This master's program aims to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to use and manage modern digital technologies, for example BIM and GIS, in the built environment sector to create sustainable values. This includes modeling, simulation, analysis, optimization, visualization, sharing, communicating and managing information, processes, and organizations.

Digitalization in the built environment sector

The built environment sector is the largest single sector in most countries. The sector is responsible for the realization of the complex and very individualized products that make up the built environment, i.e. buildings, lighting systems, roads and water and sewer networks. Digitalization 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 realization process. Graduates from the program will support businesses and organizations 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 organization. The purpose is for you to get an understanding of future work tasks and how these are related to your education.

Career prospects

After completing the program, 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 program will enhance the careers of existing professionals and create new career paths for young professionals, e.g. 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.


Courses within the program

Courses are preliminary and may be subject to change.

Year 1

  • Industrial Product Realization 9 credits
  • Sustainability, Analyses, and Simulations 7.5 credits
  • Introduction to Script Programming 7.5 credits
  • BIM - Requirements and Specifications 6 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 Building Industry 6 credits
  • Mathematical Statistics 6 credits
  • Advanced Building Information Modeling 6 credits

Year 2

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


  • Credits: 120,0 ECTS credits
  • Level: Master's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2018


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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
270,000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
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