Design of Concrete Structures

CVE20003, formerly HES2125 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 48 hours



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with knowledge and skills to analyse indeterminate structures using a number of methods and to design reinforced concrete structures.
 After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Determine the statical degree of indeterminacy for beams, frames and trusses. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
2. Use the virtual work method to calculate deflections. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
3. Apply the flexibility method to analyse indeterminate beams and frames. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
4. Apply the moment distribution method to analyse indeterminate beams and frames. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
5. Recognise the basis for current codified structural design philosophy. (K1, K5)
6. Specify the constituents of concrete and its properties. (K1)
7. Design reinforced concrete beams, one way slabs and columns. (K1, K3, S3)
8. Work effectively in small groups to design a reinforced concrete structure considering different loading actions, serviceability and ultimate limit states. (K3, S1, S2, S3, A2, A4, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.