With Building Information Modelling (BIM) knowledge, you can enter a career as a BIM technician, manager, project manager or digital engineer. This rapidly growing area of construction is fast becoming the foundation for smart cities of the future. 

Architects, engineers, builders, building owners and project managers are embracing BIM, because it encapsulates everything from planning to designing to managing to constructing a project in the virtual world before it’s built in the physical world — all without picking up a tool!

Benefits of BIM

  • Minimised reworks: explore designs, test multiple building materials and construct your project in the virtual world; so it works first time in the physical world, saving time and money. 
  • Improved productivity: multiple skill sets are usually involved to create a single master plan. BIM reduces conflicts and costs.
  • Faster client approvals: present project visuals for speedy turnarounds or add them to a business case.
  • Better scheduling: sequence project steps, so you know which trade is needed at which stage and what materials are needed on site. 
     

Developed through our industry partnerships, this course allows you to acquire amazing 3D modelling skills using VR, photogrammetry and laser scanning. You’ll be part of a collaborative, project-based course, using industry-standard software.

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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling utilises the principles of smart 3D modelling and associated tools such as virtual reality, photogrammetry, laser scanning and more.

Meet Will Joske

Our Principal Building Information Modelling (BIM) Advisor and Swinburne's senior educator, Will has over 20 years of industry experience. He’s part of the BIM Academy and also runs an independent BIM consultancy.

Will’s passion for learning, teaching and using tech in creative ways form the foundations of his teaching approach. From aligning business processes to finding innovative solutions, Will believes that balance is key to understanding BIM.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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