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Undergraduate | CUR-CME205-2023

Building Information Management and Modelling

Use BIM to create and manage the project information life cycle, before during and after construction. Improve workflow. Discuss the BIM concept, approach and capacity to manage construction, design and infrastructure. Consider issues and challenges.

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


13 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 28 Aug 2023

Price from


Upfront cost


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About this subject

What you'll learn

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply the concepts, approaches and applications of Building Information Modelling in construction management
  2. analyse the issues and challenges of implementing Building Information Modelling in construction management projects
  3. evaluate and demonstrate the use of Building Information Management (BIM) as a tool for improving processes as applied to the role of the Construction Manager
    • • Overview of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    • • Creating a simple BIM
    • • Managing information and communication
    • • Collaboration and planning
    • • Introduction to NavisWorks
  • This subject was previously known as Building Information Management.

    This subject is an introduction to digital modelling in construction, enabling students to evaluate and apply Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a tool for improving the management of construction projects. Students will learn the basic concepts of building information modelling, such as parametric modelling and object-oriented design, as well as the basic concepts and process of building information management in accordance with international standards. In addition, students will learn to visualise building information and construction process via 4D (time) and 5D (cost) simulation.

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    • Portfolio 1 (40%)
    • Portfolio 2 (40%)
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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-CME-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)


  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).


Admission to degree required. Please note: Level 2 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 subjects or relevant experience.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required
  • Software requirements - As part of this subject students are required to use software that is designed to run on a PC (Windows OS). This software can be used on a Mac with modifications and at a small cost to students. Details are provided throughout the subject and your tutor can provide assistance.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees