Building Design Project

CVE80021 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Admission to a Post Graduate degree with a cognate discipline
Assumed Knowledge
Structural analysis and design

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with practical skills which are necessary for the structural design of buildings, and to put these skills into practice by working on industry engaged projects.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Undertake conceptual design for buildings covering floor layout and identify suitable lateral load resisting systems (K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A1, A5, A6)
2. Carry out design of composite and prestressed concrete floors (K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A1, A5, A6)
3. Calculate wind loads and seismic loads on multi-story buildings according to AS1170.2 and AS1170.4 (K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A1, A5, A6)
4. Apply their knowledge of building design to design lateral load-resisting systems for multi-story buildings (K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S3, S4, A1, A2, A4, A6, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.