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Steel and Masonry Design 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.
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.
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Offerings For Term 2 - 2022
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
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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
Students appreciated the detailed use of the Australian design standards in the teaching of this unit.
The use of the Australian design standard will be continued in future offerings of this unit.
Feedback from Unit evaluation
Students appreciated the opportunity to learn and use the software SPACE GASS in their design projects.
SPACE GASS will be incorporated in the structural design assignment and in the class test of this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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 the Australian Standards
Design masonry members and connections subjected to various design actions according to the Australian Standards
Use computer software to analyse and design the structures subjected to different load combinations that comply with relevant standards
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 )
3.5 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 )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4I 6I )
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