Course Title: Produce an engineering design for a steel structure

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: MIET7538

Course Title: Produce an engineering design for a steel structure

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anita Mehmi

Teacher
Ph: +61 3 9925 2011
Email: anita.mehmi@rmit.edu.au

 

Dr. Amita Iyer

Program Manager
Ph:+61 3 9925 8311
Email:amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to complete an engineering project brief, including the analysis and design of simple steel structures from first principles, using appropriate design aids.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21135 Produce an engineering design for a steel structure

Element:

1. Identify steel structure to be designed

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation of the work area.
1.3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The design is identified from documentation, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
1.6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

2. Plan design approach

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Documentation relating to design project is collected and analysed.
2.3 Design references and equipment are available to complete the design, to conform with relevant Australian and/or local standards or regulations, in accordance with enterprise procedures.3. Complete the design

Element:

3. Complete the design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 The design is completed to conform with relevant Australian and/or local standards or regulations, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
3.3 Design references and equipment are used according to relevant Australian standards, manufacturer’s manuals and enterprise procedures.
3.4 Results are recorded, analysed, examined and applied according to enterprise procedures.
3.5 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
3.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

4. Compile, document and present results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
4.2 Design references and equipment are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.3 Results are recorded, analysed and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.4 Results are stored and archived according to enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects
• Lab journal

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU21135 in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week                                                                                         Topics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria                                                  
1Introduction to the course and OH&S requirements                                                                                                                              
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
 Limit States Design of steel structures, Plastic and Elastic Design, Forms of steel structures, Typical steel members, Steel sections, Manufacturers’ catalogues, and introduction to AS 4100.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3Loads on Structures:
- AS 1170 Part 1 to determine design dead and live loads.
- Wind loads on buildings as per AS 1170 Part 2.
- Estimation of loads in steel strctures
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4Design of Metal cladding,Manufacturers’ tables and installation guides, AS 4100 provisions.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
5Design of Purlins & Girts, Sectional properties of Purlins & Girts, Manufacturers’ tables and installation guides, AS 4100 provisions.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
6

Design of axially loaded members (Tension) - capacity calculation and AS 4100 provisions.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
7 

Design of axially loaded members (Compression) - capacity calculation and AS 4100 provisions.

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
8

Class Test

Online Quiz

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
9Design of Steel Beams - Introduction, Sectional properties and overall capacity calculation, AS 4100 provisions.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
10Design of Steel Beams - localised failure, end restraints and Introduction, design for flexure, and AS 4100 provisions.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
11Design of Steel Beams - use of stiffeners, design for shear and deflection, Welded plate girders and AS 4100 provisions.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
12Design of Steel Columns - sectional properties, short and long columns, and AS 4100 provisions.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
13

Design of Steel Columns - subjected to axial load and biaxial bending, braced and unbraced columns, and AS 4100 provisions.

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
14

Connections: Bolted connections, analysis and design, AS4100 provisions

Project Submission

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
15Connections: Welded connections, analysis and design, AS4100 provisions2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
16Design of Base plates: simple and moment connections.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
17-18Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Steel designers' handbook
Author: Gorenc, B, Tinyou, R and Syam, A
Publisher: Australian Steel Institute

9781742233413


References


Other Resources

  • Multimedia Resource
  • Recommended Videos and DVDs
  • RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub. Follow the link to log in
  • http://www.rmit.edu.au
  • The Learning Hub ( Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments 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:

 

Assessment 1: Online Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 2: Project  

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 2: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Online Quiz

Project

Test

1.1

 x

 x

 x

1.2

 x

 x

 x

1.3 

 x

 x

 x

1.4 

 x

 x

 x

1.5 

 x

 x

 x

1.6 

 x

 x

 x

2.1 

 x

 x

 x

2.2 

 x

 x

 x

2.3 

 x

 x

 x

3.1 

 x

 x

 x

3.2 

 x

 x

 x

3.3 

 x

 x

 x

3.4 

 x

 x

 x

3.5 

 x

 x

 x

3.6 

 x

 x

 x

4.1 

 x

 x

 x

4.2 

 x

 x

 x

4.3 

 x

 x

 x

4.4 

 x

 x


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Online Quiz - 20 % (week 8)
Assessment 2: Project - 40 %  (week 14)
Assessment 3: Test - 40% (week 17-18)
 

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VU21135 Elements & Performance Criteria

  VU21135 Elements & Performance Criteria                  
Assessments1.11.21.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 
Online Quiz x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Project x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Test x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Online Quiz
 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 0
Project 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Test 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 3 3 2 0 1 2 2 2 0

All Assessments

VU21135

 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 1
 0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.               
 1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element               
 2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element               
 3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element               

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  • Relevant
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