Course syllabus

Riskhantering i byggtekniska tillämpningar
Risk Management in Construction Technology Applications

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

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2018-03-27

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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination is based on an oral exam together with evaluation of the report from the project assignment.

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: 0115. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Examination
Code: 0215. Name: Project Assignments.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Project Assignments. For written assignments, not only the correctness of calculations and results is assessed, but also the quality of the presentation, i.e. structure and descriptive texts of the report.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FMS032 Matematical statistics OR FMSF50 Matematical Statistics
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Director of studies: Oskar Larsson,
Course coordinator: Ivar Björnsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: Course homepage at All registered students have access to the course homepage. Short information available at