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ENEC14013 - Concrete Structures

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Gladstone
Mackay
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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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.

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
It was really great the lecturer travelled to the campuses to conduct a couple of lectures and tutorials throughout the unit. It fostered a much more supportive and approachable learning environment.
Recommendation
Continue the campus visits.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Prefer to have lab work earlier than week-9
Recommendation
Lab time table was based on the availability of lab, tech staff and also to avoid clash with other units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
Lecturer explained in depth and allowed time for students to understand topics before moving on to next week content.
Recommendation
Thank you. Would like to provide the same level of support towards students' learning during next offer.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle course evaluation
Feedback
Residential school in the middle of the term is not good
Recommendation
Residential school / Lab work is based on the content learned during the first half of the term.
Action Taken
Residential school timetable is based on the availability of the lab, technical staff and also not to clash with other units.
Source: Moodle course evaluation
Feedback
Lecturer was very engaged with ensuring students are achieving learning goals and is supportive based on individual circumstances
Recommendation
Lecturer will provide necessary assistance to students towards the successful completion of the unit.
Action Taken
Continued the same level of support towards students' learning
Source: Moodle course evaluation
Feedback
Content was great and the study guides are excellent.
Recommendation
Glad to note that the students enjoyed the content and the Study Guide was helpful to their learning.
Action Taken
Continued to provide the study resources this term.
Source: Moodle course evaluation
Feedback
The assessment items allowed for enhanced comprehension of the work being done during the weeks.
Recommendation
Thank you for the feedback. Assessment items were linked with the Learning Outcomes.
Action Taken
Assessment items were prepared to link the learning outcomes and learning outcomes are linked to the course requirements.
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 explain how these properties contribute to improved structural performance [1,3,5,7,8]
  2. determine identify load paths in structural systems for gravity and lateral loading[1,3,4]
  3. apply standards to design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and retaining walls and explain the design process used for ultimate strength behaviour [3,4,5,7,8]
  4. design structural components to meet serviceability requirements and check and describe serviceability behaviour of concrete structural components [3,4,5]
  5. plan, test and interpret results of tests on structural materials and prepare reports of tests. [2, 4, 5, 6, 9]
  6. communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with structural concrete design, and professionally document and check calculations and problem solutions [2, 3, 5, 9]
  7. demonstrate a capacity to work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

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.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 7
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
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical and Written Assessment