ENAC12002 - Steel and Concrete Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is a basic introduction to structural design that develops students understanding of the design process and equips students to prepare simple designs under supervision of a professional engineer. It builds on structural analysis skills developed in Applied Structural Analysis. The unit presents the structural properties of steel and concrete. Students design simple reinforced concrete and steel members and structural connections to meet strength and serviceability requirements and provide clear documentation of their analysis and design. Students are required to communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner. Distance education (FLEX) students will be required to have access to a computer, and make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ENAC12003 Applied Structural Analysis or ENEG11006 Engineering Statics

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 35%

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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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.

Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Lecturer was fantastic, and the lecture videos were short and to the point, they clearly explained the methods that were required to succeed in the unit.
Recommendation
Good to know that the content and resources were useful towards learning progress and knowledge development.
Action Taken
Lecture notes being updated.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Would like to have textbook for Steel Section of the unit.
Recommendation
This good practice will continue. Steel section included “resource readings”. Reference textbooks will be added to the list.
Action Taken
Steel textbook introduced.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Prescribed textbook is out of date due to Australian Standards change in 2018.
Recommendation
AS 3600 has been updated since 2018. The textbook is based on the 2009 edition of the standard. In case the textbook is not updated by next year, more detailed lecture notes could be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Expectations of the assignments were in line with lectures.
Recommendation
It is recommended to keep expectations in line with the lecture materials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
More resources other than the standards are needed, especially for the steel part.
Recommendation
Providing more resources is not possible for now, as textbooks are very limited in the areas discussed in this unit. It is recommended to provide more detailed step-by-step examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe process for the design of safe and serviceable structures and the roles and responsibilities of those involved. [1-4]
  2. Describe the basic structural properties of concrete, reinforcing steels and structural steel. [1-4]
  3. Design steel and reinforced concrete flexural members [1-4].
  4. Design steel tension members and short columns of steel and reinforced concrete, and describe the design procedure for slender column design. [1-4]
  5. Design members subjected to combined actions. [1-4]
  6. Design structural connections. [1-4]
  7. Design of structures to meet serviceability requirement include durability, fire resistance, limiting deflection, constructability and demolition/ recycling. [1-4]
  8. Produce engineering documentation of structural analyses and designs. [1-4]
  9. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment