SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHH224601
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to allow you to gain knowledge and understanding of analysis and design of complex structural systems in steel and reinforced concrete based on the British specifications and Euro codes


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Design of Composite members in two materials Design of water retaining and earth retaining structures Design of Combined Footings and Raft Foundations Design of pile foundation with pile cap Introduction to design of domes, shells, flat and circular slabs

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:Gain extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of civil engineering materials and components to produce solutions to problems through the application of fundamental concepts, principals and theories related to civil engineering including structural engineering, water engineering and geotechinics. [A1,D1]Demonstrate design methodologies related to civil engineering projects where an integrated approach is required. [A1, D4]Assess appropriate computer based methods for modeling and analyzing engineering problems [B1]Generate ideas and design new structures or processes from those already in existence [C1, D2]Plan and execute practical or simulated tests of design solutions and present a report containing critical analysis of the results and recommendations of actions for redesign and development [C1,D7, D6]Analyze and present the ethical issues including environmental impact of a particular situation relating to civil engineering design. [B3]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on lectures with filed visits to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies .

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Das, B.M., 2000. Principles of Foundation Engineering , 2 nd ed.,International Thomson Publishing 2. Hausmann, M. R., 2004. Engineering Principles of Ground Modification , International Ed ed.,McGraw-Hill Inc., US. 3. Reynolds,C.E. & Steedman, J., 1998. Reinforced Concrete Designer's Manual , 10 th ed., Taylor & Francis 4. Batty, I. &Westbrook, R., 2002. The Design of Water-Retaining Structures . Longman Sc & Tech. 5. Hemsley, J., 2000. Design Applications of Raft Foundations . ICE Publishing 6. Kaltakci, V., 2009. Practical Methods for the Analysis of Piled Raft Foundations: Computer-Aided Analysis, Design Charts, Simplified Methods . LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 7. British Standards BS8110, including amendment B-BSI, 8. British Standards BS8007 9. British Standards BS8006, Reinforced Soil Structures 10. CIRIA Report, Shear Walls 11. Eurocode 0: Basis of structural design 12. Eurocode 1: Actions on structures 13. Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures 14. Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures 15. Eurocode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design

Transferrable Skills

Problem Solving and Numeracy use of IT and Interpersonal skills Communication and Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 n/a Assigtnment is Module Based Design each student is assigned individual design task
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 n/a Mid-term test Unseen written 1-1/2 Hours
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 45% Final Examination - Unseen written 2 Hours