Reinforced Concrete Design

10 Units

This course introduces students to the structural design of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete members. Topics include the structural design of reinforced concrete slabs (including two way slabs and flat plates), beams, columns and footings; and pre-stressed concrete beams.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand basic reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete concepts
  2. Apply relevant design processes to reinforced concrete structures
  3. Demonstrate their understanding of sizing of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete members
  4. Structurally design a realistic structure
  5. Design and check for serviceability (crack and deflection) and ultimate limit state conditions in accordance with the Australian Standard AS3600-2009
  6. Comparatively assess and critique ultimate and serviceability limit state design conditions between the Australian Standard AS3600-2009 and major international RC design codes
  • Materials:  concrete, reinforcing and pre-stressing steel
  • Design process and analysis of concrete structures
  • Design of reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns and footings and pre-stressed concrete beams
  • Design and detailing of connections in concrete structures
  • This course has similar content to CIVL3160. If you have completed CIVL3160, you cannot enrol in this course.
Assumed Knowledge Content from CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Design Assignment 1 - Design Methodology & Load Paths
  • Written Assignment: Design Assignment 2 - Continuous T-Beam Design
  • Written Assignment: Design Assignment 3 - Two-Way Slab Design
  • Written Assignment: Design Assignment 4 - Two-Way Flat Plat Design
  • Written Assignment: Design Assignment 5 - Column and Pad Footing Design
  • Quiz: Quiz - Pre-stressed Concrete Design
  • Formal Examination: Final exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students are required to obtain at least 25 marks out of 50 in the final examination in order to pass the course irrespective of their performance in other assessment items.)
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6160
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