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SRT153 - Building Materials Science

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Priya Rajagopalan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 hour seminar per week (for 7 weeks)


This unit introduces students to the properties of materials used in a wide range of building applications. Topics include the chemical and physical properties and the procedures for selection of appropriate materials and their uses in buildings. Materials studied include timber, concrete, metals, stone and ceramics, plastics and glass. The environmental significance of materials is considered within the framework of sustainability and embodied energy.


Seminar exercises 10%, report 40%, examination 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

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