Building Information Modelling: Strategy and Concepts

Short Course - 15 Credits at SCQF level 11
Building Information Modelling: Strategy and Concepts 15 Credits at SCQF 11

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

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

15 weeks including delivery and assessment
  • 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


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

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. 


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

Students are assessed by written assignment, including essay.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


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.

This course will represent a valuable addition to the useful and applicable skills and knowledge of graduates.


We welcome applicants holding an honours degree in architecture, architectural technology, surveying, engineering, planning or any associated discipline. 

This course may also be of interest to graduates from a design background, including interior design and product design.


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All students: £980

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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