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This is an essential micro credential for those envisioning a career in local authority planning departments and the like. As openBIM technologies are increasingly being used as the technical standard for designing and documenting major building and infrastructure projects, local authorities can be expected to more enthusiastically adopt GIS technologies to build digital twins of their cities.

Professionals with an understanding of the technologies to produce these digital twins will increasingly be in demand.

The BIM and BIG DATA course will introduce you to concepts including photogrammetry and laser scanning and provide you with experience in using modern software to convert multiple photographs (sometimes captured using drones) into a realistic 3D model. The course will also inform you of the importance of geographical information systems, especially to local authorities, as a tool for advance planning of transport educational and health infrastructure. Prepare to be a significant contributor to the future of construction and infrastructure.

BIM and BIG DATA is one of eight specialised BIM microcredentials available. 


  1. Delivered by industry experts, this course is delivered over a three (3) day workshop.
  2. On-campus participants will be provided with an exclusive welcome session prior to commencing the first workshop.
  3. Successfully completing the course will equip participants with a microcredential digital certificate.
  4. This microcredential aligns with the 5-credit point subject, BIM and BIG DATA (Geographical Information Systems (GIS)) (SSUD70-308) in the Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery. The microcredential may qualify for credit towards a Bond University Program. Review the full course outline including details of all assessments required.


This microcredential is aimed at professionals in architecture, project management, construction, valuation and property development, city planning or related fields with an interest in gaining a foundational understanding of Building Information Modelling concepts.

Assumed Knowledge*
Participants require basic skills in architecture, construction or a related field; or experience in the building, construction industry.

*Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.


Application deadline: Friday, 9 September

Course dates: Monday, 21 November to Wednesday, 23 November

Please be advised this program will be delivered face-to-face in Brisbane from May 2022. Bond University will teach this program from 433 Boundary St, Brisbane.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

How to apply

Lodge your application free of charge by simply completing a short application form and uploading your CV.

Learn more about the application process or download our step-by-step guide.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, 9 September.

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