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HS1008 Structural Design in Civil Engineering 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HS1008 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • 30% Load analysis
  • 30% Steel structures
  • 40% Concrete structures
  • Enviromental and sustainability aspects concerning construction design

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Calculate snow loads for ridged and pent roofs. Calculate wind loads for walls, ridged roofs and pent roofs.
  • Calculate self weight
  • Calculate the imposed loads of fittings, fixtures and people
  • Calculate critical load position
  • Calculate design load in ultimate limit and serviceability limit states
  • Calculate long-term design load
  • Calculate plastic modulus for symmetrical and assymmetrical beam sections
  • Calculate the cross-section class for bending moments and centric compressive force for bisymmetric steel i-sections and square hollow sections
  • Analyze and design bisymmetric steel i-sections and square hollow sections in ultimate limit states taking consideration to bending, buckling, cross-section checks, and flexural buckling  
  • Analyze and design bisymmetric steel i-sections in ultimate limit states taking consideration to shear force
  • Analyze and design single and double-reinforced rectangular concrete beams in the ultimate limit state taking consideration to bending moments
  • Analyze rectangular reinforced concrete columns in an ultimate limit state
  • Analyze and design reinforced concrete beams in ultimate limit state taking consideration to shear force

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Written examination (TEN1), grade scale A-F
Submitted assignments (ÖVN1), grade scale P,F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HS1008

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Course previously given as 6H2207