This unit aims at introducing students to a range of useful digital technologies for construction management.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Identify and associate appropriate digital technologies for construction
  • Develop concepts and application contexts of digital technologies for construction
  • Plan to utilise different digital technologies for construction
  • Recognise, record and report application of digital technologies for construction
  • Review and recommend various digital technologies for construction

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
2.00 6 weeks 12
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
7.50 12 weeks 90
2.00 12 weeks 24
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
3.43 7 weeks 24


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual/Group 30 - 40% 1,2,5 
Class Exercise PortfolioIndividual 10 - 15% 1,2,3,4,5 
Online QuizzesIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,3,4,5 
Project and PresentationIndividual/Group 20 - 30% 3,4 
Weekly ExercisesIndividual 0% 1,2,3,4,5 


  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Basics of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) for construction management
  • Application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in construction industry
  • Introduction to 3-D printing for building and infrastructure construction
  • Application of laser scanning and remote monitoring for construction site operations
  • Fundamentals of construction automation, artificial intelligence and other state-of-the art technologies for construction management     

•    Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Verbal communication
•    Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Communicating using different media
•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Collaboration and negotiation
•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Teamwork roles and processes
•    Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Information literacy
•    Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Technical literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.