The background for this paper is different experiences attempting to teach engineering students about BIM (Building Information Modeling) and buildingSMART. (This paper notates this as BIM/ buildingSMART). The origin of the “mixed approach” was experiences in the “Design of Buildings and Infrastructure” course with 160 students working in teams of five. The students were in their second of the five year master study in Structural Engineering at Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). This approach has later been used in other introduction courses at NTNU, e.g.