Steel Design

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Steel Design

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Content covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course covers the structural design of steel members and connections. Topics include design loads and the structural design of steel beams, columns, tension members and bolted and welded connections.
    1. Determination of design loads.
    2. Understand design process
    3. Sizing of structural steel members
    4. Structural design of a realistic structure.
    Limit states and design loading.
    Outline of types of steel and steel structures.
    Methods of structural analysis.
    Flexural members (i.e., beams).
    Columns (i.e., compression members).
    Tension members.
    Combined actions (i.e., beams/columns).
    Bolted, pinned, and welded connections.
    Composite beams.
    Past examination and quiz paper review.
    Example design drawings and steel schedule.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.