Course Description

Principles of BIM and its application to project execution tasks, planning and sequencing, spatial coordination and clash detection, as well as BIM support for field operations and facility management.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify concepts and techniques of the graphic communication language in construction.
  • Edit digital drawings to communicate using the graphic communication language.
  • Explain the concept of virtual design and construction, the method of parametric modeling, and working drawings of a typical residential structure using BIM software.
  • Assess the fundamental effect of BIM on industry through presented case studies using lab exercises.
  • Acquire a basic and foundational knowledge of BIM Software for various industry roles by using Autodesk Revit and Navisworks through hands-on instruction.
  • Identify the capabilities and limitations of BIM software tools.
  • Describe how BIM can be implemented with state-of-the-art technologies including VR, AR, laser scanning, and other technology.



This course runs on an several week term. It is not self-paced, but follows a weekly schedule. Check section information for exact weekly term information.

Credit is awarded from LSU–Baton Rouge

Eligibility: Students enrolled in a degree program at the LSU Baton Rouge campus or in an LSU Online degree program are not eligible to take these courses through Online Distance Learning.

Online Format: seven week enrollment period; 7 modules 3 exams

Tuition and Fees

Special Requirements: a computer with reliable internet access, a webcam, and a headset or speakers, and a microphone.

You are also responsible for purchasing separately the required textbooks and any additional required materials for this course.

If you are interested in re-enrolling in a course that you have already taken through our program, please contact us before registering. If you have any questions about registration or payment, please contact our office.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Building Information Modeling
Online, fixed date
Aug 26, 2024 to Oct 18, 2024
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
CM 3112 credit (3 units) $866.00
Available for Credit
3 units
  • Yongcheol Lee
Section Notes

Next course offering: August 26, 2024 – October 18, 2024

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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