Intro to Structural Concepts and Design (CIVL2230)


The primary objective is to develop an understanding of design concepts and an introduction to the design of steel, concrete and composite structures. This involves calculation of loads on structures caused by gravity, wind and earthquake; and analysis and design of basic structural elements.

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1.5 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (25%) and Final Exam (75%)


School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney/CIVL 2230 Introduction to Structural Concepts & Design/2010//

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

CIVL2110 AND CIVL2201 AND ENGG1802. Structural mechanics, first year mathematics, but these are not prerequisites

Additional Information

Basic structural elements include beams, columns slabs and simple frames.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.