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Structural Steel Design and Technology (10250.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment



    This unit promotes the analysis of structural steel engineering elements as part of an engineering design team by focusing on design skills and techniques using a structural analysis program, along with the documentation of such projects to a professional level of presentation using appropriate software in accordance with the Australian Standards.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Discuss and solve for the principles of structural mechanics and elastic theory with reference to the external actions and internal responses of simple statically determinate and indeterminate elements and frames;

    2. Examine current Australian Standards and design guidelines and solve for a range of common structural steel elements;

    3. Integrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills by producing general arrangements and detailed drawings of structural steel elements using CAD software in accordance with current standards; and

    4. Show proof of high levels of communication skills suitable for professional, technical and academic contexts.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week, consisting of 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop.


    Structural Design and Drafting, 10245.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Students should have knowledge of the principles of static equilibrium and elastic response and be able to apply these principles to the construction and design of simple structural elements; and identify general arrangements and relate to detailed drawings of structural elements in accordance with current standards.

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