ENCN213-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Design Studio 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


Loads and load paths in buildings and bridges. Design calculations for timber and steel structures. Engineering drawing. Construction and testing of simple structures.

This course is an introductory course consisting of a bridge design part and a building design part. The objective is to familiarise the students with fundamental structural design processes. The course covers conceptual designs, design calculations, bridge model testing and structural element testing.

Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives of the building design part are:

1. Understand load paths and load types for a typical building structure;
2. Get familiar with load combinations and know how to use NZ load standards
3. Get familiar with ultimate limit state (ULS) design & serviceability limit state (SLS) design for a building structure
4. Know how to calculate strength demand on structural members
5. Know how to design beams, columns, walls and lateral bracing systems
6. Understand the theory of compression members
7. Get familiar with engineering drawings of buildings


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Course Coordinator

Alessandro Palermo


Minghao Li

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,215.00

International fee $5,729.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

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