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SSUD13-311: Structural Engineering


This subject is an introduction to structural engineering design which includes external and internal forces, free body diagrams, static force equilibrium, statically determinate structures and design of steel beams.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of structural systems and soil mechanics.
2. Appreciate the analysis of loading conditions, force, stress, strain and the laws of statics.
3. Understand the importance of standards and codes in structural design using steel and concrete as primary construction materials.
4. Recognise, understand and be able to interpret the various forms of communication, including structural drawings and details, used by the structural engineer in building and infrastructure projects.
5. Understand the power of modern modelling software tool to learn about structural action, forces and deflection, loads and similar concepts.


Students must have successfully completed SSUD11-101 Understanding Buildings 1.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017