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Building Information Management (CONS30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCONS30002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Building Information Management is one of two subjects that define the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Specilisation in the Bachelor Design

Students will get introduced to typical workflows of applying BIM on projects by multidisciplinary teams.

Topics include:

  • Analysis of process
  • BIM Execution Planning
  • Collaborative model-sharing
  • BIM guidelines, standards and policies
  • Interoperability and ‘Open BIM’
  • BIM’s impact on project procurement (contract and delivery)
  • BIM across the supply chain

Over the duration of the semester, students will get introduced to typical workflows of applying BIM on projects by multidisciplinary teams. As part of this analysis of process, the concept of BIM Execution Planning and collaborative model-sharing will get explained.

Students will learn about guidelines, standards and policies that help regulate information-flow on BIM projects and they will explore how these apply in practice. As part of this topic, students will learn about the concepts behind software interoperability and information-sharing via ‘Open BIM’.

The subject will outline BIM’s impact on project procurement, both in terms of its contractual implications, as well as considering project delivery mechanisms associated to BIM.

Under the ‘whole of life’ topic, students will learn to position BIM efforts by various contributors on projects across the entire supply chain, from clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, and Facility/Asset Managers.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of Building Information ModellingBIM-related processes as they unfold in practice;
  • Set BIM up within a practice, as well as on projects;
  • Understand the impact of BIM guidelines, standards and policies;
  • Assist in the coordination of BIM processes across multi-disciplinary project teams;
  • Understand the impact of procurement on the ability to apply BIM on projects;
  • Comprehend the life-cycle aspect of BIM and its impact on team collaboration.

Generic skills

  • Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills: • Basic Management of Digital Design and Construction • Skill to engage in a digital collaborative environment • Effective participation as a group member • Familiarity with BIM processes and procurement • Life-cycle thinking

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).



  • Two written reports (group work - group of 2) on a specific BIM Management topic, each 1500 words due weeks 6 and 10, 25% each ;
  • One two hour exam at the end of semester equivalent to 2000 words, 50%.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorMehran Oraee
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1X2 hour Lecture and 1X1 hour tutorial
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Subject Coordinator

    Mehran Oraee


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: 15 April 2019