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Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework)

This course is designed for a range of professionals in built environment design and associated industries. This course seeks to develop BIM skills with an explicit focus on research development in the context of the BIM environment. Students will undertake units which focus on the philosophies, principles, techniques and possibilities of collaborative processes vital to the success of the design process within the context of BIM across multiple disciplines.

There are two main components to the course which simulate, real-time building phases that occur in the construction industries within a collaborative process.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MBIM
Course code
25540
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
094494F

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Rene Van Meeuwen
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (42 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1BLDG5100BIM Dimensions
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or Master of Architecture
Co-requisites:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
3 hours per week.
S1BLDG5200Digital Site
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or Master of Architecture
Co-requisites:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
3 hours per week.
S1BLDG5300BIM Sustainability
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or Master of Architecture
Co-requisites:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
3 hours per week.
S2BLDG5500BIM Network Teams
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework)
Co-requisites:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
3 hours per week.
S2BLDG5700BIM Manager
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework)
Co-requisites:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
3 hours per week.
S1, S2BLDG5800Major Project (12 points)
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework)
Co-requisites:
BLDG5100 BIM Dimensions or BLDG5101 BIM Dimensions Online; BLDG5200 Digital Site or BLDG5201 Digital Site Online; BLDG5300 BIM Sustainability or BLDG5301 BIM Sustainability Online; BLDG5500 BIM Network Teams or BLDG5501 Network Teams Online; BLDG5700 BIM Manager or BLDG5701 BIM Manager Online.
3 hour studio per week

Take 6 points from this group as approved by the Course Coordinator.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1BLDG5000BIM Authors
Prerequisites:
To take this unit students must be enrolled in the Master of Building Information Modelling course 25540 or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or Master of Architecture
Co-requisites:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
3 hours per week.
S1, S2BLDG5050BIM Dynamo
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or Master of Architecture or as approved by the course coordinator.
Incompatibility:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors
3 hours per week.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation;

and

(d) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Building Information Modelling.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 25340 Graduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling (24 points)
  • 25360 Graduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling (Online) (24 points)
  • 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Building Information Modelling course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent, which is calculated based on —

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.