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Meet a building information modelling specialist

When it comes to creating and managing information for built assets, Bond’s Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery (BIM and IPD) is the perfect springboard.

Across the east coast of Australia, the design and delivery of construction and infrastructure projects is significantly expanding, creating extensive opportunities in this industry. The Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales Governments have committed to spending $215 billion in the coming years on infrastructure development within a building information modelling (BIM) framework.

In simple terms, BIM is expanding. Fast.

Bond’s postgraduate programs in BIM and IPD are designed to prepare graduates to serve the immediate and long-term needs of government and industry as they continue to develop infrastructure and construction projects for the benefit of the community. Graduates from these programs are well equipped to face challenges and capitalise on the plethora of opportunities arising in this sector.

Bianca Brennan is one such graduate. Since completing her Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery in 2020, Bianca has gone on to work with a company spearheading the biggest BIM project in Australia.

“It was a fortuitous chain of events that lead me to study at Bond University. Although I’d been using BIM for quite some time, requests for integration and innovation in this space were increasing in frequency,” Bianca says.

Bond University’s BIM and IPD programs are buildingSMART accredited, evidencing the thoroughness, scope, breadth of coverage, and structure of the program.

“When I found out that Bond were offering a buildingSMART accredited Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery, I leapt at the opportunity to fill my knowledge gaps and develop a better understanding of BIM philosophies and project collaboration,” Bianca says.

The fast-tracked nature of our programs at Bond means that the Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery can be completed in just one year, allowing graduates to commence work or return to industry quickly. This was a major selling point for Bianca when deciding where to study.

“Bond University offers an intensive program that suited my requirements. Testament to Bond’s excellence and dedication to their students, they were also able to transition seamlessly to online delivery during the pandemic,” she says.

“Overall, the course exceeded my expectations. It was not limited to building information modelling; rather, it encompassed the entire digital engineering process for virtual design and construction during a project’s lifecycle. I found the course to be incredibly valuable, particularly because it was in line with industry demand and recent government mandates. This proves that the benefit of integrated BIM is being recognised,” Bianca says.

Students who study the Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery, or its graduate diplomagraduate certificate and microcredential counterparts, learn from a range of world-class academics, many of whom have taught and consulted to major businesses all over the world. Learning from high quality academics was a highlight of Bianca’s time studying at Bond.

“The lecturers are all industry professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise. They all see the value of integrated building information modelling projects and are trying to facilitate change and adaptation in the industry,” Bianca says.

Bond's new Brisbane teaching location has become a hub for BIM and IPD programs

With the introduction of Bond’s new Brisbane teaching hub, it’s even easier to draw on the expertise of academics, network with industry professionals, and ultimately, launch your career in BIM and IPD. Set amongst all of the action with leading BIM providers nearby, our programs in this field are now exclusively taught out of Brisbane, yet retain Bond’s connected, intimate education style.

The career pathways arising out of this program are wide and varied, including opportunities in project management, consulting, cost consulting, and project coordination. Bianca says that her time at Bond set her up to not just enter, but successfully tackle, a career in building information modelling.

“Through Bond University, I was able to secure a cadetship with a company in Brisbane. The company is currently working on the biggest BIM project in Australia. I was delighted to be part of their innovative team during my cadetship.”

“I continue to work in building information modelling and apply the skills developed from my studies to my role on a daily basis. I often encourage my peers to enrol in this wonderful course.”

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