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Design and construction personnel in all areas of employment are likely to be involved in building design and construction. This includes concrete, structural steel and timber design and construction detailing.
This course therefore seeks to introduce the student to these commonly encountered areas of structural engineering and building technology.
The course provides a broad overview of current building construction practice, embracing the structural, architectural and building services aspects.
There is also a need to convey details via sketches and drawings as a necessary part of achieving a final result in engineering design.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Access is required to a large building construction site and steel fabrication workshop.
Skills in report writing are required.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.