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ENEC20002 Structural Design II
Structural Design II
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General Information

Overview

Structural Design II introduces you to material and section properties of structural steel and masonry, and factors affecting the properties of steel and masonry construction. You will design complex steel and masonry structures subjected to various loads that comply with both ultimate and serviceability limit states as required in Australian Standards. In this unit, you will also use appropriate computer software to analyse and/or design. You will also formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholders and sustainability requirements. You will also document and communicate engineering information using the appropriate platform at a standard expected for a professional engineer.

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

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 - 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

Feedback

The student feedback shows that the unit was very well organised and the performance of the lecturers was highly satisfactory. Students also appreciated the training and use of software (SPACE GASS) in the unit.

Recommendation

Training on SPACE GASS for the subsequent offerings.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

Students appreciate the tutorial arrangement in the team project where the lecturers checked the weekly progress of each student. This reduced the work burden at the end of the term.

Recommendation

Continue this arrangement.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate structural performance using the material and section properties of structural steel and masonry
  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 steel members and connections subjected to various design actions according to Australian Standard
  4. Design masonry members and connections subjected to various design actions according to Australian Standard
  5. Use computer software to analyse and design the structures subjected to different load combinations that complies with relevant standards
  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

Steel Designers' Handbook

Eighth edition (2012)
Authors: Gorenc, B, Tinyou, R and Syam, A
Australian Steel Institute
Sydney Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781742233413
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Copies can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Finite Element Software for Structural Analysis: SPACE GASS
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sarkar Noor E Khuda Unit Coordinator
s.noorekhuda@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Introduction to ENEC20002, Unit Overview, Assessments, Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Masonry

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Team Formation/Project Discussion

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Control Joints, Material Properties

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Team Formation/Project Discussion

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Load Distribution Mechanism

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design of URM for Shear

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Shear Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design of URM for Out-of-plane Bending

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Bending 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

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design of URM for Compression

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Compression Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design of RM for Shear

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Shear Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 May 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design of RM for Out-of-plane Bending

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Bending Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 May 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design of RM for Compression

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Compression Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Team Project (Steel Design) Due: Week 9 Thursday (16 May 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 20 May 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Steel Structures

Lecture 2: Design for Fire Resistance

Tutorial 1: Steel Structures

Tutorial 2: Project Discussion/Fire Design

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Project (Masonry Design) Due: Week 10 Friday (24 May 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 27 May 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Reserved Week

Lecture 2: Reserved Week

Tutorial 1: Reserved Week

Tutorial 2: Reserved Week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Lecture 1: Reserved Week

Lecture 2: Reserved Week

Tutorial 1: Reserved Week

Tutorial 2: Reserved Week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Please read ENEC20002: General Information available in the unit website.

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

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Team Project (Steel Design)

Task Description

The aim of this assessment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes developed in this unit. This may include but is not limited to structural analysis, calculation of design actions, the design of steel structures, the use of structural analysis and design software and the final drawing of the designed structures.

Students are required to submit their project report and present it orally.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Thursday (16 May 2019) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (7 June 2019)


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
50% of the total marks for the assignment are required to pass this assessment item and the unit

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 may be possible individual grade may 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 36 marks (out of 40) for their project report.
M1 - 30%; M2 - 33%; M3 - 37% (Total 100%)
Based on the contribution, Individual marks are given as follow.
M1 = 36 x (30/33.3) = 32.4 (out of 40)
M2 = 36 x (33/33.3) = 35.6 (out of 40)
M3 = 36 x (37/33.3) = 40.0 (out of 40)

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
  • Evaluate structural performance using the material and section properties of structural steel and masonry
  • 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 steel members and connections subjected to various design actions according to Australian Standard
  • Use computer software to analyse and design the structures subjected to different load combinations that complies with relevant standards
  • 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
Individual Project (Masonry Design)

Task Description

The aim of this assessment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes developed in the Structural Engineering topics covered in this unit. This may include, but is not limited to structural analysis, calculation of design actions and design of masonry walls against gravitational and lateral loading.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (24 May 2019) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (7 June 2019)


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
50% of the total marks for the assignment are required to pass this course

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 poroject report, a short interview (viva) will 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 they produced. The interview may also be used as an assessment tool and unsatisfactory performance during interview may affect the grade*.

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

* If the performance in the viva is not at the satisfactory level, the marks obtained from the submission will be multiplied by 0.5 and awarded as final marks for this assessment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate structural performance using the material and section properties of structural steel and masonry
  • 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 masonry members and connections subjected to various design actions according to Australian Standard
  • Use computer software to analyse and design the structures subjected to different load combinations that complies with relevant standards
  • 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
Closed Book
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