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Geomatics for Building Information Modelling

UCL Geomatics is expanding its teaching to include a new focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM). Building on our extensive experience in Laser Scanning, Geographic Information Science, Photogrammetry and 3D Imaging we have designed a 1-year Masters programme to include Geomatics aspects of BIM and the integrated management of geo-spatial & BIM-related data.

Along with the focus on the geometric and semantic aspects, the programme embeds BIM into the wider organizational and legislative framework and introduces students to real-world applications of BIM, along with leading edge 3D GIS and BIM-related research.


Students will initially attend core modules relating to Mapping Science, Geographic Information Systems, Surveying and Data Analysis. They will then be introduced to more specialised content covering topics including:

  • Laser Scanning and general Reality Capture
  • 3D Geometric Modelling
  • Moving from BIM to 3D GIS
  • Spatial Databases and Data Management

Programme Overview


  • Students will require 180 credits in total.
  • All modules are worth 15 credits each.
  • The dissertation is worth 60 credits.

Term 1

All modules are compulsory and worth a total of 60 credits
Mapping Science


GIS Principles & Technology
Data Analysis

Term 2
  • Students must get 60 credits in term 2. 
  • Column 1 is compulsory and worth a total of 45 credits. 
  • Students must choose one module from column 2. 
45 Credits Total 15 Credits Total

Applied Building Information Modelling
Spatial Data Management
Terrestrial Data Acquisition

Survey Project
Image Understanding

Please download our informational leaflet pdf. or visit Geomatics MSc Courses
For further information please contact Dr Jan Boehm

Entry Requirements and Applications

Overseas applicants will need a recognised English language qualification. Some information relating to your country and UCL can be found here. To find out if your degree is recognised by UCL please contact the Admissions Office.

How to apply?

Applications are accepted throughout the year but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. It takes approximately 4 weeks from submission of an application to receiving an offer letter. If you are an overseas student requiring a visa we recommend applying no later than 15th June to enable you time to obtain the CAS number required for your visa.

The deadline for applications is Monday 3rd August 2015. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Details on how to apply and further information can be found here:


It may also help you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Here you can find more information on the application process, including visa issues for international students, as well as more general information applicable to all our Masters courses.

If you have any queries you can contact the course administrator on (+44)(0)20 7679 4046 or email
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