BIM and Digital Twins for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

CSM80015 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This capstone unit aims to have an applied/ work-integrated learning exposure of employing BIM and Digital Twins for sustainable buildings and infrastructure.  
Unit Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:  
1. Generate and/ or associate nD BIM models and Digital Twins for planning and managing building and civil infrastructure works
2. Apply location-based management with 3D models and Digital Twins to optimise of earthwork mass hauls and operations in transport infrastructure projects
3. Use Digital Twins and/ or virtual reality/ mixed reality applications for risk analysis and value creation/ management
4. Appraise constructability and maintainability aspects and review sustainability measures in construction and infrastructure management
5. Employ and evaluate Digital Twins and digital technologies for sustainable operation and maintenance of constructed buildings and infrastructure assets