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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 2 - 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 Moodle unit evaluation

Feedback

Concrete and prestress are the best part of this unit.

Recommendation

Glad to note that students enjoyed the content.

Feedback from Moodle unit evaluation

Feedback

More slides with solved tutorial would be good.

Recommendation

Tutorials were discussed in the class and gave guidance to solve the problems. Lecturers were available to assist if any issue with solving the problems.

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

Prescribed

Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete

3rd Edition (2018)
Authors: Yew-Chaye Loo and Sanaul Huq Chowdhury
Cambridge University Press
Melbourne Melbourne , VIC , Australia
ISBN: 9781108405645
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Please ensure you will buy updated version (released after 2019 January)

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
Kumaran Suntharavadivel Unit Coordinator
t.suntharavadivel@cqu.edu.au
Remadevi Dhanasekar Unit Coordinator
r.dhanasekar@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

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

Prestressed Concrete Design

Introduction to PC design - Basic Concepts

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Flexural Design of RC Beam

Prestressed Concrete Design

Introduction to PC design - Prestressing System

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Flexural Design of RC Beam

Prestressed Concrete Design

Design for SLS (Magnel diagram)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Shear Design of RC Beam

Prestressed Concrete Design

PC Design - Tendon Details

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Serviceability of RC Beam.

Prestressed Concrete Design

Design for ULS (Moment & Shear)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Design of RC slab

Prestressed Concrete Design

Losses

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Design of RC slab

Prestressed Concrete Design

PC design (Deflection and other checks)

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Design of RC Column

Prestressed Concrete Design

PC design - End block Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Design of RC Shallow Foundations

Prestressed Concrete Design

PC design - Other considerations

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Reinforced Concrete Design

Concrete Technology

Prestressed Concrete Design

PC design - External Post-tensioning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Team project: PC Design Due: Week 10 Wednesday (25 Sept 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Content Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Content Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Please read ENEC20001: General Information available on the unit website.

Due to the multi-campus delivery of the unit, Workshop timetable will be available from the unit website separately.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Progressive Assessment: RC Design

Task Description

This assessment task consists of four Progressive Assessments in the form of in-class assessment. Each Assessment consists of a number of numerical/explanation-type questions.

Important Notes:

  • Each Assessment is set for 60-120 minutes, depends on the content. You will get the information about the date and duration of the assessment from the Moodle site in Week 1.
  • Assessment should be completed during the allocated time (usually during the tutorial time).
  • Assessments cannot be deferred.


Assessment Due Date

Please see the Moodle Site


Return Date to Students

In 2 weeks


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Each question will be assessed for the criterion accuracy and correct answers.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified and explained
  • Correct results/explanation


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

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
Team project: PC Design

Task Description

This assessment is a Team project and students will work in a small team to solve a complex design task. 

Important Notes:

  • Each team must submit a separate report.
  • Students also will be invited for a viva at the end of the term.
  • Viva cannot be deferred/declined. Failure to attend the viva will be considered as Fail in this assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Wednesday (25 Sept 2019) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Thursday (10 Oct 2019)


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Grades for the assessment will be determined based on the evidence and substantiation of attainment of the Learning Outcomes.

After submission of the team project report, a short interview (viva) may be scheduled for each student. Students must be prepared to answer any questions raised by the facilitator/lecturer. The questions will be based on their individual achievement/work and the work the team has produced. The interview may also be used as an assessment tool and unsatisfactory performance during the interview may affect the grade.

The omission of any of the required items as specified in the Project Brief will automatically result in a Fail grade.

Students will receive feedback after two weeks of the interview.

Individual Student's Grade:

Initially, team submission will be assessed and a grade will be given for each team. Then individual grade will be determined based on their contribution and performance during the viva. Each student's contribution will be determined by peer assessment. It is possible that individual grade can be higher than team marks, but capped at maximum marks for the assessment.

Example: Individual contributions of 3 students in Team A are given below. This Team A received 32 marks (out of 35) for their project report.
M1 - 30%; M2 - 33%; M3 - 37% (Total 100%)
Based on the contribution, Individual marks are given as follow.
M1 = 32x (30/33.3) = 28.8 (out of 35)
M2 = 32 x (33/33.3) = 31.7 (out of 35)
M3 = 32 x (37/33.3) = 35.0 (out of 35)

If the performance in the viva is not at the satisfactory level, the above individual marks will be multiplied by 0.5 and given as final marks for this assessment item.


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%

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
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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.

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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.

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