Commercial Construction - 2017

Unit summary

CME106

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Invigilated Exam (50%)

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

This unit broadens students' knowledge in commercial and industrial areas of construction technology. Students will examine how commercial and industrial buildings are built and how materials are used in them and develop the ability to read plans and illustrate construction details. Fieldwork is a component of this unit.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse the effectiveness of various construction processes used in commercial buildings
  2. evaluate the physical performance of different types of materials used in local and international commercial construction
  3. produce construction details that illustrate and support component interfaces.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CME150 — Building Technology (B)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction / Site Investigation
2Site Surveying
3Footings
4Basements
5Retaining Walls
6Piling
7Frames
8Suspended Floors
9Roofs
10External Walls, Facings and Claddings
11Formwork
12Prestressed Concrete

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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