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SSUD71-101: Understanding Buildings

Description

Understanding Buildings provides an overview of the building construction process. Focused on detached housing development, this subject introduces the stakeholders as well as the physical, legislative, and  cost factors affecting development of a building. It investigates the component parts of a building and their functions in detail, as well as the construction sequence and methods adopted. Construction terminology is examined and spatial awareness and drawing interpretation is practiced.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeSSUD71-101
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 the stakeholders and describe the physical, legislative, and cost factors affecting development of a building;
2. Describe and identify the component parts of a building (physically and on drawings) and their functions;
3. Recognise and describe the construction sequence and methods adopted to construct a building;
4. Interpret basic site plans and construction drawings, and extract particular information required; and
5. Apply construction terminology to communicate effectively.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start03/02/2020
Cancellation 1?15/02/2020
Cancellation 2?18/02/2020
Last enrolment13/02/2020
Withdraw – Financial?26/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?12/03/2020
Teaching census?25/02/2020
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