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Introduction to Digital Engineering for the Built Environment

Upgrade your ability to manage projects by building your awareness of how digital engineering tools, like BIM, work.
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Upgrade your ability to manage projects by building your awareness of how digital engineering tools, like BIM, work.

The built environment is increasingly designed, delivered, and managed using digital engineering (DE) tools. These tools play a vital role in making projects run more efficiently, while also mitigating risks. 

This course will improve your understanding of how DE tools work, empowering you to make informed decisions about their use. You’ll learn about current and emerging technologies including:  

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) 
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling) 
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) 
  • Information Management 
  • Survey and Reality Capture 

You’ll also learn how these tools are incorporated into every stage of the built environment lifecycle, from project inception, to engineering design, procurement, then construction delivery, through to operations.  

Improving your DE literacy will help you to tap into significant project and business performance gains, engage effectively with DE professionals, and understand potential challenges. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to scope and specify DE tools that align with the requirements of your organisation, customers and supply chain. 

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8 hours, self-paced
Location & dates

1 January - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.

We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.

This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.

We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

8 Hours, self-paced
Learning outcomes
  • Engage with digital engineering professionals to achieve value-adding outcomes 
  • Critically assess, promote and challenge the use of DE in project delivery and asset operations 
  • Understand key standards and public initiatives relevant to DE in the Australian market 
  • Understand the fundamental strategy, procedures and systems required to implement DE 
  • Identify the aspects of DE applicable to each stage of the asset lifecycle and the associated benefits, challenges, and opportunities 
  • Appreciate that DE is a broad and evolving concept, with diverse meanings to different individuals and organisations 
  • Adopt clear and consistent language and definitions to promote a common understanding of DE concepts
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course is relevant to engineers across all career stages working in the built environment including civil, structural, services, and architectural sectors. It's also relevant to related professionals working in the industry. Roles include:

  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Designer
  • Draftsperson
  • Survey professionals

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Introduction to Digital Engineering 
  • Standards, initiatives, and key considerations 
  • Site investigation and feasibility 
  • Design and engineering 
  • Procurement and manufacturing 
  • Construction 
  • Operations and maintenance 
Anesh Narsai
Chris Theis
How you'll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, our digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks and learning checks.

It will take approximately eight hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.

This also counts towards the number of Engineers Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you can claim.

EEA Online access

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Once you register for a course, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online Canvas platform to start this course.

If you are registering for your first EEA Online course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account. 

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Mobile access

EEA Online is mobile friendly, however desktop is preferred. Please read through the following information on mobile access via Canvas:

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