Selected Topics in Civil and Structural Engineering (BYG910)

The course covers advanced knowledge within different specializations in civil and structural engineering .

Course description for study year 2023-2024


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction



The course covers advanced knowledge within different specializations in civil and structural engineering. The course consists of self studying of advanced theories, principles, and practices within the selected areas in civil and structural engineering . In addition, carrying out critical reviews of selected topics for further understanding and use of knowledge as below:

  • Concrete structures and technology
  • Steel structures
  • Timber structures

Learning outcome

Understanding of fundamentals and practices related to concrete structures and technology, steel structures and timber structures in deeply. It is expected that the students will develop skills for critically applying theories, methodologies, and knowledge to address fundamental questions and to demonstrate knowledge of recent scientific advances within a specific field of civil and structural engineering research.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
A written report and an oral presentation 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Kjell Tore Fosså

Course coordinator:

Samindi Samarakoon

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Method of work

Student presentations and project works. Project works are submitted in a scientific article format and graded.

Open for

Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student 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 course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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