ENEC20002 - Steel and Masonry Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Steel and Masonry Design introduces you to material and section properties of structural steel and masonry, and factors affecting the properties of steel and masonry construction. You will design complex steel and masonry structures subjected to various loads that comply with both ultimate and serviceability limit states as required in Australian Standards. In this unit, you will also use appropriate computer software to analyse and/or design. You will also formulate, plan, manage, and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholders and sustainability requirements. You will also document and communicate engineering information using the appropriate platform at a standard expected for a professional engineer.

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 3 - 2021

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
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 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 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.67% 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: Unit evaluation through Moodle
Feedback
Students appreciated the masonry and steel design covered in the unit.
Recommendation
Steel and masonry design will be covered in the subsequent offerings.
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated the use of software SpaceGass and MS Excel in the design of steel and masonry structures.
Recommendation
The design of steel and masonry structures using SpaceGass and MS Excel will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated the opportunity of learning the Australian Standards of steel and masonry design.
Recommendation
Australian Standards will be used in the design of steel and masonry structures.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate structural performance using the material and section properties of structural steel and masonry
  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 steel members and connections subjected to various design actions according to the Australian Standards
  4. Design masonry members and connections subjected to various design actions according to the Australian Standards
  5. Use computer software to analyse and design the structures subjected to different load combinations that comply with relevant standards
  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 )
3.5 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 )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4I 6I )
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)