C&ENVENG 4041 - Structural Design Practice
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 4041 Course Structural Design Practice Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites C&ENVENG 3005, C&ENVENG 3007 & C&ENVENG 3020 Course Description This course will involve an authentic design project emulating a real world project in the structural engineering consulting profession.
Students will consolidate and apply knowledge form structural mechanics, reinforced concrete and structural steel design in order to complete the design of a realistic structure according to Australian Standards. In completing this design students will become familiar with the complexities and ambiguities of design.
Students will need to demonstrate a capacity for self-management, independent learning and higher level professional communication skills.
Course Coordinator: Dr Han Fang
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Apply knowledge of structural design principles to the conceptual design of a buildings superstructure through the synthesis of the client’s requirements and evaluation of potential design options; 2 Demonstrate effective oral communication skills by delivering a client briefing to present the conceptual designs evaluated; 3 Demonstrate the fluid application of engineering techniques by scoping and subsequently preparing detailed design calculations to Australian design standards; 4 Critically review design calculations prepared by others; 5 Communicate the final design of a structure through the production of engineering drawings; 6 Demonstrate orderly management of self and professional conduct by managing time effectively and behave in a professional manner in relationships with clients, industrial mentors and other stakeholders involved in the project; and 7 Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective team member by earning the trust and confidence of colleagues through competent and timely completion of tasks, recognising the diversity of the team members and respect for alternative viewpoints.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3,4, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
Required ResourcesAustralian Standards AS1170, AS3600, AS4100, AS1100.501 and AS5100 are required for this course. These can be accessed through the university library website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Each week there are 2x two-hour sessions. These will be run mainly as design workshops in which the students interact with industry design engineers. Some of these sessions will also be used to deliver lectures on key design topics.
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Phase 1 Detailed design calculations ** 20 Group Summative 5 - 1-6 Phase 2 Detailed design calculations ** 40 Group Summative 11 - 1-6 Design drawings 10 Group Summative 13 - 4-6 Exam 30 Group Summative - 40% 3-4 Total 100
** For these assessment tasks it is compulsory that students complete a SPLAT peer assessment on MyUni.
This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Phase 1 design report - Increase the weight from 20% to 30%
Phase 2 draft report - Submitted on 25th May - Remains the same
Phase 2 group interview - Interview through Zoom, Three groups are allocated per session. In each session, every two groups are added in breakout rooms so that an interview between two groups can be performed. 10% weighting
Phase 2 report - Increase the weight from 30 to 40%
Phase 3 drawings - Increase weight from 10% to 20%
Exam Cancelled - (originally 30%)
Assessment DetailDetails of all assessment tasks will be available on MyUni.
Project work is group based (5-6 students) and students will be required to peer assess through SPLAT.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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