Courses & Units

Steel and Timber Design ENG321

Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces limit states design concepts followed by analytical and design techniques for steel and timber structures and members. It builds on the material covered in KNE113 Engineering Statics and KNE216 Civil Engineering 1.


The unit is an introduction to steel and timber structure design to Australian design Standards. The aim is to prepare students the necessary the knowledge and skills to design, construct and supervise structural engineering projects.

Summary

Unit name Steel and Timber Design
Unit code ENG321
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator

Hui Jiao

Teaching staff

David Wood

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Understand structural grades and limit states of steel and timber elements and whole structures.

2. Design simple steel and timber elements with simple design actions imposed on them.

3. Design load carrying capacity of small steel or timber structures under given loading conditions according to Australian Standards.

4. Cooperate at a sub-professional level within a small group environment.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 030903

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG222

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KNE315

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

TBA

Assessment

Three major assessments:  Steel design project (25%), Timber design project (25%) and 3-hr end of semester exam (50%)

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Textbooks

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