ENEC13015 - Steel and Timber Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces Australian Standards used for steel and timber design. Basic material and section properties and factors affecting the properties of structural members are introduced. You will design steel and timber members subjected to axial loads, bending moments and combined actions, then check whether they comply with both ultimate and serviceability limit states as required in AS4100 and AS1720 respectively. Furthermore you also will design steel connection and timber joints according to Australian Standards. You also develop skills in use of the computer software in structural design. You are expected to document the process of analysis and design and communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (ENEC12012 Stress Analysis or ENEC13010 Solid Mechanics) AND MATH11218 Applied Mathematics

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
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).

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 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 50%

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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.85% response rate.

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
Feedback
Assessment feedback needs to be in more detail.
Recommendation
Assessment feedback will be improved from the next offering by providing a feedback sheet explaining the marking criteria/breakdown and relevant feedback for each of the key assessable aspects.
Action Taken
Done
Source: Self Reflection
Feedback
Low student engagement in this unit.
Recommendation
Use of huddle space for tutorial classes.
Action Taken
Couldn't be implemented due to COVID-19 restriction
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Well organised and delivered unit.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued in the following years.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The lecturer is very helpful and approachable.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued in the following years.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Return of the last assignment is late
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will ensure the last assignment also will be returned within the 2 weeks as other assessment items in the future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance
  2. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design
  3. Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards
  4. Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Examination