What will I learn?


The drive towards Sustainable Buildings’ Design and High Performance buildings is significantly growing. This is down to a number of key factors which are having a huge impact on the building and construction sectors - such as concerns over climate change and energy independence.

A BIM-Enabled Sustainable Buildings MSc from University of Northampton gives graduates interested in environmentally responsible buildings the knowledge and skills they need to be able to compete in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) highly competitive industry. On top of this, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Digital Built Environment.

This course is uniquely focusing on passive design, efficient building services systems design, advanced building simulation techniques and occupants’ health and comfort, combined with the theories and practice of BIM in design and construction allowing you the opportunity to obtain a highly regarded industry BIM degree.

Course Details

BIM-Enabled Sustainable Buildings MSc will provide the basis for a range of career opportunities. This course offers multi-disciplinary modules which provides the opportunity for those with different backgrounds and interest in becoming BIM specialists - ranging from specialists in sustainable buildings’ design, high performance buildings’ design, and advanced building simulation techniques to gain a postgraduate qualification.

How will I be taught?

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, computer sessions, and seminars.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via coursework (individual and group), presentations, and a written dissertation.

What jobs can I go into from studying this course?

With this MSc qualification, you will be able to stand in a good position to attract jobs as a specialist in BIM and/or Environmental Design Engineering, and/or in Building Performance and Energy - in the following sectors:

  • Architecture
  • Architectural technology
  • Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services (MEP)
  • Engineering
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Engineering Technicians, Contractors, Subcontractors,
  • Fabricators and Manufacturers
  • You will be also qualified to be a BIM manager, or Facilities and Operations manager (FM & OM)

Which department am I in?

University of Northampton

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,975) per year
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Main Site

The University of Northampton,

Waterside Campus,



NN1 5PH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree or above in an appropriate construction discipline (e.g. architecture, architectural technology, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, surveying etc.) and 3 years relevant industrial experience. Alternatively, applicant must be a corporate member of a relevant professional body including 3 years of relevant industrial experience. Relevant industrial experience may also be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Students need to have: an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent); TOEFL 88 overall (minimum score: Listening - 17, Reading - 18, Writing - 17, Speaking- 20).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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