Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours: 2x2 hr lecture per week; 1x1 hr tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the 300 point Master of Construction Management.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None specified|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
702-672 Concrete Structures and Construction;
702-677 Structures and Construction Systems.
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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This subject provides a broad overview of structural systems and an introduction to construction principles. The subject is arranged to introduce the students to the basic structural concepts in order to understand the building construction process. The essential techniques of structural analysis and soil mechanics relevant to the construction are addressed. A section on materials emphasises the mechanical properties of concrete, steel and timber, the three main materials used in construction, and the characteristics of these materials which influence the selection and application of these materials in the building. The subject also considers building maintenance, services and defects.
This subject is designed to introduce the concepts of structural analysis, the selection of materials and the method of construction as applied to buildings. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to appreciate the factors affecting the choice of structural system, the choice of materials, and the construction process of a residential building. They should also understand the roles and responsibilities of the designers, builders and other parties involved in the design and construction of a building. This course is designed for students who enrol in the Master of Construction Management without a background in construction.
Students are required to achieve a mark of at least 40% in the exam in order to pass the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
Master of Construction Management |
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