CIVL 4009 Timber Structures (UG)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300739

Coordinator Fidelis Mashiri Opens in new window

Description Students learn about the engineering properties of timber and assess it as a construction material. Design methods based on structural mechanics are covered including the design of members and connections.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Structural Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 2007

Co-requisite(s) CIVL 3014

Equivalent Subjects LGYB 1031 - Timber Structures (UG)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the properties of timber that influence its strength as a construction material.
  2. Apply limit state design concepts for timber elements and whole structures
  3. Determine design loads and analyse timber structures to evaluate internal design action effects
  4. Design timber elements based on evaluated design action effects

Subject Content

Characteristics, grading and use of timber for structural design
Design of tension members
Design of Compression members
Design of members in flexure
Design of members under combined action
Design of 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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task Submission of tutorial solutions (every fortnight from week 3) 10 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 2 hours 15 N Individual
Report Approximately 40 pages 25 N Group
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Sydney City Campus - Term 2 (2023)

Sydney City


Subject Contact Ankit Agarwal Opens in new window

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Sydney City Campus - Term 1 (2024)

Sydney City


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