Course syllabus

Structural Design

VSMF10, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

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 basic knowledge about structural stability and structural joints.

The afu part of the course consists of study visits and/or project lectures and aims  to clarify  the various parts and 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:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Hand-in assignments, afu and written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0111. Name: Structural Design.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0211. Name: Work Related Training.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Compulsory attendance
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 OR VSMA20 Structural Dynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBK013, VSM611, VBKF15

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Susanne Heyden,
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