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Unit description

Introduces the fundamentals of concrete technology and its use in civil construction. Students learn the basic chemical and physical properties of concrete, how to modify these properties to suit different uses, and practical aspects of how concrete structures are constructed.

Unit content

General concepts of concrete technology
Mix design, strength and durability of concrete
General concepts of concrete reinforcing
Use and application of formwork for concrete construction
Calculation of concrete volumes
Concrete batching, transport and quality control

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the basic properties of concrete and determine these properties using standard laboratory methodsKnowledge of a discipline
2design and proportion concrete mixes to meet different end-use requirementsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the basic properties of concrete and determine these properties using standard laboratory methods
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. design and proportion concrete mixes to meet different end-use requirements
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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