Module Title:Structural Design I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Project work Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the module are: (1) to develop a knowledge of the elastic design of timber and steel beams. (2) to develop a knowledge of the design and detailing of structural elements in reinforced concrete. 3) to have an understanding of the the long and short term implications of material section and construction type and method
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to calculate the elastic bending stresses and the deflection of simply supported timber and steel members.
LO2 to calculate the characteristic dead and imposed loads on structural members.
LO3 to design a simply supported reinforced concrete beam and slab in accordance with Eurocode 2.
LO4 To understand the implications of long and short term sustainability (construction and long term carbon footprint ) when selecting a particular material and construction type and method, and the long term implications of construction maintenance
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Design of Structural Elements
a. Load on structural elements b. Design methods: permissible stress and limit state c. Elastic bending stress d. Shear stress e. Deflection f. Analysis of a reinforced concrete section. g. Cover to reinforcement h. Characteristic and ultimate loads i. Design shear force and bending moment j. Tension steel k. Shear steel l. Deflection m. Design of reinforced concrete elements to the relevant National and European Standards.
Detailing of Structural Elements
a. Bond and Anchorage b. Lap lengths c. Curtailment d. Reinforcement scheduling e. Weight of reinforcement
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other n/a 2,3,4 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 7.50
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory