Design and calculate structures using industry technology.
This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support Professional Engineers and use mathematics as a tool to analyse design problems.
- calculate structural elements from basic beams, columns and walls through to more real-life complex examples in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as structural connections (welding and bolting)
- structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
- calculate various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations
This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.
Attendance in class
This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
Work placement is not a requirement of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:
- full sleeve shirt
- closed shoes
- full length pants
- safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)
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Semester 1, 2023
Munster - On Campus
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Indicative fees and charges
The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers.