SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2K125181
Module Leader Ben Zhang
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

Students will learn the design of structures includes situations where beams are not fully restrained. In addition the means of connection structural elements together need to be defined by the designer, all within the guideline of the current Eurocode. Use of structural timber, masonry and composite construction will be introduced. Use of specialist structural engineering software will be used to enhance the students learning experience. The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type" , is 58%. Work Based Assessment is 70%.


Euler principles of buckling Principles of lateral torsional buckling Principles of continuity and analysis using the moment distribution method for frame's Connection design including bolting and welding Principles of redistribution moment in concrete design Principles of structural stability Considerations for build-ability, cost and health and safety implications of the proposed design Design of Fundamental Timber Components

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:Knowledge and Understanding1. Appreciate the concept of lateral torsional buckling for steel beams and columns; (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, B7, C1, C3, C4)2. Appreciate the concept of local bearing and buckling for steel beams and columns; (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, B7, C1, C3, C4)3. Appreciate the concept of punching shear in concrete slabs; (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, C1, C3, C4)Practical Application and Generic Cognitive Skills4. Justify the use of selected reinforced concrete foundation in accordance with BS EN 1992 Design of Concrete Structures; (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,B6, B7, C1, C3, C4)5. Justify the use of selected structural masonry compression member in accordance with BS EN 1996 Design of Masonry Structures; (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, C1, C3, C4)6. Justify the use of selected structural timber beam in accordance with EN1995 Design of Timber Structures. (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, C1, C3, C4)7. Justify the use of selected structural timber compression member in accordance with Bs EN 1995 Design of Timber Structures; (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, C1, C3, C4)Mapped to SDS-GA LTOs: 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.3, 4.1-4.7, 5.1

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Case-studies will be used extensively to assist student centred learning and help identify the zones of the task that requires explanation and/or investigation. Understanding that compromise is necessary to satisfy design constraints to present an acceptable solution will be developed. Lectures will combine with seminars to develop knowledge and explore alternatives solutions to the task under consideration. Tutorials will be provided to support students learning. Structural Engineering software will be introduced and encouraged in this module. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to student needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. Work Based Learning that will complement this module will be agreed with each employer and be reflected in the Individual Apprentice Learning Plan for the year.

Indicative Reading

British Standards Institution. PP 1990 Structural Eurocodes: Guide to the Structural Eurocodes for Students of Structural,Design, 3rd Edition, 2010 (Essential). McKenzie WMC. Design of Structural Elements to Eurocodes, 2 nd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 (Essential). McKenzie WMC and Zhang B. Design of Structural Timber to Eurocode 5, 2nd Edition, Palgrave MacMillan, 2007 (Essential). Cobb F. Structural Engineer's Eurocode Pocket Book, 2nd Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2012. Draycott T and Bullman P. Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes, 2nd Edition, Butterworth Heinemann, 2009. Mosley WH, Hulse R and Bungey JH. Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2, 7th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Gulvanessian H, Calgaro JA and Holicky M. Designers' Guide to EN 1990 Eurocode: Basis of Structural Design, Thomas Telford, 2002. Beeby AW, Narayanan RS and Gulvanessian H. Designers' Guide to EN 1992-1-1 Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures - Common Rules for Buildings and Civil Engineering Structures, ICE Publishing, 2005. Gardner L and Nethercot D. Designers' Guide to EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures - General Rules and Rules for Buildings, ICE Publishing, 2005. Porteous J and Ross P. Designers Guide to EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures - Common Rules and Rules for Buildings, ICE Publishing, 2013. McKenzie WMC. Examples in Structural Analysis, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2006.

Transferrable Skills

Problem solving skills will be enhanced from the nature of this module. Such skills are beneficial for application to academic and non-academic problem solving. (B4, B9, C1, D2, D3) By use of case studies students' communication skills will be strengthened by the group effort that will be encouraged. (D1-D4, E2, E3) Learning skills are a crucial element of this module where application of Eurocode rules and regulations can be complex but can be addressed by self-learning. In addition, the value engineering inherent in good design can be applied to other topics not normally deemed design. (D1, D4, E1-E8) Self-management skills are essential in addressing the verity of modes of failure, ultimate or serviceability, which a structure may experience to ensure all possible scenarios are checked for safety. (D1, D4, E1-E8) Mapped to SDS-GA LTOs:: 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.3, 4.1-4.7, 5.1

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 116.00
Assessment (FT) 36.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 30.00 35% Define structural form, conductu initial design and complete design and full method statement for construction oif structures utilising timber WK 6B
Course Work 02 n/a 70.00 35% WBL - Complete Design and full method statement for Construction of Structure utilising Steel, and reinforced concrete. Week 14B