the environment, on the economy and on society). Presentation of levels, LODs and dimensions.  

  • BIM methodology and sustainability. BIM standards. ’Smart’ building. 
  • BIM sustainability and standards of work. 
  • Levels and dimensions. LODs. Method of work. 
  • BIM approximation. Creation of project and definition of constructional components.

 

Module 2 - The social dimension: BIM families and original design

There will be a demonstration of the BIM tools required for the production of the key elements in the design of spaces, taking account of the social dimension of sustainability. Direction will be provided by the application of the concepts of ergonomics and anthropometrics.    

  • A definition of the social dimension in BIM. 
  • The definition and creation of families and components. Choosing materials. 
  • The process of original design through BIM. 
  • The export and import of designs. 

 

Module 3 - The environmental dimension: energy efficiency and BIM installations

The technical part of the system of operation of the installations, and their performance in terms of energy efficiency, will be learned through working with the software of the BIM methodology. Knowledge about environmental regulations and non-compulsory certification will be acquired.  

  • The environmental dimension. Regulations and definitions. 
  • BIM installations in an Autodesk environment. 
  • Calculation systems and energy efficiency (passive and active systems). 
  • National and international environmental and energy certifications.

 

Module 4 - The economic dimension: BIM measurements and budgets  

The tools needed for the development and production of BIM models in spaces will be learned. Measurements and budget of the project based on criteria of economic impact.  

  • Definition of the economic dimension. 
  • Notes, styles and data. 
  • Control of budget and sizing. Calculation of areas. 
  • Topography and platforms.

 

Module 5 - Comfort and BIM Virtualisation of sustainable space 

Lighting will be studied (in accordance with regulations and final formalisation) using criteria of sustainable lighting for space-designing projects and using the BIM methodology. Learning about tools for visualisation and digitalisation of spaces, and use of new technologies such as AR, AV and the 3D scanner with analysis of point clouds and 3D printing.  

  • Interior and exterior lighting comfort (natural and artificial lighting). 
  • Analysis of lighting in a BIM environment. 
  • Visualisation of the project. 3D digital image. 
  • Digitalisation of spaces. New BIM technologies.

 

Module 6 - Postgraduate Final Project

Development of a final postgraduate project (the follow-up and development of the transversal practice of the postgraduate course itself or the development of a new topic may be carried out).

 

Postgraduate Degree in BIM Project Management

Module 1 - BIM and LEAN. Sustainable management of space design

BIM and LEAN are redesigning the way we consider and analyse improving construction processes, optimising the system and the project as a whole. Project Management employs real data applied using scientific methods to tackle all the stages and procedures involved in the development of a project. Sustainability in space design is addressed both from the material, ethical and social components and its application through BIM. 

  • Sustainable management in space design.  
  • Sustainable strategic definition in project coordination (stakeholder management). 
  • LEAN BIM construction, work methodology and tools. The ISO 19650 standard in space design. 

 

Module 2 - Sustainable strategic definition and planning of BIM

As an agent of social and business transformation, the designer defines the strategy for the management of space design projects through collaborative projects in the circular economy. The module is structured around learning about project management by understanding and applying the different phases of analysis of the strategy for planning and coordinating a space design project with integrated management of the various phases of the project, the scheduling, and the management of the work teams. All measurements are coordinated and planned through BIM and budgets are calculated for subsequent accurate evaluation of the projects. 

  • Systems thinking and change management. Planning and management platforms. Risk management. 
  • BIM coordination and sustainable design. BIM AsBuilt. Validation models and model preparation.  
  • Circular economy applied to collaborative projects. Cost management and investment analysis. 
  • BIM planning of measurement and budgets. 

 

Module 3 - Collaborative methodologies for the design of spaces in BIM

Management will be taught through management and research methodologies for developing projects in BIM; from financial evaluation (quantitative and qualitative research methods), cost management and the analysis of investments in the circular economy applied to collaborative projects, to the management of multidisciplinary projects with agile methodologies for space design projects and their proper subsequent inclusion in the projects. Instrumental, strategic, technical and human knowledge will be acquired, establishing a new more efficient and sustainable way of working. 

