Steel Design

10 Units

This course introduces students to the structural design of steel members and connections. Topics include design loads and the structural design of steel beams, columns, tension members, and bolted and welded connections.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Determine design loads
  2. Apply relevant design processes to steel structures
  3. Size structural steel members
  4. Apply their skills and knowledge to structurally design a realistic structure
  5. Demonstrate an advanced level of steel design skills
  • Limit states and design loading
  • Outline of types of steel and steel structures
  • Methods of structural analysis
  • Flexural members (ie, beams)
  • Columns (ie, compression members)
  • Tension members
  • Combined actions (ie, beams/columns)
  • Bolted, pinned and welded connections
  • Composite beams
  • Example design drawings and steel schedule
  • This course has similar content to CIVL3170. If you have completed CIVL3170, you cannot enrol in this course.
Assumed Knowledge Content from CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Design Actions Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Portal Frame Design Project
  • Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours



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


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

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6170
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