What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge.

The ability to plan, design, and manufacture buildings off-site helps drive sustainability and significantly reduces project costs.

Prefab and modular construction enables building design professionals to design cost-effective, energy-efficient, and quick to build structures.

This course is ideal for structural designers who want practical experience using the latest technologies to design prefabricated and modular buildings. Civil engineers, production managers, construction and engineering students, and field inspectors will also find it useful.

The course is to be delivered fully online across a time span of six weeks. The delivery features a combination of self-learning activities that are facilitated by lecture videos and interactive webinars. This course counts for 12 CPD (continuing professional development) hours for Engineers Australia Members. Learning is mapped to Australian standards for structural design requirements.

Develop fundamental knowledge of structural design for prefab 

Be introduced to the principles of prefab and modular building construction and its structural design. With the aid of industry-recognised software, you will analyse practical case studies to enhance your understanding of crucial concepts, including conceptual design, hinge assembly DfMA design, and integrated design of timber and steel prefab structural systems.

Learn 'best practice' in designing and planning for transportation, lifting, and handling

Learn basic concepts behind the assessment of loads and support conditions that apply to prefab units during their transportation, lifting and handling. Apply these concepts to practical scenarios to ensure minimum damage to prefab units during all stages of manufacturing and installation.

Understand how to design and maintain structural facades

Explore a range of facade systems including fully offsite manufactured facades. Understand their functions and gain a sharper understanding of relevant prefab technologies. You'll use your new knowledge to assess the performance of facades and their components.

Gain valuable feedback from seasoned professionals

Participate in an online and interactive design workshop where you'll demonstrate your new and existing knowledge of prefab and modular building construction to leading industry professionals. Discuss your thoughts and ideas with them and gain useful feedback.

View this short video and gain a stronger understanding of what this course covers.


For individuals

To take Structural Design of Prefab and Modular Building Construction as a stand-alone course, you'll pay the normal price.

$750.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Structural Design of Prefab and Modular Building Construction, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.


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