Subject Datasheet

Download PDF

I. Subject Specification

1. Basic Data
1.1 Title
Expertise in building design
1.2 Code
1.3 Type
Module with associated contact hours
1.4 Contact hours
Type Hours/week / (days)
Lecture 2
1.5 Evaluation
1.6 Credits
1.7 Coordinator
name Dr. Nagy Balázs
academic rank Assistant professor
1.8 Department
Department of Construction Materials and Technologies
1.9 Website
1.10 Language of instruction
1.11 Curriculum requirements
1.12 Prerequisites
1.13 Effective date
1 September 2022

2. Objectives and learning outcomes
2.1 Objectives
Aspects of a new building design technology (BIM) in building design, with a special focus on the potential application of numerical simulations (e.g. fire safety, building energy performance, sustainability, scheduling) and current issues. Analysis of the potential of information technology for the management of building design and implementation works and support for the cooperation of those involved in implementing facilities in virtual space.
2.2 Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student:
A. Knowledge
  1. has an overview of the application areas of BIM including scientific literature,
  2. has an overview of the basic issues of BIM-based work, understands the principles of the profession and the importance of its main defining components,
  3. knows the criteria for BIM tasks,
  4. understands the relationship and interrelationship between 3D models and BIM applications,
  5. has an overview of BIM applications represented by market stakeholders,
  6. have an overview of the technical aspects of BIM tasks related to civil engineering,
  7. know and understand the possibilities and the tasks of BIM-based design technology to be applied in building design.
B. Skills
  1. communicates professionally on given topics, using BIM vocabulary correctly,
  2. uses knowledge acquisition methods (notes, practical lesson sheets, catalogues, scientific literature, databases, internet resources) effectively in research tasks,
  3. reliably evaluates the applications associated with BIM design technology used in building design,
  4. able to apply theoretical knowledge critically and thoughtfully in the preparation of a given design task.
C. Attitudes
  1. collaborate with the lecturer and fellow students in the development of their knowledge,
  2. expand their knowledge through continuous learning and are open to new ways of acquiring information,
  3. strive to use professional terminology.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  1. works independently on a chosen study and research topic,
  2. open to well-founded critical comments.
2.3 Methods
Lectures, IT tools and techniques, independent research tasks, work organisation techniques.
2.4 Course outline
Lectures are given in blocks (4x45 minutes):
WeekTopics of lectures and/or exercise classes
1.General overview of BIM and BIM-based building design projects. BIM in building construction and in building operation
2.BIM-based building design, architectural modelling principles, building energy-focused design
3.Building design support by collision analysis, quantification, scheduling and simulations.
4.Presentation of the student research tasks

The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
2.5 Study materials

Course materials are uploaded to the website (

2.6 Other information
Attendance is mandatory for 70% of the lectures.
2.7 Consultation

As stated on the department's website or agreed in advance by e-mail (

This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2022/2023 semester II

II. Subject requirements

Assessment and evaluation of the learning outcomes
3.1 General rules
The assessment of the learning outcomes in section 2.2 is based on a final examination (E), one research task (HF), and active participation (A; partial assessment).
3.2 Assessment methods
Evaluation formAbbreviationAssessed learning outcomes
Active participationAC.1-C.3; D.2
Research taskHFA.1-A.7; B.1-B.4; C.1-C.3; D.1
Final examinationEA.1-A.7; B.3-B.4

The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
3.3 Evaluation system
3.4 Requirements and validity of signature
The signature obtained in the subject is valid for two semesters.
3.5 Grading system
GradePoints (P)
excellent (5)90% ≤ P
good (4)75% ≤ P < 90%
satisfactory (3)60% ≤ P < 75%
passed (2)50% ≤ P < 60%
failed (1)50% ≤ P
3.6 Retake and repeat
  • By its nature, active participation cannot be replaced, corrected or substituted.
  • The research task may be submitted late, after the normal submission deadline until the last day of the repeat period.
  • The final exam can be retaken or corrected free of charge until the end of the exam period.
3.7 Estimated workload
participation in the lectures4×4=16
preparation for the lectures4×2=8
preparation of the research task42
preparation for the exam24
3.8 Effective date
1 September 2022
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2022/2023 semester II