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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Open BIM in Development and Project Management
This course is full up. Open a second group for the year 2019-20

Programme

Edition
10th Edition
Credits
60 ECTS (366 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€8,000
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Start date
Classes start: 24/01/2020
Classes end: 16/01/2021
Programme ends : 30/04/2021
Timetable
Friday: 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Barcelona
Why this programme?
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is rapidly taking root internationally. This means an increasingly higher level of maturity is required. When a client asks for BIM, they do not simply want models with information about what they are promoting or operating. What they want is for their suppliers, whether they are project drafters, contractors or managers, to use this methodology to offer a product with higher quality, more added value and less risks. This demand means that all professionals in the sector must acquire new skills to complement the roles they are currently engaged in.

Competence in BIM also requires specialisation. For this reason, our postgraduate programme on Open BIM in Project Development and Management offers four different lines, for in-depth study of the particular aspects of each discipline while maintaining a holistic vision. Our innovative learning methodology enables the various specialist fields to interact with each other and collaborate in undertaking a multidisciplinary project.

The programme ends with a Master's Degree Final Project which develops a new business idea based on BIM.

Our programme provides comprehensive training that covers both instrumental and management aspects, which is highly appreciated by the professional market. In fact, student employability is 100%, to the extent that those seeking work at the beginning of the programme find it even before they complete the course.

The Master's degree has an Advisory Board formed by strategic companies in the sector. Its role is to provide different points of view that enrich the content and teaching of the Master's degree, so that students can better understand the working environment. They also offer internships and job offers.
Aims
  • To understand BIM methodology, know how to apply it and be able to convey it by internalising its methodological and ideological principles.
  • To undertake commissions for building, structures, facilities or civil works.
  • To undertake construction projects during the project execution phase.
  • To use BIM during the operation and maintenance phase.
  • To calculate the cost of executing the project and plan its construction.
  • To manage projects using BIM, confirming compliance with the requirements of the assignment, analysing the content of the constituent models, and organising work processes that permit multidisciplinary coordination.
  • To interpret bidding specifications with clauses related to BIM to correctly size the resources needed to comply with them.
  • To access new market niches.
Who is it for?
This programme is aimed at people who already work in companies in the construction sector, or those who intend to do so in the near future. It is also suitable for professionals wishing to refocus their profile or undertake their own business project.
  • Specialisation in Building
  • Architects.
  • Building engineers, quantity surveyors and/or surveyors.
  • Contractors.
  • Construction Managers.
  • Industrial engineers in the building area.
  • Project Managers.
  • Promoters and Operators.
  • Specialisation in Structures
    • Architects specialising in structures design.
    • Civil Engineers specialising in structure design.
    • Industrial engineers in the structures area.
    • Project Managers.
    • Asset Managers.
  • Specialisation in Installations
    • Architects specialising in installation design.
    • Industrial Engineers specialising in installation design.
    • Industrial engineers in the installations area.
    • Project Managers.
    • Asset Managers.
  • Specialisation in Civil Works
    • Public Works Civil and Technical Engineers.
    • Geodesy and Cartography Engineers.
    • Topographic technical engineers.
    • Project Managers.
    • Asset Managers.
The spectrum is broad because our innovative learning methodology enables different professional profiles to be developed in the same programme, learning from each other and establishing a networking relationship that will be very useful in the future.

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 24h
Cost Control
The information models that are created and coordinated using BIM are useless if we are unable to exploit their content in order to make decisions and offer added value by processing their information. A clear example of this is cost control in execution and operation and maintenance costs, where the most important factor is to carry it out as soon as possible, when different design options are being assessed.

We believe that this competence is of general interest, since it enables work to be done on multidisciplinary issues including:
  • Modelling criteria based on the use of BIM.
  • Interconnection between two databases (the models database and the budget database).
The content is as follows:
  • Budgets with TCQ.
  • Interaction with BIM models.
  • Advanced budgeting concepts.
  • BIM Certifications.
  • Waste calculation.
  • Environmental impact calculation.
7 ECTS 54h
Collaborative Management and the Human Factor
Since BIM is a multidisciplinary activity, what the models represent must be coordinated on a multidisciplinary basis.

