Concrete Structures, advanced course (BYG660)

The course is an advanced course for the design of pre-stressed/reinforced concrete structures as well as the assessment and strengthening of existing concrete structures.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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NB! This is an elective course and may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students are enrolled by August 20th for the autumn semester.


Part (1): Analysis and design of Pre-stressed concrete structures (5 SP)

Party (2): The following topics (5SP);

  • Design of deep beams and walls
  • Condition assessment and strengthening of existing structures
  • Design of different slabs systems

Learning outcome

The aim of this course is to provide students with a more advanced coverage of various topics related to the design of concrete structures. It targets those who wish to specialise in Structural Engineering and are planning a career in structural design. On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:


  • Analyze, design and detail pre-stressed concrete members;
  • Asses the condition and strengthen existing concrete structures
  • Analyze, design and detail deep beams and walls;
  • Analyze, design and detail reinforced concrete different slabs;


  • Ability to analyze and design complex concrete structural elements in buildings and bridges.
  • Assess and identify the performance of existing structures and plan solutions for their reinforcement

General competence

  • Ability to work as a structural engineer with a higher level of competence

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1, BYG205 Structural Mechanics 2, BYG220 Concrete Constructions, BYG280 Structural Design


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades None permitted

The students will get paper-based written exam.Supporting materials allowed upon exam: NS-EN 1992-1-1:2004+NA: 2008 Formula book "Stålkonstrukjoner" Authorized calculator Necessary equations (hand-written or computer printout) in A4 sheets Dictionary

Coursework requirements


7 assignments

The students will require to be approved at least 5 out of in total 7 of the compulsory assignments in order to take the exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Samindi Samarakoon

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Method of work

5 hours lectures, 2 hours assignment class

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Concrete Technology og Concrete Constructions (BYG600_1) 5

Open for

Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Structural and Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto