Course Title: Steel Structures 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Steel Structures 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1210

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

CIVE1210

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

CIVE1211

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1211

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2020 (VC11)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Rick Chan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9975

Course Coordinator Email: ricky.chan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.21


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CIVE1179 Steel Structures 1


Course Description

This course further develops your structural engineering knowledge and skills. It builds on prior knowledge in CIVE1179 Steel Structures 1 and prepares you to work in the real world of engineering. You will learn how to design a multi-story building under the constraints of architectural requirements. This course also covers a range of more advanced topics in the structural use of steel such as:  steel/reinforced concrete composites slabs, composite beams, composite columns, shear buckling of web-stiffened plate girders, long span trusses, and plastic analysis of indeterminate beams.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) for students who commenced their program prior to 2023:

1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) for students who commenced their program in 2023:

  • PLO1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering. 
  • PLO2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
  • PLO4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity.
  • PLO6: Develop and demonstrate the capacity for autonomy, agility and reflection of own learning, career and professional development and conduct.  
  • PLO7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to First Nations peoples and globally inclusive perspectives and participation. 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Design a multi-storey steel structural frame according to architectural requirements
  2. Design concrete/steel composite structural elements: slabs, beams and columns
  3. Design web-stiffened plate girders and long span trusses
  4. Prepare structural design documentation according to professional standards
  5. Analyse indeterminate beams using the plastic analysis method


Overview of Learning Activities

Combined lecture and tutorial sessions. Learning materials such as lecture slides and design examples are available via Blackboard LMS. You will be divided into groups of three or four. Each group will engage in a design project on a medium-rise composite structure

Total study hours: Three (3) hours per week for one semester comprising lectures and tutorial sessions. Students are expected to study and work a further 4-5 hours (minimum) to complete assessment tasks and undertake independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture slides and design examples are available online. A list of Australian Standards, design handbooks and recommended textbooks will be provided.

Subject Guide: http://rmit.libguides.com/civileng


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: On-line test #1 (multiple choice)

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3

Feedback will be given in lecture

Assessment Task 2:  On-line test #2

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Group design project

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3 & 4

A marking criteria/rubrics are available to students

Assessment 4: Individual take-home assignment

Weighting 30% 

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3 & 5