This subject deals with the strategic, technical and human aspects that enable this to happen.

The content is as follows:
  • Alignment of Objectives.
  • BIM Execution Planning.
  • BIM for Facility and Asset Management.
  • Multidisciplinary coordination.
  • Use of Common Data Environments.
  • Standards.
  • Quality Control.
  • The Human Factor.
  • Individual talents and creating balanced teams.
  • Agile Project Management.
14 ECTS 45h
Multidisciplinary IPD Project
All the subjects in this programme converge in this multidisciplinary subject which looks at BIM from the point of view of the construction life cycle. A multidisciplinary workshop is organised that takes up a large proportion of the course. In it, students will undertake a real project as a team, putting into practice everything they have learned in a collaborative environment. In this workshop, students will learn to coordinate with each other to carry out a project that starts with a statement with an open solution. In other words, they will not only put their instrumental knowledge into practice, but also their strategic, technical and human knowledge, establishing a new way of working which is more efficient and sustainable.

This activity is divided into two parts:
  • The first part deals with the conceptualisation of the project and the design of the general solution.
  • The second part deals with constructively defining the design, planning the work and preparing the model for the operations and maintenance phase.

Part 1. Draft Project and Basic Project


During the first part, each team will define the general concept of the solution, and design the solution that it considers most appropriate from a multidisciplinary point of view. The challenge lies in simultaneously making progress, and finding a way to contribute to the overall solution from the outset. Two of the people involved in the projects are the Promoter and the final Operator, in roles adopted by master's degree teaching staff. Students thereby learn to negotiate the scope of the assignment and the final solution with the client, which in this workshop is divided between those making the investment and those exploiting the investment.

From the point of view of specialisation, this subject enables students to study in depth the areas that most interest them in their specialist field, while taking into account cross-disciplinary aspects, such as cost control and optimisation of the Operation and Maintenance phase.

While carrying out their project, students will be tutored and accompanied in class by the teaching staff who have taught them the previous subjects, helping them to apply everything they have learned in a real and open case.

Part 2. Construction and Operations and Maintenance Project

During the second part, what students have learned in the BIM subjects for Pre-Construction, Operations and Maintenance in each specialist field will be applied in the context of the project that was begun in the first part of the project.

As in the previous case, the activity is carried out on a multidisciplinary basis, so that each student will apply what they have learned in the project from the perspective of the knowledge areas they want to study in more depth. Their work will be tutored and accompanied by the same teachers who provided their prior instrumental training.
4 ECTS 27h
BIM as a Business Model
BIM involves a change in the business model in which this methodology is implemented. This means that training is necessary to be able to understand the new rules of the game. Not only does the product that is delivered to the customer change, but also the resources needed and the way it is contracted.

It is also necessary to convey the added value that is being offered to the client, since the success of most projects in which BIM is implemented depends on this ability. To do so, it is necessary to learn how to interview a client, in order to determine what they really need and consider valuable.

Finally, it is necessary to learn how to implement innovation both at the organization and project level. This means learning to change both organizational structures and habits in human and contractual relationships.

The content is as follows:
  • Commercial communication.
  • Lean Start-Up.
  • Prototypes.
  • Case studies.
  • BIM implementation in projects.
  • BIM implementation in organisation.
5 ECTS 18h
BIM Start-Up Practical Session
The Master's degree programme completes the training process with this Master's Degree Final Project. The aim is for students to find their own professional path while learning to develop new business ideas.

BIM opens up a wide range of possibilities, in which everyone has the opportunity to develop the services with which they feel most comfortable and capable. Students will also find out which opportunities provide a response to the real needs of the market. They will therefore develop an entrepreneurial attitude that will accompany them throughout their lives.

