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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:

0.125

Unit chair:

Adam Krezel

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 hour seminar per week (for 7 weeks), 2 x field trips (approximately 4 hours per trimester)

Content

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.

Assessment

5 x in-class tests (2% each) 10%, timber report 10%, embodied energy report 20%, building material report 20%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

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