Undergraduate | CUR-CME202 | 2023
Construction Plant and Equipment
Match the right plant type, size and equipment to construct modern buildings today. Assess features for capability and performance. Learn to select for suitability to deliver exact project requirements considering technical capacity, safety, and cost.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify the different types of construction plant and equipment and compare their attributes
- evaluate the suitability of different types of plant and equipment for specific construction processes
- analyse the time and cost implications for different types of plant and equipment.
- Plant Issues
- Equipment Economics
- Plant Operation & Planning
- Soil & Rock
- Planning Earthwork Operations
- Site Clearance & Preparation
- Scraping & Grading
- Excavation Part 1
- Excavation Part 2
- Lifting and Loading
- Ancillary Equipment
This subject introduces students to the various types and sizes of plant and equipment used in construction. Students will examine the different processes, capabilities and performance outputs of plant and equipment, as well as analyse the decision factors relating to technical, safety and economic considerations in a typical construction project.
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- Remote invigilated eTest (50%)
- Case Study Assignment (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-CME-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
- CUR-FAST-DEG-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
CUR-CME202C (Not currently available)
- Other requirements - Admission to degree required.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees