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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
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.
|Withdraw – Financial?||17/02/2020|
|Withdraw – Academic?||05/03/2020|