BLDG 0002 Building Calculations (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to assist students to become competent in the field of introductory senior mathematics. It introduces and reinforces mathematical skills in the areas of scale, application of scale, Pythagoras theory, trigonometry, sine and cosine, application of sine and cosine, building volumes, application of building volumes, gradients, application of gradients and thermal flow. Emphasis is placed on developing key competencies in building calculations.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects MATH 0027 - Scientific Methods in Construction Management

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at The College in 6031 - Diploma in Building Design Management / Bachelor of Building Design Management, 7136 - Diploma in Building Design Extended, 6045 - Diploma in Construction Technology/Bachelor of Construction Technology or 7165 - Diploma in Construction Technology Extended.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply Scale and ratios
  2. Apply Pythagoras Theory
  3. Solve Trigonometric Equations
  4. Apply Sine and Cosine to building calculations
  5. Apply Building Volumes to building calculations
  6. Apply Gradients to building calculations
  7. Develop preliminary knowledge of Thermal Flow

Subject Content

Scale and Ratios
Pythagoras theory
Trigonometry
Sine and Cosine
Application of Sine and Cosine
Building volumes
Application of Building Volumes
Gradients
Application of Gradients
Thermal Flow
Scale and Ratios
Pythagoras theory
Trigonometry
Sine and Cosine
Application of Sine and Cosine
Building volumes
Application of Building Volumes
Gradients
Application of Gradients
Thermal Flow

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-Sessional Exam 1 hour 30 N Individual
Numerical Problem Solving Task 1 hour 30 N Individual
Numerical Problem Solving Task 90 minutes 30 N Individual
Presentation 5 minutes + 2 minutes question time 10 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Breach, M. 2011, Fundamentals Maths for Engineering and Science, Palgrave Macmillan

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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