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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]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

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.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018