Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: V5at, V5hb. Course coordinator: Tord Isaksson,, Structural Engineering. Prerequisites: At least one of the following courses: VBKN01 Betongbyggnad, VBFN05 Energi, luft och fukt vid ombyggnad och förvaltning, VBMN10 Betong i livscykelperspektiv. Recommended prerequisits: FMS 032 Matematical statistics. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 16. Assessment: Written examination and project assignment. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course shall give understanding of uncertainties and risk in civil engineering systems and knowledge about methods to support decision under uncertainties in design and planning of buildings and civil infrastructure.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course covers:

The course presents a systematic, statistical methodology to analyze and evaluate uncertainties related to safety and performance in civil engineering applications, as support for design with respect to load bearing capacity, deflections, vibration, energy performance, moisture safety, indoor environment and durability.

The course is based on lectures, excercises and a major project assignment. The student can choose application area in the project assignment according to interest. Special computer software for reliability analysis is used in the course.

The examination is based on a written exam together with evaluation of the report from the project assignment.

Thoft-Christensen P., Baker M.J.: Structural reliability Theory and Its Applications. Springer-Verlag 1982.
STRUREL, Software for reliability analysis, Munchen


Code: 0111. Name: Written Examination.
Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.

Code: 0211. Name: Project Assignment.
Higher education credits: 3,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Assessment of written project report.