Course Title: Design simple steel structures and prepare associated structural drawings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Design simple steel structures and prepare associated structural drawings

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to complete the design work and prepare, at the higher level functioning level of an Advanced Diploma, typical structural steel drawings for simple structures in accordance with accepted practice as outlined in AS 1100.501 and AS 4100.

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
EAC040B – Analyse and design simple structural steel members
EDX060B – Prepare basic mechanical and structural engineering drawings to AS 1100
EDC080B – Prepare structural steel design drawings

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAC080B Design simple steel structures and prepare associated structural drawings


1. Design and detail bolted and welded connections.

2. Design and detail tension and compression members and beams from basic design information.

3. Determine additional appropriate information and construction requirements needed for the execution of the work.

4. Draw plans, sections, elevations and details as appropriate to show the members of steel structures.

5. Draw, label and dimension structural steel members and connections.

6. Interpret relevant data from AS 4100, the Australian Engineering Drawing Handbook Part 2, Structural Drawing and the Design Capacity Tables for Structural Steel.

7. Label plans, sections, elevations, and details using an appropriate marking system.

8. Use a software package to design and detail a simple steel structure.

Learning Outcomes

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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