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SRT153 - Building Materials Science

Unit details

Year2015 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

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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