The valuable professionals of the present and of the future are those who provide value and innovation in their professional development, regardless of the position they occupy. The labour market demands excellent candidates who are able to think judiciously, based on arguments and foundations. People capable of adapting to constantly changing environments are also highly valued.

For this reason, we incorporate the Lean Start-up methodology in our programme, for students to learn to develop a new service or improve an existing one so that a real customer can assess their suitability.

This enables students to cover the subject that interests them most based around BIM, enabling them to grow beyond the scope of the programme itself.

The contents of the practical session are as follows:
  • Description of the Idea.
  • Customer Fit.
  • Interviews and results.
  • Unique Value Proposition.
  • Prototypes produced.
  • Landing Page.
  • Feedback obtained.
  • Lessons learned.
Optionals
3 ECTS 24h
Building, Structures and Installations. Automation
This subject exclusively involves sessions dedicated to visual programming applied to BIM, using Autodesk Dynamo on Revit in contexts of building, structures and installations.

The content is as follows:

  • Introduction to Dynamo.
  • Databases.
  • Operations with Lists and Matrices.
  • Repeat Functions.
  • Code Block.
10 ECTS 75h
Building. BIM for Modelling
This subject focuses on the main strategies for building information modelling specialized, taking into account the specific characteristics of this discipline, as well as the requirements of the people involved. This subject is taught using Autodesk Revit.

The content is as follows:

  • Introduction to BIM in the context of building.
  • Characteristics of the BIM business model in building.
  • Introduction to Revit.
  • Start of the project.
  • Basic construction elements.
  • Complex construction elements.
  • Special Modelling strategies.
  • Data management.
  • Creation of families.
  • Documentation.
  • Interoperability through the IFC format.
  • Coordination with other disciplines.
4 ECTS 24h
Building. Calculation and Simulation
In this subject, students learn to develop visual simulations with Lumion, which enables them to visualize BIM models in realistic and artistic environments. Its main advantage is that it renders in real time, and as such the feedback for the simulation is immediate. This means that the idea behind the project is conveyed much more clearly to the client, and anticipates the spatial and visual benefits of the proposal once it is built.

The content is as follows:

  • Initial Configuration.
  • Configuration of Files.
  • Animation.
  • Virtual Reality.
10 ECTS 75h
Building. BIM for Pre-Construction, Operations and Maintenance
  • BIM for Pre-Construction:
    • Introduction to BIM for Constructive Modelling.o BIM for buildings and infrastructure operations and maintenance.
    • Agile work planning with Last Planner System.
    • Collaborative contracts.
  • Constructive Modelling for building with Graphisoft ArchiCAD:
    • Introduction.
    • Geometry.
    • Conceptual modelling.
    • Basic modelling.
    • Documentation.
    • Detailed modelling.
    • Open BIM interoperability.
  • Modelling for Operations and Maintenance with Nemetschek Allplan.
  • Work planning with Vico Office.
10 ECTS 75h
BIM Structures for Modelling
This subject focuses on the main strategies for structures information modelling specialized, taking into account the specific characteristics of this discipline, as well as the requirements of the people involved. This subject is taught using Autodesk Revit.

The content is as follows:

  • Introduction to BIM in the context of structures.
  • Characteristics of the BIM business model in structures.
  • Introduction to Revit.
  • Start of the project.
  • Basic construction elements.
  • Complex construction elements.
  • Special Modelling strategies.
  • Data management.
  • Creation of families.
  • Documentation.
  • Interoperability through the IFC format.
  • Coordination with other disciplines.
4 ECTS 24h
Structures Calculation and Simulation
This subject deals with how to use information models to perform structural calculations, and how to re-introduce the results obtained in the design models. The subject covers the information flows necessary to use global software applications such as Autodesk Robot and SAP2000, as well as looking at more local solutions such as CypeCAD and Tricalc.

