SEJ201 - Structural Design


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 2
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.250

Must have passed SIT199 and must have passed 1 unit in (SEP101 or SEB101) and must have passed 2 credit points in (SEJ103, SEE103, SEM111)



Incompatible with:

SEM222, SEM223 and SEM201

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 2 hours studio per week,2 x 2 hour practicals per trimester. All students are required to attend and participate in project oriented design-based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x 1 hour class per week (recordings provided), 2 x 1 hour online seminar/studio per week, 2 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.  Students are required to attend and participate in project oriented design-based activities linked to their design project assessment tasks at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus at scheduled sessions throughout 2 days during the trimester intensive week (typically week 7).


SEJ201 introduces and explores the fundamental concepts of mechanics of structures most relevant to Civil and Mechanical Engineering students. This unit builds on concepts introduced in Engineering Fundamentals and Materials in first year and prepares students to continue their studies into Advanced Stress and Structural Analysis. The unit will address concepts and skills in loading and force systems, section properties, shear force and bending moments, basic structural analysis and member selection with skills applied in a real world structural design project context.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible for a pass in this unit, students must achieve a minimum of 50% averaged over all quizzes and a minimum of 50% on the response to constraint and the final project report.

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