Structural Engineering Project

Course code CIVL4521Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Provides a practical introduction to design techniques in structural engineering. The emphasis is on realistic design problems, such as the structural design of a new commercial or industrial building. Problems are set and supervised by practicing engineers in consultation with departmental staff and test most aspects of design.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides the capstone experience for the structural engineering strand of the civil engineering program:

A1. To know the basics of conceptual design.

A2. To apply the research and design skills acquired in earlier courses for the solution of realistic practical problems as a part of the team.

A3. To know the major Australian Standards for structural engineering design.

A4. To know features and limitations of the most common software used in professional practice at design stage.

A5. To be able to communicate design outcomes at a professional level.
ContentStructural design:
- Conceptual structural design
- Steel design
- Concrete design
- Timber and masonry design
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCIVL3160 and CIVL3170. Students should also refer to the Compulsory Program Component section
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Preliminary design including structural layout and design philosophy.
Detailed design.
Field book.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursStudio: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Engineering.
Compulsory Program ComponentCIVL3160 Reinforced Concrete Design and CIVL3170 Steel Design.
Steel and concrete design are essential knowledge for successful completion of a structural design project.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CIVL4521