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Structures 1

Undergraduate | USA-CIVE1007 | 2024

How do buildings bear weight? Study trigonometry, vector components and equations to determine design loads. Consider beams, truss, columns, frames and more. Form the skills to build on in Structures 2.

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8 Sept 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks
Start dates
1 Apr 2024,
16 Sept 2024

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Structures 1

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Select and apply mathematical procedures to determine forces acting on structures and determine costs and use this to justify design decisions.
    2. Analyse and design physical structures and representations of structures to allow the calculation of support reactions, shear forces, bending moments and deflections.
    3. Describe, predict and think critically about the behaviour of simple and more complex (statically indeterminate) structures under load.
    4. Review, select and integrate relevant literature to determine and articulate the limitations and applications of structural concepts using professional conventions.
    5. Communicate structural concepts through mathematics, drawings, photographs, videos, written reports and verbal presentations.

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0.125 EFTSL
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