Course Title: Structure and Construction 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 002750

Course Title: Structure and Construction 6

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Tim Regan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Buil 1111 structures

Course Description

This course teaches structural design principles and problems in the design, planning and construction of concrete and steel buildings. The course also introduces design theory in relation to concrete frames, floor systems, footings and steel systems.

This course will review, consolidate and extend the knowledge of students into more complex structural areas. This course aims to provide a broad overview of structural building systems and alternative structural possibilities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to design and understand simple structural building systems, and to have a broad overview of a number of basic design concepts in structural steel, concrete and structural timber. Students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the professional skills of the structural engineer and related professionals. This course follows on from the first structures course buil1111

This course will enable students to practically apply the concepts, skills and knowledge in industry practice. The student will be able to undertake a simple design project that demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the structural design of materials used in construction.

1. Reflective practice

An ability to:-
1.2 to seek further knowledge and understanding as part of life-long learning.

2. Evidence based practice

An ability to:-
2.1 identify a problem.

2.2 defend actions and outcomes logically, coherently and with reference to the techniques and methods used in practice.

2.3 put professional practice into a global context, adopting appropriate international best practices and standards at all times.

3. Problem diagnosis and solving

An ability to:-
3.1 resolve problems using sound problem-solving methodologies.

3.2 synthesise knowledge with professional experience to produce the best outcomes when faced with problems.

3.6 utilise technology to assist professional practice and enhance decision-making capacity.

4. Communication

An ability to:-
4.1 communicate with a wide range of clients, authorities, professionals and other stakeholders.

4.2 ask appropriate questions in a manner that is understood by the other person, listen to, and use, the answer to properly and professionally inform the outcome or path of action chosen.

5. Strategic thinking and action

An ability to:-
5.1 adopt a professional attitude to thinking through problems, evaluating alternative actions and adopting the most defensible strategy.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be familiar with building structures as per the weekly topic headings.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will examine each section as per the learning program outline. Students learning experiences include tutorials and exercises.

Overview of Learning Resources

As per list below.

Overview of Assessment

For any designated module in a course you must achieve:
• 50% overall,
• at least 40% in the assessment allocated to assignment work or class tests.
• at least 40% in assessment allocated to examinations.
If you fail a module, designated by the course guide, you will be deemed to have failed the whole course and will have to repeat it.