CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300736

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Description This unit covers the basic elements of structural behaviour and design with reinforced and pre-stressed concrete. Students will learn to analyse the section capacity of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, and columns, and design simple suspended structures. The unit places a strong emphasis on the process of structural design.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Civil Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 2007

Co-requisite(s) CIVL 3014

Equivalent Subjects CIVL 3001 - Concrete Structures (UG)

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of engineering mechanics and statics.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Discuss the properties of fresh and hardened concrete
  2. Apply limit state design concepts to concrete elements and whole structures
  3. Determine design actions for and analyse concrete structures to obtain internal design action effects
  4. Design concrete elements based on evaluated design action effects
  5. Apply relevant Australian Standards for concrete structures and loading in the designing of concrete structural elements
  6. Analyse and interpret the behaviour of concrete structural elements subjected to appropriate design loads

Subject Content

Materials, the design process, Standards
Beams: flexural strength analysis, flexural behaviour, shear, deflections and cracking.
Basic pre-stressed design.
Columns: ultimate strength, slenderness effects.
Slabs: simplified design, simple analysis for deflections.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report approx. 20 pages 30 N Group
Intra-session Exam 1 hr - Closed book 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hrs - Closed Book 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City


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