Course syllabus

Riskhantering i byggtekniska tillämpningar
Risk Management in Construction Technology Applications

VBKN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Elective for: V5-hb, V5-at
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

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 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and project assignment.

Code: 0112. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0212. Name: Project Assignment.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Project Assignment


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FMS032 Matematical statistics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Oskar Larsson,
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