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CS2003 - Introduction to Structural Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Introduction to structural behaviour and form; the place of analysis in design process using examples of beams and frames; relationship between bending moment and deflected shapes; approximate analysis of indeterminate structures; introduction to working stress and limit state designs; dead loads; live loads; wind loads; an 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

  • ability to design some individual structural elements;
  • ability to understand design problem identification;
  • become familiar with the Australian Codes of Practice in the field of structural engineering;
  • have a structural feel and appreciation for the importance of load path, deflected shape and approximate analysis.
Prerequisites: CS2001


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor John Ginger
Lecturers: Professor John Ginger, Assoc. Professor Rabin Tuladhar.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

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.