SEJ201 - Structural Design


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 2
Previously coded as: SEM201
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.


STP010, and one unit from SEE010 or SEJ010

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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 2 hour Practical experience (studio) per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour Practical experience (studio) per week. Students are required to attend and participate in project oriented design-based activities linked to their design project assessment tasks at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


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, Physics 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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