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Concrete Design 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 of 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.
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
There are no requisites for this unit.
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 - 2022
No offerings for ENEC20001
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).
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.
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The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
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
Well organised and delivered unit.
This standard will be kept in future offerings.
Feedback from Moodle
Assessment could be returned early.
This issue was acknowledged by the teaching staff during the term and improved from the previous year. Still, some students received their feedback after 2 weeks. This issue will be resolved in 2022 by managing the workload of teaching staff.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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
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.
The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 3I 4I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I 4I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 2I 6N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 2I 6I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 6I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 2I 6I )
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 3A 4A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 3A 4A 5I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 3A 4A 5I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1I 3A 4A 5A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3A 4A 5I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1I 5A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1I 3A 4A 5I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1A 2A 3I 4I 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 2A 3I 4I 6I )
Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information