Structures - 2017

Unit summary

CME104

  • 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: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (30%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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

An introduction to basic structural mechanics, geo-mechanics, loadings on buildings. Design of foundation and basic structural elements.

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

  1. identify the principles of basic structural mechanics
  2. apply core principles to prepare a simple structural design
  3. analyse the stability of a simple structural design
  4. select appropriate forms of structural design that meet the requirements of best practice.
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Test (20%)
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:

  • CME170 — Structures (A)
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to Basic Structural Principles
2Shape of Structural Components
3Behaviour and Properties of Materials
4Equations of Statistics, Movements and Basic Trigonometry
5Force Systems
6Pin Jointed Structures
7Beams
8Columns

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • 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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