Course Title: Materials 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Materials 2

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

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Course Description

To expand students’ knowledge of the characteristics and quality standards of building materials giving particular emphasis to those commonly used in commercial and industrial buildings (past and present) and to enable students to make informed selections of these materials.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5206 Materials 1 (ABC005) - pre-requisite

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC006 Materials 2

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Describe the properties, quality standards, testing, performance and visual characteristics commonly used commercial and industrial building materials in accordance with acceptable standards of construction, relevant sections of the Building Code of Australia and applicable Australian Standards.
• Investigate and select suitable materials either for typical commercial and industrial buildings or for a Commercial or industrial building project studied in conjunction with other modules, with regard to their structural adequacy, serviceability, appearance, compatibility, cost and fire resistance.
• Identify samples of building materials commonly used in commercial and industrial buildings.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of :
- Assignment
- Learning outcome test
- Written examination