Structural Design

Subject CVEN40021 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Forty-eight hours of lectures and tutorials.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours per semester
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit



Assoc Prof Emad Gad


Melbourne School of Engineering
Ground Floor
Old Engineering Building #173
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA

General telephone enquiries
+ 61 3 8344 6703
+ 61 3 8344 6507

+ 61 3 9349 2182
+ 61 3 8344 7707

Subject Overview:

On the completion of this elective unit students should appreciate the design methodology used for structures constructed of concrete, timber, masonry, cold-formed steel and composites, and be able to produce effective and economical design solutions through correct integration of these materials.

Objectives: Students should gain practical knowledge and skills in the design of structures constructed of concrete, timber, masonry, cold-formed steel and composites. Furthermore, students should be able to produce effective and economical design solutions through understanding of relevant material properties, construction techniques and design standards.
  • 3 hour end of semester examination (70%)
  • Two assignments of no more than 3000 words each (total 30%) One assignment on concrete technology and the second on design, to be undertaken throughout the semester
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • The ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
  • In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Ability to utilise systems approach to design and operational performance
Notes: Subject is offered for the last time in 2010

Download PDF version.