Construction is the largest industry in the world. Within a Civil Engineering context, ‘construction’ may refer to bridges, dams, earthworks, foundations, offshore structures, pipelines, power stations, railways, retaining structures, roads, tunnels, waterways and water/wastewater infrastructures. within a Mechanical Engineering context, on the other hand, ‘construction’ may refer to airframes, aircraft fuselages, boilers, pressure vessels, motor coaches, railroad carriages, cranes, elevators and ships.

Anything constructed needs to be designed first. Structural Engineering deals with the analysis and design aspects required to ensure a safe, functional and economical end product. During the design process the designer may constantly interact with specialists such as architects and operational managers. Once the design is finalized, the implementation involves people to handle aspects such as statutory approvals, planning, quality assurance and material procurement. The entire exercise can be undertaken in a highly-coordinated way if everyone involves understands the terminology or ‘project language’. To understand this language fully, it is necessary to appreciate the principles of structural analysis and design.

Participants in this course will gain a basic knowledge of structural engineering that includes the principles of analysis of structures and their application, the behaviour of materials under loading, the selection of construction materials, and the design fundamentals for Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and steel structures. The emphasis will be on the determination of the nature and quantum of stress developed under  loads, and the way structures offer resistance to it. Being the most widely used construction materials, RCC and steel will be covered in detail, though masonry and timber are also introduced. 

NB: The course description of all EIT "Certificate" courses has been changed to "Professional Certificate of Competency". Some course brochures are not yet updated. The actual certificate received by successful students will include the new title.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

Course Outline

Module 1: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES I

Module 2: ANALYSIS O F STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES II

Module 3: PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS I

Module 4: PRINCIPLES O F STRENGTH OF MATERIALS II

Module 5: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES I

Module 6: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES II

Module 7: DESIGN THEORIES AND LOADS

Module 8: DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES I

Module 9: DESIGN OF STEEL  STRUCTURES II

Module 10: DESIGN OF RCC STRUCTURES I

Module 11: DESIGN OF RCC STRUCTURES II

Module 12: DESIGN OF MASONRY AND TIMBER STRUCTURES

 

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