  • Collaborative methodologies in BIM. Methodologies and research for the development of projects with Design Thinking. 
  • Agile Project Management. Scrum.  
  • Coordination and planning in multidisciplinary teams. Design for all. Design and coordination of teams (BIM 360). BIM and collaborative projects. BIM Execution Plan (BEP). 

 

Module 4 - Leading a company in the BIM environment 

The biggest challenge of the 20th century is sustainable company management as a leadership skill based on the new standards of user-centric business models from User-Centred Design (UCD). Students will learn how to coordinate collaborative teams by defining the affected areas within the company in an effort to understand how to manage projects involving both small and large work teams through a BIM environment. New business processes will be covered as a catalyst of innovation, while considering ethical and CSR procedures. 

  • Leadership skills in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) sustainable business management.  
  • Management and leadership of a company and projects in the BIM environment (PMBok. PMP certification). 
  • Lean startup. New business models. UCD (User-Centred Design). 
  • Financial assessment of projects. IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).  

 

Module 5 - Innovation in marketing and communication in space design

Students will work on methods of compiling, analysing and interpreting data to carry out, through different marketing and communication systems, space design projects that will help them to promote themselves to clients and companies. Mechanisms of experiential marketing and community life will be implemented with a view towards the ethical and responsible use of marketing and communication. 

  • Context, ecosystem and market analysis. 
  • Creative communication in space design. Branding. 
  • Strategic marketing.  
  • Smart thinking to address projects and businesses.

 

Module 6 - Postgraduate Final Project

Development of a final postgraduate project (the follow-up and development of the transversal practice of the postgraduate course itself or the development of a new topic may be carried out).

ONLINE methodology

The teaching methodology of the ONLINE Postgraduate combines the theoretical-practical analysis study with virtual methodological systems adapted to students and based on shared and active interaction.

Learning Campus

  • Virtual online platform with access 24 hours a day worldwide
  • SCORM learning methodology
  • Access from any computer device
  • Tutor and personalized follow-up tutorials
  • Possibility of academic and calendar adaptation

Methodology

  • Weekly live online classes
  • E-Learning videos
  • Virtual conferences with invited experts and specialists
  • Individual and collaborative practices
  • Self-learning test
  • Final project of professional development or research
  • Face-to-face and streaming workshops
  • Space for shared debate between students and teachers

Resources

  • Virtual library with books, publications and reports
  • Access to scientific journals and technological innovation in the sector
  • Current news
  • LAB space, with support resources and training software
  • Open Classroom, with access to the platform two months after the postgraduate

Career opportunities

  • Designer specialising in BIM, Project Management and Sustainability
  • Space design, architecture, interior design, ephemeral architecture and landscaping companies
  • Creative in the sustainable design sector
  • R&D departments dedicated to product design
  • Sustainable space design researcher
  • Project manager
  • Consulting and/or engineering
  • Manager/coordinator of collaborative projects
  • Educator in the field of design, BIM and sustainability
  • Architects, interior designers, designers, engineers, landscapers, professionals

Payment methods

Total cost of the course: 5.160 €

Payment methods

BAU, Design College of Barcelona offers different terms of payment:

  • Single payment: attracts a 3% discount
  • Part payment, in three installments:
    • 1st payment consisting of 40 % of the fees on enrollment
    • 2nd payment consisting of 30% of the fees before November 5th
    • 3rd payment consisting of 30 % of the fees before January 5th

Former students of BAU benefit from 10% discount on any of the courses. A former student of BAU is a student who, not being registered in the current academic year, has exceeded 50% of the credits for a Degree, Higher Degree in Design or the BAU Nit (BAU Evening); or 100% of the credits for any of the Master’s or Postgraduate degrees.

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