- 1 Semester
- 48 hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2022 teaching periods
|Higher Ed. Semester 1|
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit of study aims to provide students with knowledge and skills to design low rise buildings such as houses and small commercial buildings.
1. Select the most suitable form of residential form of residential footings depending on the site reactivity. (K3, S1, S3)
2. Design timber and steel elements such as steel floor joists, beams, lintels and posts. (K2, K3, S1, S3, A6, A7)
3. Select timber framing for sub floor, walls, lintels, roofs, bracing and tie down and design nailed and bolted timber connections. (K3,S1,S3, A6, A7)
4. Design un-reinforced and reinforced masonry in compression and flexure. (K3,S1,S3, A6, A7)
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.