Certificate for Module (Strategic Application of Building Information Modelling in Architecture and Project Management) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Architecture, Digital Building Design courses
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Architecture, Environment & Housing Architecture

Certificate for Module (Strategic Application of Building Information Modelling in Architecture and Project Management)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
36 hours
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 10 Nov 2020 (Tue)
3762 0073

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become the must-know vocabulary within the construction industry. This programme will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills of BIM application. The focus of the programme will be on the strategic and managerial side of this tool.

This programme is suitable for professionals who will have a need in planning, overseeing or managing a multi-discipline BIM team in their daily job. The programme will be delivered in the form of lectures, case studies and group exercises.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental theories of BIM in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry;
  2. Compare the potentials and limitations of BIM applications on construction projects in the local context;
  3. Describe and identify the fundamentals of BIM software operation, in order to manage a BIM team;
  4. Outline the legal and contractual issues of BIM applications in the local context.



  1. Introduction of BIM
  2. Fundamental theories of BIM. Principles of BIM software operations
  3. Potentials and limitations of common BIM applications
  4. Introduction to Revit - Interface and workset, drawing, outputting schedule, and construction drawing
  5. Clash detection & change management
  6. Clash analysis & 4D BIM
  7. BIM standards & Level of Development
  8. BIM Team management - Team structure, office resources and project programme in Naviswork
  9. Legal and contractual issues and consultancy agreement for Consultants
  10. BIM contracts and specifications for Contractors
  11. 5D BIM & Facility management in BIM
  12. Facility management in BIM


Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module (Strategic Application of Building Information Modelling in Architecture and Project Management)

Application Code AS014A -

Days / Time
  • Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
Venue Tutor
  • Mr. Paul MUI, BA(AS)(Hons) HKU, AA Dipl, ARB, RIBA, HKIA

Class Details

  • 12 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting


Day (Thursday 6:45-9:45pm)

November 2020

19, 26

December 2020

3, 10, 17, 

January 2021

7, 14, 21, 28

February 2021

4, 18, 25


Assessment Details

Type of Assessment



Assignment 1

Background research for the BIM adoption in Hong Kong. Group assignment (2-3 students per group). Word count is approx.1,000 words)


Assignment 2

Feasibility study report of BIM adoption for architectural practice. Group assignment (2-3 students per group). Word count is approx.1,000 words)



Total :  100%


Applicants shall be building and construction personnel with basic knowledge in building and construction operation and workflow.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$5,840
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Technical Application of Building Information Modelling in Architecture and Project Management)
COURSE CODE 31C12707A FEES $5,840 ENQUIRY 3762-0072
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Strategic App of Building Information Modelling in Architecture & Pro Mgt)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [2])

Application Form Download Application Form

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.