Structural Design I
- BYG2052 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

A completed course will enable the students to design simple and basic structures in concrete, steel and timber according to rules outlined in Norwegian structural design codes.


Part 1: Concrete: Design principles. Limiting states. Strengths.
Slabs (plates), beams and columns.
Part 2: Steel: Beams (incl. buckling), columns subjected to both axial and lateral forces. Introduction to plastic design of beams.
Part 3: Timber: Beams (inkl. buckling) and columns subjected to both axial and lateral forces.

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)


Solving problems


Form(s) of Assessment

Multiple Choice Test(s)
Written exam, 5 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Part 1: 10 small exercises. At least 7 of these must be done.

Part 2 and 3: 4 Multiple Choice Tests, 2 per part. The 3 best of these counts.

Part 1, 2 and 3 counts 40% of the course grade.

The written exam includes all 3 parts of the course, and counts 60% of the course grade.

Final grade is based on a general evaluation by the course lecturers.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal examiners.

Re-sit examination

Only for the written exam.

Examination support

All written and printed. Calculator.

Coursework Requirements

Look at "Forms of Assessment".