Steel Design


The course covers the structural design of steel members and connections. Topics include design loads and the structural design of steel beams, columns, tension members and bolted and welded connections.



  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Determine design loads

2. Demonstrate their understanding of the design process

3. Size structural steel members

4. Structurally design of a realistic structure.


  1. Limit states and design loading.
  2. Outline of types of steel and steel structures.
  3. Methods of structural analysis.
  4. Flexural members (i.e., beams).
  5. Columns (i.e., compression members).
  6. Tension members.
  7. Combined actions (i.e., beams/columns).
  8. Bolted, pinned, and welded connections.
  9. Composite beams.
  10. Past examination and quiz paper review.
  11. Example design drawings and steel schedule.

Assumed Knowledge

Content covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Wind-load Assignment

Project: Portal Frame Design Project

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term