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buildingSMART Australasia announces new Bond University Building programs

buildingSMART Australasia is formally accrediting three postgraduate university programs in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) offered by Bond University on the Gold Coast.

The Postgraduate Certificate courses are made up of industry-friendly micro-credentialled subjects that have been offered since June 2019. A Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters degree in the topic area are also available. Eligible candidates can complete the Masters degree in one year.

These programs were launched following extensive industry engagement and the program offering has been specifically designed to address the professional and skills requirements of the contracting, construction, design, architecture, engineering, infrastructure, and facilities management industries.

Of special interest to contractors will be the included coverage of lean construction (an approach to minimising waste across a number of areas).

buildingSMART Australasia have advised Bond University on market requirements and the manner in which BIM should be taught to achieve optimum outcomes for project owners.

“Our accreditation experts were impressed by the thoroughness of the Bond University programs’ preparation, the scope, breadth of coverage, structure and the emphasis on practical application of knowledge. They also noted the obvious enthusiasm, level of expertise, experience and academic qualifications of the teaching staff.” — David Mitchell, Chairperson, buildingSMART Australasia.

In response, Bond University Professor Alan Patching advised that “These programs, and in particular the micro-credentialled subjects, represent a prime example of Bond University’s commitment to meeting the changing needs of government and industry.”

Recently state governments of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland have committed to spend a collective $200 billion on new construction and infrastructure projects over the coming five years. A significant number of these projects are to be delivered under a BIM framework.

This is an outstanding opportunity for industry professionals to become qualification-ready.

To learn more about the accredited programs please click here, or for further details contact Sean Johnson (Bond Uni) at +61 (0)7 5595 1105.


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