MSc Visualisation in Architecture and the Built Environment

The Robert Gordon University

Program Description

MSc Visualisation in Architecture and the Built Environment

The Robert Gordon University

This postgraduate course has been developed to enable students to respond to demands of a rapidly changing industry. Those changes are being driven by government strategy, the demands of building information modelling (BIM) and the widespread use of architectural visualisation techniques.

The course will allow you to develop a deep understanding of visualisation techniques, their implications for design, construction and collaboration, and the ways in which they will affect your discipline area and working practice in the future. The course contains hands-on experience with a range of software packages, providing a foundation upon which students can develop their ideas and project work.

Building on our expertise in a range of visualisation fields, the course contains modules dealing specifically with building information modelling (BIM1 and BIM2), design visualisation, urban visualisation, virtual collaboration and information visualisation. The course culminates in a student-led dissertation or advanced visualisation project.

Each module contains a practical introduction to key software and techniques, although it should be stressed that the course emphasis is on application and critical evaluation, rather than on software training.

Entry requirements

We welcome applicants holding an honours degree in architecture, architectural technology, surveying, engineering, planning or any associated discipline. The course will also be of interest to graduates from a design background, including interior design and product design.

Applicants who comply with any of the following criteria should apply:

  • A good Honours degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
  • Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree but who have relevant industry experience over a reasonable time period will be considered.
  • For international students 6.5 IELTS or its equivalent in TOEFL is required.

Course Fee

All Students

  • £2400 Stage 1
  • £2400 Stage 2
  • £1600 Stage 3

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 20, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
3 years
Part time
2,400 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Aberdeen, Scotland
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End date Request Info
Duration 3 years
Price 2,400 GBP
Stage 1