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SDCM71-316: Structures and Soil Mechanics

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 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $5,220
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,410

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 opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start21/01/2019
Cancellation 1?02/02/2019
Cancellation 2?05/02/2019
Last enrolment31/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?28/02/2019
Teaching census?12/02/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start03/06/2019
Cancellation 1?14/06/2019
Cancellation 2?16/06/2019
Last enrolment12/06/2019
Withdraw – Financial?24/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?07/07/2019
Teaching census?23/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start16/09/2019
Cancellation 1?29/09/2019
Cancellation 2?02/10/2019
Last enrolment27/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?11/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2019
Teaching census?10/10/2019