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Building Information Modelling (CONS30001)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCONS30001
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its associated technologies and processes can integrate the project team and facilitate high-quality work. This subject will present BIM as tool for creating and managing building project information during design, construction and operation phase using three-dimensional, real time, dynamic building modelling software. The subject will focus on 3D BIM representation of a simple building using Autodesk Revit Software or Archicad. It will introduce students to 5D BIM quantity extraction with CostX software, model coordination/clash detection with Solibri software and construction sequencing and simulation with Synchro.

Generic skills

  • Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills: • Effective participation as a team member. • 3D Graphical representation of building information • Correct use of technical terminology relating to BIM. • Digital modelling skill • Identification and familiarity with building components • Understanding of construction documentation used in simple building type.

Eligibility and requirements


Admission into the B- DES and completion of 200 points



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

The following background knowledge will be useful:

Basic computer skills, knowledge of CAD application skills (Autodesk or Archicad), basic knowledge of measurement of quantities and costing, basic knowledge of Scheduling applications (e.g. Microsoft Project or Primavera).



  • Assignment 1 ( individual): A 3D + 2D Graphical representation of building information using REVIT/ARCHICAD software and 1000 Words report, due week 7, 40%;
  • Assignment 2 ( group work, 2- 3 students per group): 2000 words report including: A CostX file with quantity extraction from 3D BIM and A Solibri file with clash detection report, due week 12, 35%;
  • An hour of examination equivalent of 1000 words at the end of semester, 25%.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    CoordinatorAjibade Aibinu
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1X1 hour lecture and 1X3 hour workshop per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

Additional delivery details

Quota 60

This subject has an automated quota. Students will be selected into the subject as they self-enroll during the timely re-enrollment period.

Selection Criteria: Selection is automated and based on the order in which students enrol. Your enrolment in this subject guarantees a space unless you withdraw. Once the subject quota has been reached, all enrolled students will be contacted.

If the subject is full, spaces may become available in the future as others withdraw. The only way to check this is by attempting to enrol. Please note that there are no waiting lists for this subject. As entry into this subject is based only on the order in which students enrol, special permission will not be offered to any students.

For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 22 January 2019