ENEC20001 - Concrete Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Concrete Design is an advanced civil engineering unit that introduces the analysis and design of complex reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. In this unit, you will develop knowledge of state-of-the-art construction materials and design technologies in the context of structural engineering and environmental sustainability. You will be expected to conceptualise the vertical and horizontal load resisting mechanism of concrete structural systems, interpret and apply the relevant Australian Standards, and ensure the designed structure/structural components also meet the serviceability and stakeholder requirements. The use of commercial computer software is required to analyse and design these structures. In this unit, you will document the processes involved in modelling, analysis, design, and communication, and work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Project (applied) 30%
2. Project (applied) 30%
3. In-class Test(s) 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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
Concrete and prestress are the best part of this unit.
Recommendation
Glad to note that students enjoyed the content.
Action Taken
Practice continued.
Source: Moodle unit evaluation
Feedback
More slides with solved tutorial would be good.
Recommendation
Tutorials were discussed in the class and gave guidance to solve the problems. Lecturers were available to assist if any issue with solving the problems.
Action Taken
Practice continued.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Well organised and delivered unit.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued in the future offering as well.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Lecturers are supportive and available for consultation when required.
Recommendation
This practice will be continued in the future offering as well.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Determine various types of loads acting on a structural system, provide a rationale for load combinations applied, and conceptualise the load resisting concrete structural systems
  2. Formulate, plan, manage, and complete projects, individually or in teams, in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  3. Design complex reinforced concrete structural components using appropriate Australian Standards
  4. Design prestressed concrete structural components using appropriate Australian Standards
  5. Use appropriate software to analyse and/or design the structural components subjected to different load combinations
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Intermediate
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 3I 4I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I 4I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 2I 6N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 2I 6I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 6I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 2I 6I )
Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 3A 4A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 3A 4A 5I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 3A 4A 5I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1I 3A 4A 5A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3A 4A 5I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1I 5A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1I 3A 4A 5I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1A 2A 3I 4I 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 2A 3I 4I 6I )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - In-class Test(s)