Courses Catalogue

Structural Concrete Design

COURSE CODE: CIV3101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course deals with design principles of concrete structural components that are used in Civil Engineering infrastructure under different possible modes of loading.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To impart comprehensive knowledge on the design of masonry and reinforced concrete structures

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Appreciate the importance of concrete as a structural material.

·        Appreciate the shortcomings of concrete and how to overcome them.

·        Design various structural concrete elements loaded in tension, compression, bending and torsion.

·        Design connections of concrete with other materials like steel, masonry and timber.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Design and detail a simple concrete structure

·        Supervise construction of different concrete civil structures and write relevant reports.

·        Provide technical advice during the construction phase.

·        Calculate the forces applied to the structure arising from its weight, expected usage and external loads.

·        Identify all possible causes and modes of failure and how they can be rectified.