Course syllabus

Structural Design

VSMF10, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 4
Date of Decision: 2012-02-14

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give knowledge about the design of simple structural elements of wood, steel and reinforced concrete as well as knowledge about structural stability and structural joints.

The aim of the afu part of the course is to create a connection to construction projects and follow the various roles in the construction process.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course includes basic principles for design based on the partial coefficient method and the determination of the most dangerous load combination. Design and verification are based on code requirements for wood, steel and reinforced concrete. Principles for the design of simple structural systems and stabilization of structural units. Design of simple structural joints.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Hand-in assignments and written examination.

Code: 0111. Name: Structural Design.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0211. Name: Work Related Training.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0311. Name: Hand-in Assignments.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved hand-in assignments. Grade will influence final grade on course.


Required prior knowledge: FME602 Structural Mechanics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBK013, VSM611

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Susanne Heyden,
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