Postgraduate

Master of Building Information Modelling

Make your mark on major infrastructure projects with a Master of Building Information Modelling.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2022
$8,825.24
Typical Fee Range - 2022
$3,985.00 - $14,630.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2021
$36,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2022
$38,100.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) 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.
OR
(2)(a) a UWA graduate diploma which articulates with this course;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

BIM is a new paradigm in construction. Today, the industry uses 3D models as the basis of a building inception, design, construction management and facilities management. The mastery of BIM puts you at the forefront of the construction industry, allowing you to have a direct impact on the quality of our built environment. It will allow you to become a decision-maker rather than simply a team member.

DollarThis course has recently become subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for new CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

A Master of Building Information Modelling is beneficial to anyone working in engineering, construction, quantity surveying, architecture, project management or associated industries.
Master of Building Information Modelling

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer School
Weekly contact time
  • 6-8 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25540
CRICOS code
  • 094494F
Master of Building Information Modelling
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer School
Weekly contact time
  • 6-8 contact hours a week, plus additional personal study.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25540
CRICOS code
  • 094494F
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year full-time
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Building Information Modelling

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Core
Take all units (30 points):
Option
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Option
Take 6 points from this group as approved by the Course Coordinator.
Option
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Why UWA for BIM?

UWA's teaching staff are industry leaders working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects both locally and internationally. Our face-to-face and online teaching resources allow you to navigate through the course in a manner that suits your work, personal and family commitments.

Course accreditation

Our BIM course was developed with industry partners and is recognised by associated institutes of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries.

Our graduate Kevin Lieu

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As a Project Controls Engineer, the UWA Master of Building Information Modelling course provided me with the skills and knowledge to grow my professional development in order to drive the construction and engineering industry forward. The course exposed me to all aspects of industry design. Mentoring by engineering professionals, coupled with hands-on practical experience, made the experience incredibly rewarding.


STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Excellent resources

You’ll have access to well-equipped facilities and web-based resources including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Cloud-based workstations for easy online access to all software requirements
  • Virtual reality lab for a genuine immersive BIM experience
  • Drone classes to create existing conditions models and surveying techniques
  • Interactive online teaching and tutorial videos and resources
  • Online helpdesk for prompt assistance 
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Multimedia production facilities.

Our other BIM courses

We offer a suite of Building Information Modelling courses to suit your needs.

Prefer maximum flexibility? You may be interested in the Master of Building Information Modelling (Online).

Looking for a shorter course? Consider the Graduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling (Online).

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