Core Module Information
Module title: Structural Engineering 2

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

Module code: CTR10112
Module leader: Aamir Khokhar
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Structural Engineering equivalent to SCQF level 9

Description of module content:

Unit 1: Introduction to structural dynamics
Unit 2: Single Degree of Freedom ISDOF) systems
Unit 3: Un-damped free vibration of SDOF systems
Unit 4: Damped free vibration of SDOF systems
Unit 5: Response of SDOF systems to forced vibration
Unit 6: Open discussion on structural dynamics and assessment
Unit 7: Slope-deflection method for continuous beams and frames
Unit 8: Moment distribution method for continuous beams and frames
Unit 9: Plastic analysis for indeterminate structures
Unit 10: introduction to the Direct Stiffness Method

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply SDOF approach to determine the natural circular frequencies of structures
LO2: Analyse structures under undamped and damped free vibration
LO3: Determine behavior of structures under forced vibration
LO4: Analyse continuous beams using moment distribution and slope deflection methods
LO5: Analyse frames with side-sway using moment distribution and slope deflection methods;
LO6: Analyse indeterminate structures using Plastic analysis approach

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: Aamir Khokhar
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Face-to-face activities in form of lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver the module content. A wide range of audio-visual resources, reading material and pre-recorded lectures are also integrated in face-face activities to enhance design concept on structural dynamics and analysis. During tutorial sessions, you will undertake a series of design examples intended to develop a sound understanding of the principles of design and these are used to gauge progress. Assistance and feedback on performance are integral to this process.
Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Moodle or the internet is utilized for students to access all course materials and any additional material such as tutorial solutions.
This module provides you with essential skills and knowledge of analysing real life structures under static and dynamic loads. With such skills and training you will have greater employability and will allow you to work in structural consultancies.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided through tutorial sessions. These are also a good opportunity for students to practice and experience what is expected from them. You will get general feedback for the class test on individual based and may obtain individual comments on examination upon request.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is carried out through the coursework (LO1-LO6) and end of module examination (LO1-LO6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 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 30 6 7 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CTR10112 - Structural Engineering 2