Get confident in the elements of construction in Australia. Examine properties of materials — including their benefits for the environment, health and acoustics. Learn about materials such as clay, stone, steel, wood and more. Understand demolition.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Define the terminology, characteristics and scientific/engineering properties of the principal construction materials.
- Identify the application and installation requirements of construction materials and components to avoid component failure.
- Distinguish those factors based on materials structure and performance which influence the choice and selection of materials for adequate performance.
- History of construction materials
- Extraction and sourcing
- Fire and structural properties
- Environmental sustainability, toxicity and colour
- Specification, tolerances and verification
- Materials in systems and products
- In the construction phase
- Maintenance and disposal
- Future of construction materials
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Gain a solid understanding of the properties, manufacturing process and application of Australian construction materials. Discover how construction materials maximise the life and durability of a building while minimising costs.
From renewable, earth, metal and synthetic materials – learn about the vast range of materials that go into a building. Uncover what happens during the extraction, construction and demolition stages. Broaden your knowledge on the history of each material and explore innovations for future construction projects.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Construction Management degrees.
- Continuous Assessment (70%)
- Report (30%)