The objective is for the students to acquire some judgement about the processes necessary to link models with calculation programs, and the modelling criteria that must be taken into account to do so, regardless of the software used in each case.

The content is as follows:

  • Analytical model in Revit.
  • Working with Robot.
  • Working with SAP2000.
  • Working with CYPECAD.
  • Working with Tricalc.
10 ECTS 75h
BIM Structures for Pre-construction, Operations and Maintenance
  • BIM for Pre-Construction:
    • Introduction to BIM for Constructive Modelling.
    • BIM for buildings and infrastructure operations and maintenance.
    • Agile work planning with Last Planner System.
    • Collaborative contracts.
  • Constructive Modelling of structures with Tekla Structures:
    • Introduction.
    • Production models.
    • Starting points for constructive modelling.
    • Development of the model.
    • Reference models.
    • Obtaining results.
    • ADU parameters.
    • Exporting to IFC.
  • Modelling for Operations and Maintenance with Nemetschek Allplan.
  • Work planning with Vico Office.
10 ECTS 75h
BIM installations for Modelling
This subject focuses on the main strategies for installations information modelling specialized, taking into account the specific characteristics of this discipline, as well as the requirements of the people involved. This subject is taught using Autodesk Revit.

The content is as follows:

  • Introduction to BIM in the context of installations.
  • Characteristics of the BIM business model in installations.
  • Introduction to Revit.
  • Start of the project.
  • MEP modelling.
  • Modelling analysis.
  • Data management.
  • Creation of families.
  • Documentation.
  • Interoperability through the IFC format.
  • Coordination with other disciplines.
4 ECTS 24h
Installations. Calculation and Simulation
This subject deals with how to use information models to perform calculations of installations, and how to re-introduce the results obtained in the design models. The objective is for the student to acquire some judgement about the processes necessary to link models with calculation programs, and the modelling criteria that must be taken into account to do so, regardless of the software used in each case.

The content is as follows:

  • Thermal loads.
  • Components.
  • Accessories and fittings.
  • Self-dimensioning and reporting.
10 ECTS 75h
BIM Installations for Pre-Construction, Operations and Maintenance
  • BIM for Pre-Construction:
    • Introduction to BIM for Constructive Modelling.
    • BIM for buildings and infrastructure operations and maintenance.
    • Agile work planning with Last Planner System.
    • Collaborative contracts.
  • Constructive Modelling of installations with Graphisoft ArchiCAD:
    • Introduction to Archicad, interface and work environment.
    • Interaction: initial information, editing and plotting.
    • Views of the model.
    • Managing and exchanging basic information.
    • Annotations, the plan book and visualization.
    • Installation modelling functions.
    • MEP's paths.
    • Editing elements.
    • Custom MEP objects.
    • Coordination of disciplines.
    • MEP's systems.
    • MEP's elements separately and unions.
    • Open BIM interoperability.
  • Modelling for Operations and Maintenance with Nemetschek Allplan.
  • Work planning with Vico Office.
10 ECTS 75h
Civil Work. BIM for Modelling
This subject focuses on the main strategies for information modelling in civil works, taking into account the specific characteristics of this discipline, as well as the requirements of the people involved. This subject is taught using Autodesk Infraworks, Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit.

The content is as follows:

  • Autodesk Infraworks:
    • Introduction to BIM in the context of construction work.
    • Characteristics of the BIM business model in construction work.
    • Infraworks interface.
    • Use in the offer phase and conceptual design.
    • Interoperability with Civil3d for the design phase.
  • Autodesk Civil 3D:
    • Introduction.
    • Points and surfaces.
    • Explanations and surfaces.
    • Alignments and profiles.
    • Assemblies and linear works.
    • Cross-sections, data and exporting. Measurements and exporting.
    • Subassembly Composer.
    • Collaborative work.
    • Drainage network.
    • Modelling of railways.
    • Event viewer.
  • Autodesk Revit:
    • Introduction to Revit.
    • Start of the project.
    • Interaction with Civil models.
    • Construction elements.
    • Special Modelling strategies.
    • Data management.
3 ECTS 24h
Civil Work. Automation
This subject exclusively involves sessions dedicated to visual programming applied to BIM, using Autodesk Dynamo on Civil 3D and Revit in the context of civil works.

