Advanced Structural Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Professional / Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 12 October 2019
  • Course duration: 12 and 26 October, 23 November and 7 December 2019, Saturdays 9 am - 5 pm

The course provides you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of structural elements design according to Eurocodes.

It covers advanced aspects of structural engineering design of box beams for long-span bridges, steel-concrete composite beams and structural elements for bridges and buildings.

The course intends to provide you with best practice requirements for fire resistance design of structures.

Moreover, a review of case studies where movements (dimensional variations) caused severe cracking or failure will be investigated.

The course aim is to give graduates and professionals a background in the design of structures and an understanding on advanced topics in the subject with the use of new concepts, construction techniques and materials.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • understand and critically review the fundamental structural mechanics which are used in design codes of practice
  • develop an in-depth understanding of the design processes for the design of complex concrete structures
  • critically evaluate approaches used for control and prediction of movements in structures
  • understand and critically review the requirements to ensure adequacy for fire resistance of structural elements
  • apply theoretical principles of structural engineering to a varied range of design problems
  • critically assess the design formulas and methods in structural design
  • undertake structural design to an advanced level required by professionals
  • apply theoretical principles for sizing of structural elements for fire resistance and control and prediction of movements in structures.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

The course will include:

  • Structural classification and formulation of the analysis of pre-stressing forces at serviceability state
  • Calculation of stresses and the determination of the tendon forces
  • Calculation of the permissible depth of the cable zone and the steel areas
  • Check the adequacy of the reinforcement arrangement
  • Estimation of pre-stress losses due to friction, elastic shortening, shrinkage and creep.
  • Box, I, T and U beams and hollow-core units
  • Composite structures
  • Principles and requirements for safety, serviceability and design of composite steel and concrete structures.
  • Steel decking and composite slab design
  • Composite beams design
  • Structural Fire Design
  • Control and prediction of movements/dimensional variations in structures at service
  • Calculation of dimensional variations
  • Calculation of crack widths
  • Case studies.

How you’re taught

In addition to your lectures and seminars, you will also have a one-to-one session with an academic who will provide you with guidance on how to complete projects successfully and to ensure deadlines are understood.

Entry requirements

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418