Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural timber members

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural timber members

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to interpret Australian Standards and design simple timber structures consisting of beams, columns and connections.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B – Use technical mathematics (advanced)
EDX100B – Analyse force systems (basic)
EDX090B – Analyse force systems (complex)
EDC030B – Determine design actions and analyse structures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAC140B Analyse and design simple structural timber members


1. Calculate, using Appropriate Australian Standards, the design loads for timber beams and columns

2. Design, to AS1720, simple timber beams, simple timber beams within a grid, columns and nailed and bolted connections.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction