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Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
02 Mar 2018 (Fri)
12 months
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 16 Feb 2018 (Fri)
3762 0072 (For Module 1, 4, 5 & 6) / 2508 8869 (For Module 2 & 3)
2214 1870

Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology is an innovative tool to generate intelligent three-dimensional digital representation of a building from its inception to construction then completion and beyond.  It allows for the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry’s stakeholders; developers, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, and facility managers to simultaneously share, amend and access the building’s physical and functional information on a building project.

Programme Aims

The proposed programme aims to equip students with the practical and specialized knowledge and skills in relation to Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

1. explain fundamental concepts, knowledge and skills in applying BIM into the life cycle of a building;

2. identify the workflows of creating and operating a BIM project;

3. devise solutions to resolve problems in the process of developing and editing a BIM project;

Architecture Stream

4. coordinate with other professionals on the structural and building services systems in an efficient and effective manner;

5. integrate different architectural modelling components for successful project delivery;

Building Structure Stream

6. coordinate with other professionals on the architectural and building services systems in an efficient and effective manner;

7. integrate different structural modelling components for successful project delivery;

Building Services Stream

8. coordinate with other professionals on the architectural and structural systems in an efficient and effective manner;

9. integrate different building services modelling components for successful project delivery.


Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) consists of 4 modules, 3 core modules and 1 specialism module to be selected from the architecture, building structure or building services stream.  Students have to choose based on their interest and/or professional qualifications.


Lecture Hours

Core Modules


Introduction to BIM



BIM General Practice



BIM Coordination


PLUS One of the Specialism Modules

Module for Architecture Stream


BIM Practice for Architecture


Module for Building Structure Stream


BIM Practice for Building Structure


Module for Building Services Stream


BIM Practice for Building Services



Architecture Stream:


Building Structure Stream:


Building Services Stream:


Upon successful completion of the programme,  students will be awarded the Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) with an official transcript specifying the stream of the specialism module.  (i.e. Architecture, Building Structure or Building Services)

Application Code 1570-AS010A -

Days / Time
  • Friday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Applicants shall:

  1. have gained in HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language); or
  2. have gained in HKCEE grade E in 3 subjects, Level 2 in Chinese Language and English Language * or
  3. hold a certificate in the related area, such as BIM, building and construction, awarded by a recognized institution; or
  4. hold a relevant and recognized professional qualification, such as HKIA, HKIE, HKIS, CIOB, and HKICM.

Applicants with other relevant qualifications and one year of relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.

*With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$29,950

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.


The School provides a platform for online services for a selected range of products it offers. While every effort is made to ensure timeliness and accuracy of information contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty or assurance regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and 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 anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment 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

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. 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, 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred 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 approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.