ENEC13016 - Concrete Technology and Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the design of concrete structures, including structural components such as beams, slabs, columns, footings and retaining walls. You will identify loads and load paths for gravity and lateral loading. Construction materials are also reviewed in the context of sustainability and environmental issues. You will also plan, prepare and carry out tests on structural concrete components, interpret the results and prepare test reports. Building design and serviceability requirements are integrated in the design process. Individual and team work focuses on development of professionalism, ethical practice, problem solving and communication. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

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 Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
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 20%
2. In-class Test(s) 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 40%

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 explains clearly; interactive and detailed feedback on assignments was helpful.
Recommendation
Thank you. This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Continued the same level of quality teaching.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation.
Feedback
The assessment items had a good coverage of the unit content.
Recommendation
Thank you. This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Continued the same level of quality teaching
Source: Moodle unit evaluation.
Feedback
Summary of the weeks learning which was then supported by more detailed study guide was helpful to distance students.
Recommendation
Thank you. This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Continued the same level of quality teaching
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Extremely an interesting unit and it is very relevant to the real world. The unit focused on directly working with the AS3600 standards and that increased skills to refer to the standards appropriately.
Recommendation
Glad to note students enjoyed the content and the delivery method. This will continue for the next offer.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Assignments seemed realistic. Worked examples, tutorial questions practice helped in completing assessments. Edited videos helped to rewatch lectures.
Recommendation
Thanks for the feedback. Will continue the same service for future offerings as well.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Responses on the Moodle forum / by email were excellent.
Recommendation
Thank you. Will continue to help students to my level best towards their learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
It makes it difficult for the lecturer to teach and students to learn if the technology isn't doing it job. Recordings with hand written notes are not clear for weeks.
Recommendation
The issue with the document camera was noted by the IT-section/helpdesk. Will take necessary steps to avoid this.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Knowledge of the lecturer, industry guest lecture, practical work and the tech staff help and to learn from that is fantastic.
Recommendation
Thank you. Would like to continue it for the next offer.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
The midterm exam two hours is not sufficient time.
Recommendation
Noted the point. Will try to allocate more time if possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Select and specify materials for concrete structures in the context of sustainability and environmental issues and required structural performance
  2. Determine identify load paths in structural systems for gravity and lateral loading
  3. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate limit state and serviceability limit state requirements in reinforced concrete design
  4. Design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and retaining walls according to Australian Standard
  5. Plan, test and interpret results of tests on structural materials and prepare test reports
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and teamwork

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 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical and 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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)