The content is as follows:

  • Introduction to Dynamo.
  • Databases.
  • Operations with Lists and Matrices.
  • Repeat Functions.
  • Code Block.
4 ECTS 24h
Civil Work. Calculation and Simulation
This subject covers aspects related to calculations of volumes, embankments and plotting with Autodesk Civil 3D, from the point of view of integration with BIM. It also focuses specifically on the concept of interoperability between the various modelling platforms, in order to integrate calculation models with geometric information-rich models.

The content is as follows:

  • Volume calculations.
  • Calculation of embankments.
  • Calculation of paths.
  • Intersections, regulations and plans.
  • Infraworks-Civil3D-Revit interoperability.
  • Open BIM interoperability.
  • Coordination with other disciplines.
10 ECTS 75h
BIM Civil Work for Pre-Construction, Operations and Maintenance
  • BIM for Pre-Construction:
    • Introduction to BIM for Constructive Modelling.
    • BIM for buildings and infrastructure operations and maintenance.
    • Agile work planning with Last Planner System.
    • Collaborative contracts.
  • Constructive Modelling with Nemetschek Allplan:
    • Allplan interface.
    • Allplan files and their organization.
    • Types of object and reference planes in Allplan.
    • External documentation. MDT.
    • Advanced modelling.
    • Libraries in Allplan.
    • Attributes. Obtaining information.
    • View automation. Plant manager.
  • Modelling for Operations and Maintenance with Nemetschek Allplan.
  • Work planning with Vico Office.
Degree
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.
Range of modules
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

For this, we use a wide variety of tools depending on the type of skills to acquire.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
Problem-based learning (PBL)
An active learning methodology that enables the student to be involved from the beginning, and to acquire knowledge and skills by considering and resolving complex problems and situations.
Flipped classroom
The contents are prepared prior to the face-to-face lessons. Practical sessions take place in the classroom, which enable understanding and application of concepts to real cases and the expansion of knowledge with more technical and specialised details.
Workshops
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Teaching staff
  • Miquel Becker, Susanna

    A graduate in Architecture from the UPC. A Gallup-certified instructor in Strengths-Based Education. Co-founder of the TalentUp Programme to identify and develop innate talents in people. She advises both individuals and teams on understanding, applying and managing individual and joint strengths, adding robustness to the human factor in collaborative work.
  • Puig Soler, Pio

    A graduate in Electronic Engineering from the UPC and holds an MBA from the URV. A technology and innovation management leader since 2005, designing and deploying Open Source solutions in both the public and private sectors. Due to the complexity involved in managing project teams in a collaborative work environment, he has trained as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach for the management of talent and high-performance teams. The founder and instigator of the TalentUp Programme to identify and develop innate talents in people.
  • Rodríguez Cosmen, Sara

    Architect from the Universidad de Navarra. Specialization in Urban Planning. Master in Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism. Investigating emerging processes of the city and its territorialization.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Bryden Wood Technology, S.L.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
  • CT Ingenieros de Catalunya AAI SL
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
  • IDOM CONSULTING ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE SAU
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
  • INGREEN INNOVACIÓN S.L.
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
  • Pinearq, SL
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
  • Static Ingenieria S.A.
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
  • Vía Célere
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • BIM Designer.
  • BIM Asset Manager.
  • BIM Director.
  • BIM Manager.
  • BIM Coordinator.
  • Information Manager.
  • BIM Analyst.
  • IFC Specialist.
  • BIM Modeler.
  • Responsible for implementation of BIM projects.
  • Entrepreneur in BIM.