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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 2021

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

Hui Jiao

Teaching staff

David Wood

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



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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.





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Teaching Pattern

2 x 90 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 4 x 3hr practicals


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

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