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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 5037

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
151181

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study, design and analysis of structures in buildings and the behaviour of the materials used in these structures.

Course content

In this course the students would typically study the following subjects: soil and ground behaviour, footing design, slope stability, loads on buildings, structural materials, structural members, structural frames,  bracing of buildings, walls, concrete members, steel members and domestic construction.

Students will look at steel, concrete and timber as construction materials and their behaviours in residential and other structures, their applications and properties and use for construction.

Textbook(s)

Seward, D. 2009, Understanding Structures, 4, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online materials and interactions) 13 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Project N/A 45% N/A
Assignment 1000 words 15% N/A
Examination 3 hours 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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