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SEV323 - Steel and Timber Structures

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Mahbube Subhani
Prerequisite:

One unit from SEM222, SEM201, SEJ201 or SEM216

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2 x 1 hour classes per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week.

Content

This unit introduces the fundamental concepts for design procedures of steel and timber 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 structural members, including tension and compression members, beams and connections design for both timber and steel structures.  Design of  beam-columns and frames will also be covered for steel structures.

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Explain the behaviour of various elements of civil engineering structures subjected to different types of load 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Illustrate the use of basic design procedure of various structural elements

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Apply relevant Australian Structural Design Standards for the design of various element of steel and timber structures 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Solve real-world problems related to various element of steel and timber structures considering their structural behaviour during their service life

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

  

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Steel design task Analyse and design structural members of a steel structure 30% Week 6
Timber design task Analyse and design structural members of a timber structure 20% Week 10
Examination 2-hour written examination 50% Examination period

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.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final examination.

Learning Resource

Prescribed text(s): Gorenc, 2013, Steel Designers Handbook, 8th edition, Uni NSW Press.

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEV323 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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