STRU06010 2019 Structural Design 202

General Details

Full Title
Structural Design 202
Transcript Title
Structural Design 202
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Subject Area
STRU - Structures
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bill O'Kelly-Lynch
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

This module introduces the learner to the design and detailing of simple elements in reinforced concrete.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Appreciate the process to design reinforced concete elements in accordance with the relevant design codes


Distinguish between ultimate and serviceability limit states


Design reinforced concrete simply supported beams and one-way spanning slabs


Perform and present design calculations in a clear and logical fashion


Prepare reinforcement detail drawings and prepare the associated reinforcement bending schedules

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Delivery of material by formal lecture, supplemented by design practical classes, and augmented by independent learning.  The design practicals enable learners to apply the theory in project work and requires the learner to undertake structural analysis/design calculations and to prepare drawings and bending schedules.

Module Assessment Strategies

A mix of final semester examination (70%) and practical work (30%).

An overall pass mark of 40% must be obtained to pass the module

Repeat Assessments

Learners shall repeat the failed elements. The leaner must then achieve an overall mark of 40% to pass the module

Module Dependencies

MECH06005 201900 Engineering Mechanics 101 MECH06006 201900 Engineering Mechanics 102

Indicative Syllabus

Limit State Design.

Properties of reinforced concrete.

Analysis of the section for bending (Singly reinforced.  Rectangular section with compression reinforcement. Flanged sections).



Serviceability and durability requirements

Design of simply supported and cantilever beams

Design of one-way spanning slabs.

Reinforcement detailing and scheduling.


Reinforced concrete design project(s). The practical work is designed to supplement the fundamental principles covered in lectures.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design Projects Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Year 2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Presentation of theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Structural design project(s) 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Review/study module material 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1.      Mosley WH, Hulse H and Bungey JH. Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2, 7th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

2.      Draycott T and Bullman P. Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes, 2nd Edition,  Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009

3.      IStruct E. Standard Method of Detailing Structural Concrete: A Manual for Best Practice, 3rd Edition, The Institution of Structural Engineers, 2006

4.      EN 1992: Design of Concrete Structures

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