Core Module Information
Module title: Structural Engineering 1

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09114
Module leader: Aikaterini Marinelli
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Module code: CTR08101
Module title: Structural Analysis & Design
Examples of equivalent learning: Structural Analysis & Design equivalent to SCQF level 8

Description of module content:

Unit 1: Development of understanding and making effective use of methods covered in previous modules: structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures.
Unit 2: EC0 and EC1: use of Eurocodes for structural design principles and loading,
Unit 3: EC3: Use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork: material properties, section classification and axially loaded members (in tension and compression).
Unit 4: EC3: Use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork: design requirements for flexural members, such as shear, bending and lateral torsional buckling design resistances.
Unit 5: EC6: use of Eurocode 6 for the design of masonry structures: materials, forms, bonds, design for vertical
Unit 6: EC6: use of Eurocode 6 for the design of masonry structures: lateral loading
Unit 7: EC2: Design of singly and doubly reinforced concrete (RC) beams
Unit 8: EC2: Serviceability Design Approach for RC Members
Unit 9: EC2: Design of RC Slabs, T and L Shaped Beams
Unit 10: EC2: Design of RC columns

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge in structural analysis of statically determined and undetermined structures.
LO2: Implement design principles and loading conditions in accordance with Eurocodes 0 and 1
LO3: Demonstrate knowledge of design principles for structural steel elements in accordance with Eurocode 3 and UK National Annexes.
LO4: Demonstrate knowledge of design principles for structural concrete elements in accordance with Eurocode 2 and UK National Annexes.
LO5: Demonstrate knowledge of design principles for masonry structures in accordance with Eurocode 6 and UK National Annexes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aikaterini Marinelli
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:

Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material (LO1-LO5). Class tutorials are provided to encourage problem solving as well as to offer additional support. During the module delivery students will receive feedback on progress through tackling graded questions within the tutorial sessions. The use of appropriate computer software is encouraged to confirm or otherwise, the results obtained from hand-calculations.

Formative Assessment:
Assessment is carried out using a formative approach with weekly tutorial sessions where students are trained to problem solving and developing design concepts as well as their ability for engineering judgment. Feedback is provided regarding their performance and areas of improvement are identified. The individual supervised class test relating to the parts of the module introducing the Eurocodes and their design principles as well as steel design ( LO1-LO3), although contributing to the final mark, will also provide an opportunity for rich feedback and can inform the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
A summative approach is used in the above-mentioned class test complemented by a closed book, formal examination at the end of the module. This examination relates to the parts of the module covering Reinforced concrete design (LO4) and masonry design (LO5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 137
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1,2,4 8 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100