CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC13015 Steel and Timber Design
Steel and Timber Design
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces Australian Standards used for steel and timber design. Basic material and section properties and factors affecting the properties of structural members are introduced. You will design steel and timber members subjected to axial loads, bending moments and combined actions, then check whether they comply with both ultimate and serviceability limit states as required in AS4100 and AS1720 respectively. Furthermore you also will design steel connection and timber joints according to Australian Standards. You also develop skills in use of the computer software in structural design. You are expected to document the process of analysis and design and communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (ENEC12012 Stress Analysis or ENEC13010 Solid Mechanics) AND MATH11218 Applied Mathematics

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
3. Examination
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

Well organised and delivered unit.

Recommendation

This good practice will be continued in the following years.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

The lecturer is very helpful and approachable.

Recommendation

This good practice will be continued in the following years.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

Return of the last assignment is late

Recommendation

The unit coordinator will ensure the last assignment also will be returned within the 2 weeks as other assessment items in the future.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance
  2. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design
  3. Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards
  4. Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Written Assessment - 25%
3 - Examination - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Written Assessment - 25%
3 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Steel Designers' Handbook 8th Edition (2012)

Authors: Gorenc, B, Tinyou, R and Syam, A
Australian Steel Institute
Sydney Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781742233413
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

Timber Design Handbook (SA HB 108-2013) (2013)

Authors: Boughton, G. N, Crews, K. and Standards Association of Australia
Standards Australia
Sydney Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781743423738
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

Timber Design Handbook (SA HB 108-2013) can be obtained/accessed through the Library website for free-of-chrage. 

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kumaran Suntharavadivel Unit Coordinator
t.suntharavadivel@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Structural Design Process & Limit State Approaches

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Estimation of Design Actions on Structures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Design of steel members subjected Tension and Compression

Chapter

Study Guide: Tension Member

Study Guide: Compression Member

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Design of Steel Members Subjected to Bending

Chapter

Study Guide: Bending

Study Guide: Shear & Bearing

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Design of Steel Members Subjected to Combined Actions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Mid-term Break

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Application of Design Software in Steel Design


Chapter

Guide to use Spacegass

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Design of Steel Connections

Fire & Corrosion Protection

Chapter

Study Guide: Connections

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Timber Design

Chapter

Study Resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 8 Monday (3 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Design timber members subjected to tension and compression

Chapter

Study Resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Design timber members subjected to bending and combined actions

Chapter

Study Resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Design of timber connections

Chapter

Study Resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 12 Monday (31 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Examination - Please check the exam timetable

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

The aim of this assignment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes studied/developed in steel design.

Assignment 1 will be available by end of week 1 through the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (3 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Tuesday (18 May 2021)


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in the analysis are present in the correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of the understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is the procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, the direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • A clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • The logical layout of the analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance
  • Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design
  • Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards
  • Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

The aim of this assignment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes studied/developed in timber design.

Assignment 2 will be available by end of week 7 through the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (31 May 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Two weeks after the due date


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in the analysis are present in the correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of the understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is the procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, the direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • A clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • The logical layout of the analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance
  • Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design
  • Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards
  • Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an examination

Date
During the University examination period

Weighting
50%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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