BLCN29005 - Building Information Modelling (BIM)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) that is developing into Building Lifecycle Management (BLM) within the built environment is an advanced and developing technology that offers significant productivity, technical and environmental benefits. Governments around the world have mandated BIM use in their projects and various Australian governments and commercial developers are adopting this practice. In this unit, you will develop fundamental BIM knowledge and competencies which are rapidly becoming a core requirement for design and construction professionals. You will learn about recent developments in a construction-related discipline and/or area of professional practice. You will develop your understanding of research principles and methods applicable to your field of work and learn skills (BIM visualisation, creation and maintenance) essential for the successful adoption and maintenance of BIM in the construction industry, especially in the context of construction management. The client's post-construction use of BIM will be critically studied.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


BLCN29001 Construction Technology

BLCN29003 Construction Measurement AND

BLCN29004 Construction Cost Planning

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Practical Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 50.00% response rate.

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the development and function of Building Information Modelling and Building Life-cycle Modelling processes as related to contemporary construction practice and identify the affiliated professions in Building Information Modelling use and development
  2. Apply advanced, creative, collaborative techniques and theoretical knowledge in Building Information Modelling and Building Life-cycle Modelling to optimise constructability and reduce the risk of errors
  3. Apply theoretical and professional knowledge in Building Information Modelling and Building Life-cycle Modelling to design, plan and execute a substantial research-based project.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment