Structures

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This online Structures unit covers the core principles of basic structural mechanics and their application in the construction industry, focusing on the key concepts that underpin calculations for beam reactions, force systems and loadings on buildings.

You will be instructed in identifying and selecting appropriate forms of structural design to meet best-practice requirements, using your knowledge of the behaviours, shapes and properties of materials gained through the unit.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, this unit offers foundational knowledge of structural design that is crucial to further study in the field of structural mechanics.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however applicants must ensure they have not completed an academically equivalent unit.

Areas of study

In this Structures unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to basic structural principles (I)
  • Introduction to basic structural principles (II)
  • Behaviour, shapes and properties of materials and basic calculations (I)
  • Moments and basic calculations (II)
  • Beams – calculating reactions
  • Properties of materials
  • Columns
  • Force systems (I)
  • Force systems (II)
  • Pin jointed structures
  • Beams and deflections
  • Summary and revision

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit develops key skills necessary for a career in civil and mechanical engineering, or the construction industry. With further study, you may choose a variety of career paths in these fields, building on the basic knowledge of the Structures unit to achieve a more specialised qualification.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Structures from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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