Postgraduate

Master of Building Information Modelling (Online)

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

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355)

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Knowledge of Building Information Modelling opens up a range of careers within the construction industry.
Knowledge of Building Information Modelling opens up a range of careers within the construction industry.

Further Study

Further postgraduate study options include the Master of Urban Design and Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation.
Further postgraduate study options include the Master of Urban Design and Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying 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
Total Course Fee - 2020
$24,400.00
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 - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent quali?cation, 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.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Study from anywhere, online. 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 is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Find out how much you can save with a CSP place.

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 (Online)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • 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
  • 25560
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Building Information Modelling (Online)
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • 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
  • 25560
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year full-time

Course structure

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

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

Headshot of Kevin Lieu

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

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.

Our other BIM courses

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

Want to study on campus? The Master of Building Information Modelling is delivered in a multi-mode format, not just online.

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

Excellent resources

You’ll have access to web-based resources including:

  • 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.

Top 5 reasons to study a postgraduate degree

Depending on your background and your chosen course, postgraduate studies may be a way to:

  • Specialise: become an expert in your chosen field
  • Change direction: pursue a different path
  • Qualify: to enter certain professions 
  • Gain experience: through hands-on practical opportunities
  • Network: build contacts in your chosen industry