Course Title: Prepare structural steel design drawings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5232 Diploma of Engineering Drafting

Course Title: Prepare structural steel design drawings

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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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
EDX080 – Select fabrication processes

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDC080B Prepare structural steel design drawings


• Apply data from relevant codes
• Draw structural steel line diagrams
• Produce design drawings of various structural components in accordance with the design specifications
• Detail weld types and requirements for field and site
• Specify appropriate protective coatings
• Structural and high strength bolts
• 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