Building Information Modelling

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a 3D model-based process. It allows construction professionals to collaborate over the design of architectural, structural and functional elements of a project from start to finish.

This online unit, offered by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, will introduce the concept and provide you with the opportunity to examine, understand and analyse the unique opportunities offered by working with BIM. You will consider the advantages and challenges of working within this environment and hear first hand from professionals using it in their work.

You will also be able to evaluate the role of BIM within construction management projects and demonstrate how it can be used to improve processes. At the end of the unit you will present your own BIM model, which will be generated from extensive team collaboration.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to enrol, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Commercial Construction

You must also have been accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University

Areas of study

In this construction unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the module
  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling
  • Collaborative working
  • Interoperability and standards
  • Guest lecture case study
  • nD modelling
  • Automated code checking
  • Guest lecture case study
  • Managing projects
  • Managing programs
  • Managing conflicts
  • Expert workshop

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Skills in understanding and using Building Information Modelling encourage collaboration, and are extremely useful in today’s construction industry. It is a process that is being increasingly adopted throughout the world, and will stand any student of construction in good stead.

This unit is part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) course, which is designed to prepare you for a career in construction, surveying or property development.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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