Course syllabus

Design of Bridges

VBK041, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

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


The course gives applicable knowledge of the design of bridges.

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 lectures, design projects, visiting lectures by professional bridge designers and a study visit.

The course is based on two major projects. The first project is a conventional two span road bridge. The design is made on a relatively detailed level. The second project is a long span bridge where the structural system, construction methods, economy and aesthetics are chosen in the form of preliminary design level.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written examination and design projects.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VBKN01 Steel and Timber Structures, VSMF15 Beam theory, VSMF05 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Roberto Crocetti,
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