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CS2003 - Introduction to Structural Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Introduction to structural design; Introduction to working stress and limit state designs; Dead loads; Live loads; Wind loads; Introduction to the use of design codes; Design of steel members (tension, compression and flexural members) and their connections; Design of timber members and their connections; Introduction to civil engineering drawing.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify different types of loads (including wind loads) on structural elements and calculate critical design loads on appropriate design standards;
  • demonstrate the ability to use the Australian codes of practice in thefield of structural engineering;
  • apply limit state design principles to meet strength and serviceability requirements and identify material properties of timber and steel relevant to the design;
  • analyse and design steel and timber structural elements such as tension, compression and bending members, and connections to meet the strength and serviceability requirements;
  • interpret structural drawings and specifications for steel and timber structures.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) -
Prerequisites: CS2001


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 3 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.