The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 1 - 2020


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Evaluate wind loads as per the Australian Standards for steel framed structures

2. Optimise structural steel sizes in simple and complex structures


  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 *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - If unsuccessful in only this component of the course and having demonstrated a reasonable attempt (a mark > 40% in this item), students will be given one more attempt to complete this assessment satisfactorily (achieving > 50% in the supplementary paper). Students sitting a supplementary exam will have their overall mark capped at 64%.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan


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 starting in week 2