2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
SEM222 and SEM223 or one unit from SEM201 or SEJ201
SEV353 and SEV454
Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 2 hour studio per week. 3 x 3 hour concrete lab sessions per trimester. Students are required to attend and participate in project oriented design-based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.
1 x 2 hour classes per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online studio and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. Students are required to attend and participate in project oriented design-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week (typically week 6).
This unit introduces the material properties and fundamental concepts for design procedures of concrete structures and the behaviour during service life according to the design codes. This includes introduction to the basic material properties and concrete mix design, structural design philosophies, flexural design of simply supported and continuous beams using Australian Design Code AS-3600, design of beams for shear, serviceability requirements, steel bond and development length, design of one way slabs, design of two way slabs, design of reinforced concrete columns, shear walls, and footings. Fundamental concepts of design procedures will be introduced through design studios and projects.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the application of design procedure to concrete structures considering various elements and material properties and to create acceptable building design complying with the Australian Standards.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Develop a safe, economical and efficient design for a given concrete structure.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Work and communicate effectively within a team to create a design solution for a client.
Communicate a project design to a client, via a professionally structured report, which details relevant drawings, calculations, ethical implications and incorporates stakeholder’s requirements.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO8: Global citizenship
Apply a standard testing procedure to ensure quality control requirements of concrete for a range of concrete structures.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of 50% in the concrete lab report (team), and a mark of 50% in the final design report (individual).
Prescribed text(s): Al-Ameri, 2017, Properties and Design of Concrete Structures (Custom Edition), eBook only, Pearson Education.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEV300 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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