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SSUD70-303: 3D-BIM (Virtual and Augmented Reality)


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 use in 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 context of the buildingSMART Australasia BIM Framework.

This subject has been designed as a micro-credentialed course for the benefit of industry professionals.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,535
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,625

Learning outcomes

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.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start26/10/2020
Cancellation 1?26/10/2020
Cancellation 2?27/10/2020
Last enrolment25/10/2020
Withdraw – Financial?28/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2020
Teaching census?27/10/2020
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start01/03/2021
Cancellation 1?08/03/2021
Cancellation 2?09/03/2021
Last enrolment06/03/2021
Withdraw – Financial?14/03/2021
Withdraw – Academic?21/03/2021
Teaching census?13/03/2021