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SDCM71-316: Structures and Materials

Description

This subject provides students from non-engineering backgrounds with a basic understanding of building structures and soil mechanics. Fundamental concepts of structural engineering such as calculation of forces and reactions, properties of common construction materials, bending moments and shear forces are introduced. Structural principles encompassing Strength, Serviceability and Stability are covered. Soil properties are examined and foundation systems are introduced.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeSDCM71-316
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,410
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,570

Learning outcomes

1. Identify, analyse and relate external loading on structures to element form and structural components;
2. Apply the fundamentals of equilibrium and stress to perform simple calculations;
3. Describe and discuss the properties of most common construction materials and their appropriate use within the built environment; and
4. Define and discuss appropriate foundations based on an evaluation of soil properties.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start20/01/2020
Cancellation 1?03/02/2020
Cancellation 2?07/02/2020
Last enrolment01/02/2020
Withdraw – Financial?17/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2020
Teaching census?16/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020