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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Introduces the fundamental principles of design of concrete structures. Students will learn how to analyse, design and detail reinforced concrete sections for buildings, including beams, columns, slabs and foundations using limit states design. Students will also gain an understanding of concrete reinforcing design and inspection.

Unit content

General concepts of reinforced concrete structures

Loads and limit states design of reinforced concrete structures

Design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and pad foundations

Detailing, anchorage and curtailment of reinforced concrete structures

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 design and detail, using engineering sketches, a range of reinforced concrete members including beams, slabs and columns Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate an understanding of limit states design concepts and apply this to the design of concrete structures. Creativity Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design and detail, using engineering sketches, a range of reinforced concrete members including beams, slabs and columns
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an understanding of limit states design concepts and apply this to the design of concrete structures.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline