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SEV323 - Steel Structures

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ying Wang



Prerequisite from 2017: SEV220 or SEV320



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hours of class per week, 1 x 2 hour  seminar per week, 2 x 1 hour practicals per trimester. All students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. 2 x 1 hour practicals per trimester. Students must attend and participate in practical  activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit introduces the fundamental concepts for design procedures of steel structures and their behaviour during service life and according to the valid design codes. This will enable students to understand various design philosophies, to apply the knowledge to design steel structural members, including tension and compression members, beams and beam-columns, welded and bolted connections, and frames.


Examination 50%, two assignments (20% each) 40%, prac report 10%.

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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