Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Building Information Modelling for Construction Management

CSM80051   12.5 Credit Points
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
48 Hours


PG, Civil, Construction Management; Nil
UG Civil Engineering: 250 Credit Points


Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this unit is to develop student’s understanding and application of knowledge and skills using building information modelling for construction management. 

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Operate parametric 3D modelling tools and translate the design intent that will used in developing technical models
  2. Generate suitable BIM 3D models and use the model as tools of interaction, communication and collaboration
  3. Evaluate project constructability by using digital model and design results to improve construction efficiency
  4. Engage digital models to support construction process and plan cost, schedule and resources quantities
  5. Apply BIM-based technical modelling process flow to identify the associated challenges in adoption, implementation and ownership

Unit information in detail

– Learning and teaching structures, content, assessment and general skill outcomes.

Learning and teaching structures

Scheduled face to face: Lectures (2 hours per week), Labs (6 hours per week)
In a Semester, you should normally expect to spend, on average, 12.5 hours of total time (formal contact time plus independent study time) a week on a 12.5 credit point unit of study.


Part 1: BIM Concept and Theory 

  • Construction Industry Scenarios
  • Introduction to BIM
  • BIM Implementation
  • Collaboration
  • Introduction to BIM for 4D (Construction Sequencing), 5D (Cost Management), 6D (Sustainability-Energy Consumption) and 7D (Facility Management)

Part 2: Fundamental Modelling of Structure 

  • Introduction to BIM software/tools such as Autodesk Revit
  • Introduction to Fundamental Modelling of Structure
  • Creating Structure Modelling
  • Modelling Input (Schedule and Quantities)
  • Creating Drawing Sheet
  • Creating Component Libraries


Types Individual or GroupWeighting
Assessment 1 Individual 10%  
Assessment 2 Individual20% 
Test Individual10% 
Final Exam Individual 60% 

Minimum requirements to pass this Unit

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve an aggregate mark of 50% or more.

Participant who has successfully completed this unit will receive a Certificate of Attendance for

  1. “CIDB BIM Module Training: BIM Concept & Theory”
  2. “CIDB BIM Module Training: BIM Proficiency Training: Fundamental Modelling of Structure”

from myBIM** Malaysia.

In addition, participant who obtained at least 70% in the certification examination will also receive a Certificate of Completion by CIDB

** myBIM Centre is Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia’s first one-stop training centre to provide facilities and conduct training for developers, contractors, consultants and suppliers for BIM

Key generic skills

During this unit, students will receive feedback on the following key generic skills:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Analysis skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems, and
  • Ability to work independently

Study resources

– Resources and reference material.

Resources and reference material

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Concept and Theory, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia (2018)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Fundamental Modelling of Structure, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysia (2018)