Course syllabus

Stål- och träbyggnadsteknik
Steel and Timber Structures

VBKN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: V4-hb, V4-ko
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course shall give understanding and knowledge about the behaviour of advanced steel and timber structures, tools for modelling and design and the ability to weigh pros and cons for different structural systems.

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 the following parts:

The ability to independently approach, solve and present one's work is trained by project tasks (travelling crane beam, bridges, multistorey buildings, large span structures).

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam and assignments.

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: Steel and Timber Structures.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination Contents: all course content
Code: 0211. Name: Project Tasks.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: 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: VBKF01 Structural Engineering - Building Systems, VSMF05 Engineering Modelling: Analysis of Structures.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBK032, VBK035

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Eva Frühwald Hansson,
Teacher: Roberto Crocetti,
Course homepage:
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