Building Information Modelling: Application 15 credits at SCQF 11

Building Information Modelling: Application [ACM016]

1. Overview

You will develop an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and its implications for the built environment across all phases of the life cycle, including design, construction and occupation.

2. What you will study

  • BIM at the conceptual design stage
  • Cross-discipline design
  • Shared BIM models
  • BIM during the construction stages
  • Virtual prototyping
  • BIM protocol
  • BIM during the life cycle, including as part of maintenance scheduling
  • Interoperability
  • Building data storage and accessibility
  • Smart data workflow.

3. How you will learn

Learning will take place through the University virtual campus (CampusMoodle) with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self guided study. Each topic within the module will have a number of self required and obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You will also contribute to a number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.

4. Entry Requirements

We welcome applicants holding an honours degree in architecture, architectural technology, surveying, engineering, planning or any associated discipline. The course may also be of interest to graduates from a design background, including interior design and product design.

5. How to apply

For general enquiries please call 01224 262209 or email

To apply for the course, complete the Professional Development @RGU Application Form

Admissions Policy

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

6. Prospects

Within the UK, both the RIBA and the RICS have made significant efforts to lead discussion and debate regarding how visualisation and BIM will revolutionise the undertaking of architectural projects in the coming years. The course will represent a valuable addition to the useful and applicable skills and knowledge of graduates.

7. Assessment

The module is assessed through coursework assignment, including where appropriate group working activities.

8. Fees and Payment Options


The fee for this course is £650

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15 credits at SCQF 11

Start Date


Course Length

15 weeks including delivery and assessment

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic School
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment