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SRT151 - Construction and Structures 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

I Martek





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit introduces students to structural principles and examination construction methodologies applied to simple residential buildings through a systematic examination of their design and construction. Structural topics include: introduction to permanent and temporary forces acting on structural elements and systems; principles governing selection of and structural systems; structural behaviour and adequacy of building components including scaffolding. Construction topics include:  site operations, sub-structure, super-structure and enclosure methodologies for residential buildings. Construction site operation, prefabrication and assembly methods, materials handling and lifting processes and equipment for construction of residential buildings are also part of this unit.


Two assignments (30% group, 30% individual) 60%, examination 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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