Sustainable Building Information Management

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Sustainable Building Information Management

Location: Jönköping

Start date: August 17, 2020

Digitalisation is the single most significant change factor of our age. The built environment sector is the largest sector in most countries and it is a key factor in the process of creating sustainable value, both for the client and for society.

This master's programme gives students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to use and manage efficient product realisation processes supported by digital technologies, for example BIM and GIS, in the built environment sector to create sustainable values. This includes modelling, simulation, analysis, optimisation, visualisation, sharing, communicating, organising and managing processes for digitally driven value creation.

Digitalisation in the built environment sector

The built environment sector is the largest single sector in most countries. The sector is responsible for the realisation of the complex and very individualised products that make up the built environment, i.e. buildings, lighting systems, roads and water and sewer networks. Digitalisation in the built environment has entailed major developments and new applications.

There is a need for engineers who have specialist knowledge concerning Building Information Management (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and the implementation of these technologies in the product realisation process. Graduates from the programme will support businesses and organisations in the built environment sector to integrate the steps in the product and production chain as well as contribute with the expertise needed for companies to remain competitive on both local and global basis.

International perspective

All courses are conducted in English and you study together with other international students. There are possibilities for you to study one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

Industrial placement course

In this course you have five weeks of internship in a company or another organisation. The purpose is to get you an understanding of future work tasks and how these are related to your education.

After graduation

After completing the programme, you will be qualified for positions with companies in need of experts who can use and manage modern computing and information technology like BIM and GIS in the built environment sector.

The knowledge received in the programme will enhance the careers of existing professionals and create new career paths for young professionals, for example as a BIM engineer, BIM coordinator and BIM manager. Many of these roles did not exist until recently, but are now considered key positions in many companies.

Next generation of engineers

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers. More information, see CDIO

Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2020
Last application date: 2020-01-15
Application code: HJ-MU082
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in construction engineering or civil engineering, or equivalent. The bachelor’s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.
Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Sustainable Building Information Management
Tuition fee for the first semester: 70000 SEK Total tuition fee: 280000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

Industrial Product Realization in Collaboration 6 credits
Sustainability, Analyses and Simulations 9 credits
Introduction to Script Programming 7.5 credits
BIM - Requirements and Specifications 7,5 credits
Parametric Design and GIS 7.5 credits
BIM - Management and Control 4.5 credits
Research Methods 6 credits
Implementation of Digital Technologies and The Construction Industry 6 credits
Mathematical Statistics 6 credits
Advanced Building Information Modeling 6 credits

Year 2

Industry Placement Course 9 credits
Platforms and Configuration 9 credits
Advanced Building Information Delivery 6 credits
Knowledge Intensive BIM 6 credits
Final Thesis Work 30 credits


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If you don't fulfil our language requirements,  you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.  

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