Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Zhigang Xiao


Sustainable engineering design, concepts of strength and serviceability limit states, load and strength factors, basic framing concepts in buildings, estimation of loads, basic analysis of slabs, computer analysis of frames, specifications for durability and strength analysis of RC sections, design of slabs in flexure, design of beams in flexure, shear design of beams, bond, length of development and detailing of reinforcement, analysis of interaction of axial compression and bending, strength design of columns, basic concepts in concrete technology, preparation of concrete specifications; prescriptive and performance specifications, preparation of design drawings.


The student is expected to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the methods and processes of structural engineering and the design of concrete structures.


Examination (3 hours): 50%
Practical/project work: 50%

Workload requirements

24 lectures and 26 practice classes

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Chief examiner(s)