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SRT153 - Building Materials Science

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Olubukola (Bukky) Tokede





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Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour scheduled online classes (weeks 1 and 2), 1 x 1 hour scheduled online class (weeks 3 to 11), 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


SRT153 introduces students to the properties of materials used in a wide range of building applications. In this unit, students will learn about the chemical and physical properties and the procedures for selection of appropriate materials and their uses in buildings. Learning and assessment activities include the study of materials such as timber, concrete, metals, stone and ceramics, plastics and glass and the environmental significance of materials. Students will examine these material within the framework of sustainability and embodied energy.


5 online quizzes (2% each) 10%, building material report 20%, material comparison report 30%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

Prescribed texts

Ward-Harvey K, 2009, Fundamental Building Materials, 4th Ed, Ingram, USA

Unit Fee Information

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