Course Title: Prepare structural steel design drawings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Prepare structural steel design drawings

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to produce design drawings for steel structures. These drawings would be used for tendering purposes or to produce shop drawings for fabrication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX060 – Prepare basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings to AS 1100
MEM30001A - Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDC080B Prepare structural steel design drawings


1. Read, interpret and extract relevant information from the structural steel project specifications.

2. Interpret and apply relevant codes.

3. Draw structural steel line

4. Produce design drawings of various structural components in accordance with the design specifications.

5. Apply knowledge of weld types and requirements for field and site welds.

6. Specify appropriate protective coatings

7. Detail bolted connections.

8. Consider other design and drafting disciplines involved in a structural design project.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the Learning Package on the Learning Hub.

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