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SSUD70-303: 3D-BIM (Modelling for Data and Visualisation) May 2021 [Intensive - Week 7]

General information

This subject introduces the concepts of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). It also covers various software platforms suitable for openBIM application, and appropriate for Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery. It is taught from a practical applications perspective in a highly interactive environment. This subject is dedicated to covering BIM-related software platforms and their integration in accordance with openBIM principles. It investigates the impacts of AR and VR on Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery, and to review their relevance in the context of the buildingSMART Australasia BIM Framework.  This subject has been designed as a micro-credentialed course for the benefit of industry professionals.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SSUD70-303
Subject title:3D-BIM (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2021
Credit points:5

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Workshop: x1 (Total hours: 18) - 1 x 3 day workshop
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 42) - Recommended Study Hours


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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Explain the background to the development of AR from the coining of the term by Boeing researcher Thomas Caudell, to its current use in the construction and infrastructure environments, in concert with VR.
  2. Define the difference between AR and VR in terms of their application within a BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery context.
  3. State the advantages of BIM specific software plaforms such as Autodesk (including Revit) and similar programs to the various stages of the project development process as defined by the buildingSmart Australasia BIM framework.
  4. Describe BIM and VR as a model for planning and design, project scheduling, estimating and contract administration, and for advanced facilities management considerations.
  5. Define the attributes of a range of software platforms that can be used in openBIM applications within construction project delivery in the BIM/Lean/IPD context.
  6. Recall the experience of working with the software platforms described above.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation Contribution to class and team work 20% Progressive 2, 3, 4, 5.
Presentation Contribution to group presentation 10% Progressive 1, 4, 6.
*In-Class Quiz - Individual Multiple choice, multiple attempts allowable 60% To Be Negotiated 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Presentation Knowledge demonstrated in group presentation 10% Class stream dependent 1, 4, 6.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

Pass Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

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Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

The BIM Ecosystem and 3D BIM interoperability

Review of Revit for 3D BIM visualisation

Revit and IFC coordination

Hands-on Revit 3D visualisation application

Introduction to AR/VR practical application across visualisation platforms.

Approved on: Nov 20, 2020. Edition: 2.0
Last updated: May 4, 2021.