Course Title: Structures 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Structures 2

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

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Course Description

Provide the participant with the knowledge of structural principles as they apply in the building process in order that they may communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CIVE 5123 Structures 1 (ABC086) - pre-requisite

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC087 Structures 2

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Describe basic structural requirements.
• Determine the loads on structure.
• Explain the effects of force and moments:
• Describe the properties and behaviour of structural materials.
• Describe the section properties of structural elements and their effect on structural performance:
• Describe the properties of spanning elements.
• Describe the properties of columns.
• Describe the factors affecting the design of connections between structural elements.
• Outline the wind bracing requirements for simple industrial buildings.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
- Assignment
- Learning outcome test
- Written examination