CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC20001 Structural Design I
Structural Design I
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General Information

Overview

Structural Design I is an advanced civil engineering unit that introduces the analysis and design of complex reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. In this unit you will develop knowledge on the state-of-the-art construction materials and design technologies in the context of structural engineering and environmental sustainability. You will be expected to conceptualise the vertical and horizontal load resisting mechanism of concrete structural systems, interpret and apply the relevant Australian Standards and ensure the designed structure/structural components also meet the serviceability and stakeholder requirements. The use of commercial computer software is required to analyse and design these structures. In this unit you will document the processes involved in modelling, analysis, design, and communication; and work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Anti-Requisite: ENEC14014 Structural and Geotechnical Design

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 - 2019

Melbourne
Online
Perth
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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Examination
Weighting: 30%

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 Unit evaluation

Feedback

The unit received very positive evaluation and students commented that the unit developed their understanding of the structural design of concrete.

Recommendation

Will maintain the teaching quality.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Determine various types of loads acting on a structural system, provide a rationale for load combinations applied and conceptualise the load resisting concrete structural systems
  2. Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  3. Design complex reinforced concrete structural components using appropriate Australian Standards
  4. Design prestressed concrete structural components using appropriate Australian Standards
  5. Use appropriate software to analyse and/or design the structural components subjected to different load combinations
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers.

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 6
1 - Written Assessment - 35%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Examination - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 35%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Examination - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Steel Design Software - SPACEGASS or similar
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Remadevi Dhanasekar Unit Coordinator
r.dhanasekar@cqu.edu.au
Kumaran Suntharavadivel Unit Coordinator
t.suntharavadivel@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction, general analysis and design requirements for reinforced concrete (RC) structures, behavior of RC structural elements under axial, flexural and shear loading

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Flexural Design of RC Beam

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Flexural Design of RC Beam

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Shear Design of RC Beam

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Serviceability of RC Beam. 

Introduction to PC design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Apr 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 22 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Design of RC slab

PC design (Magnel diagram)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design Project 1: Design of RC structures Due: Week 6 Wednesday (24 Apr 2019) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Design of RC Column

PC design (tendon details)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 May 2019

Module/Topic

Design of RC Shallow Foundations

PC design (ULS check)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 May 2019

Module/Topic

PC design ( losses)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 May 2019

Module/Topic

PC design ( end block )

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design Project 2: Design of PC structures Due: Week 10 Wednesday (22 May 2019) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 27 May 2019

Module/Topic

PC design ( other topics)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Content Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Exam timetable will be released during the term.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information


Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design Project 1: Design of RC structures

Task Description

This assessment has questions from weeks 1 to 5 content and include theory and design questions.

Question will be available via the unit web site on or before week 2, Friday of the term.



Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Wednesday (24 Apr 2019) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Wednesday (8 May 2019)

Feedback and mark will be available via moodle unit site


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
50% of the allotted marks

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria
(5 %) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of
the assessment item submission
(95%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar
used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used
in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Required format is a single word or pdf file. Mathematical calculations in hand-written format is allowed; students should scan the hand-written calculation and insert/paste it within the word/pdf file at the appropriate location.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Determine various types of loads acting on a structural system, provide a rationale for load combinations applied and conceptualise the load resisting concrete structural systems
  • Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  • Design complex reinforced concrete structural components using appropriate Australian Standards
  • Use appropriate software to analyse and/or design the structural components subjected to different load combinations
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design Project 2: Design of PC structures

Task Description

This assessment has questions from prestressed concrete content and include theory and design.

Question will be available via the unit web site on or before week-5, Friday of the term.



Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Wednesday (22 May 2019) 11:55 pm AEST

Required format is a single word or pdf file. Mathematical calculations in hand-written format is allowed; students should scan the hand-written calculation and insert/paste it within the word/pdf file at the appropriate location. One submission per group.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Wednesday (5 June 2019)

Feedback and mark will be available via moodle unit site


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
50% of the allotted marks

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria
(5 %) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of
the assessment item submission
(95%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar
used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used
in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Determine various types of loads acting on a structural system, provide a rationale for load combinations applied and conceptualise the load resisting concrete structural systems
  • Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  • Design prestressed concrete structural components using appropriate Australian Standards
  • Use appropriate software to analyse and/or design the structural components subjected to different load combinations
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
30%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50% of the allotted marks

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

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

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