CIVL 4002 Composite Structures

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300987

Coordinator Fidelis Mashiri Opens in new window

Description This unit builds on knowledge gained in steel and concrete structures, especially the design of structural members using either steel or concrete. Students will learn the design of composite beams, floors, columns and connections based on Australian and International standards as well as mechanics of materials.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 3012 AND
CIVL 3002

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify and discuss various structural systems used in composite construction
  2. Apply limit state design concepts to composite structural elements and structures
  3. Analyse and determine design loads for composite structures
  4. Design composite structural elements based on service loads

Subject Content

1. Composite Beams
2. Composite Floors
3. Composite Columns
4. Composite Connections


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
Assignments (Solutions to Exam Type Questions; Total of 4 to cover each content topic; Each worth 5%; Each topic covers ULOs 1-4) 20 Pages (in total) 20 N Individual
Mid-Semester Exam 2 Hours 20 N Individual
Final Examination 2 Hours 60 N Individual

Teaching Periods