Course syllabus

Concrete Structures

VBKN05, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2024-04-17
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Elective for: V4-hb, V4-at, V4-ko
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course develops understanding of the mechanical behaviour of and skills in designing reinforced concrete structures.

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 is given as lectures, seminars, laborations and exercises. There is a project assignment that trains the course participants to independently define, solve and present problems from the field of concrete construction.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)

Written individual exam, project assignment and laboratory sessions.

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: 0124. Name: Written Individual Examination.
Credits: 5.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: The exam consists of theory questions and calculations.
Code: 0224. Name: Project Assigment.
Credits: 2.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: The results of the project assignment are presented in a report. The requirements for the report are such that not only the calculations are assessed, but also the quality of the analyses and presentation; That is, the report should be of a descriptive nature and not just contain the calculation process and results. The project assignment is carried out in groups of no more than two people. A well-completed project assignment can raise the final grade by one step.
Code: 0324. Name: Laboratory Sessions.
Credits: 0.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Active, in-person participation in the laboratory sessions. The module includes: Manufacturing and testing of reinforced concrete elements.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: VBK020

Reading list


Course coordinator: Miklós Molnár,
Course coordinator: Mohammad Kahangi,
Course homepage:

Further information

Course homepage at Canvas. All registered students have access to the course homepage.