Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Basic Structural Principles
    • Shape of Structural Components
    • Behaviour and Properties of Materials
    • Equations of Statistics, Movements and Basic Trigonometry
    • Force Systems
    • Pin Jointed Structures
    • Beams
    • Columns
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-CME170

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

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