BLAR12054 - Structural Design Processes
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit develops an understanding of: structural drawings and computational methods associated with timber, reinforced concrete and steel structures; design processes for timber structures including: beams, columns, tension members, compression members and connections; design processes for reinforced concrete structures including; approximate analysis and sizing of members; singly reinforced beams; doubly reinforced beams; T beams; L beams; One-way slabs; Two-way slabs; columns-short and long; footings; design process for steel structures including approximate sizing of beams and columns, tension members, compressing members, beams, columns-short and long, stiffeners and connections.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites - BLAR11032

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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• The assignments were always very clearly explained, all students that had questions received answers in a timely manner and the weekly recorded lectures were always very clear with multiple examples of each given concept worked through to its completion. Assignments were always marked as per the course profile feedback date. Moodle course evaluation Good to know that the online lectures, content were useful towards learning progress and assessments completion. Thank you for your feedback. Will continue to do our level best in the next offer as well.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe structural analysis processes.
  2. Analyse statically indeterminate structures by both rigorous and approximate methods.
  3. Perform preliminary designs for structures and also sizing and design of simple structural members in buildings
  4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence    
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Understanding Structures
Author/s: Seward, D Year: 2014
Edition: 5th Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
City: Swindon
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microphone and headset
  • WebCam
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRemadevi Dhanasekar (r.dhanasekar@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Structural analysis processes: An overview of the design of multi cell building

Week 2 13-03-2017

The analysis of indeterminate structures

Week 3 20-03-2017

Combined stress analysis and limit state design. Design of timber structures

Week 4 27-03-2017

Design of timber structures

Week 5 03-04-2017

Design of timber structures.

A1 Written Assessment Due Wednesday (05 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Design of concrete structures

Week 7 24-04-2017

Design of concrete structures

Week 8 01-05-2017

Design of concrete structures

A2 Written Assessment Due Wednesday (03 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Design of steel structures

Week 10 15-05-2017

Design of steel structures

Week 11 22-05-2017

Design of steel structures

Week 12 29-05-2017

Professional practice: The future

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Program Review week

A3 Written Assessment Due Wednesday (07 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A1 Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment item aligns to course learning outcomes 1,2 and 4 as outlined in the course profile. Assessment questions include theory and analysis of structures.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Wednesday (05-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Wednesday (26-Apr-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

(5%) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(90%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

(5%) Reference - Use of the Harvard Referencing System. Harvard referencing guide can be available via course profile.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Must be submitted as a single word or pdf file. Hand-written answers are accepted. Students should scan the hand-written answers and submit it as a pdf file for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe structural analysis processes.

2. Analyse statically indeterminate structures by both rigorous and approximate methods.

3. Perform preliminary designs for structures and also sizing and design of simple structural members in buildings

4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A2 Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment item aligns to course learning outcomes 1,3 and 4 as outlined in the course profile. Assessment questions include theory and design of structural elements .

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Wednesday (03-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Wednesday (17-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

(5%) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(90%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

(5%) Reference - Use of the Harvard Referencing System. Harvard referencing guide can be available via course profile.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Must be submitted as a single word or pdf file. Hand-written answers are accepted. Students should scan the hand-written answers and submit it as a pdf file for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe structural analysis processes.

3. Perform preliminary designs for structures and also sizing and design of simple structural members in buildings

4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title A3 Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment item aligns to course learning outcomes 1,3 and 4 as outlined in the course profile. Assessment questions include theory and design of structural members .

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Wednesday (07-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students 5.00PM on 01 July Friday - University Vacation period
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

(5%) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(90%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

(5%) Reference - Use of the Harvard Referencing System. Harvard referencing guide can be available via course profile.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Must be submitted as a single word or pdf file. Hand-written answers are accepted. Students should scan the hand-written answers and submit it as a pdf file for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Perform preliminary designs for structures and also sizing and design of simple structural members in buildings

4. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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