Building Information Modelling: Strategy and Concepts 15 credits at SCQF 11

Building Information Modelling: Strategy and Concepts [ACM015]

1. Overview

You will gain an ability to develop a clear and in-depth critical awareness of building information modeling, and the tools and processes involved.

2. What you will study

  • Concepts of building information modelling (BIM)
  • Design teams
  • Multi-discipline implications of BIM
  • IT and other tools pertinent to the application of BIM
  • Shared models
  • BIM protocols and best practice guidance
  • Selected case studies from industry
  • COBie
  • Data drops
  • Application of software based processes within selected case study projects.

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

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Course Length

15 weeks including delivery and assessment

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic School
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment