Subject details

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

  1. identify the principles of basic structural mechanics
  2. apply core principles of basic structural mechanics 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 best practice requirements.
    • 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

      • Discussion 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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

In this subject, students will be introduced to basic structural mechanics, geo-mechanics, and loadings on buildings. Students will develop an understanding of the design of foundations and basic structural elements.

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  • Test (20%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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