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SRT153 - Building Materials Science

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

0.125

Unit chair:

Priya Rajagopalan

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note: 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.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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