This unit introduces the principles and practices of design of concrete structures conforming to Standards. Structural systems and load paths for gravity and lateral loading are identified and determined and state-of-the-art construction materials are reviewed in the context of sustainability and environmental issues. Students interpret and apply Standards to design concrete structural components such as beams, slabs, columns, footings and retaining walls. They plan and prepare tests and carry out tests on structural concrete components, interpret results and prepare test reports. The social and cultural context of concrete building design and serviceability requirements are integrated in the design process through individual /team work that focuses on development of professionalism, ethical practice, problem solving and communication. Distance Education (Flex) students will be required to attend a residential school to provide an opportunity to develop unit learning outcomes.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
[ENEC12007 Analysis of Structures or ENEC 13007 Analysis of Structures and Stresses] and (ENEG12001 Materials and Processes or ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering. Condition = Flex mode is not available to students in C0-op Course CF47.
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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Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
|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
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.82% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
B Eng Graduate Attributes
1. Science and engineering.
2. Communicate effectively.
3. Technical competence.
4. Problem solution.
5. System approach.
6. Function in teams.
7. Social, cultural, global and environmental.
8. Sustainable design and development.
9. Professionalism and ethics.
10. Lifelong learning.
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