3502591: Structural Design 4

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Semester:SS 13
Type:Lecture / Exercise
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:26.0 L / 19.5 h
Self-directed study time:25.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2008)


Structural analysis:
Structural design and analysis of complex structural systems by employing knowledge about simple elements of structural systems presented in Structural Design 3.

Lecture Goals

Based on the skills acquired in the modules Building Technology I, II and III and in line with the objectives of the module Building Technology IV the goal of this course is to expand further on the principles of structural analysis and structural systems.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course each student should have the ability to demonstrate and/or work with:

  • basic knowledge about structural design and analysis.
  • well-founded and integrated knowledge about structural systems and the ability to skillfully integrate them into a coherent design project that reflects the architectural intent.
  • the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative and objectivity when carrying out projects.
  • the ability to outline ideas, information and individual projects in a clear and precise manner visually, verbally or in a written form.
  • the ability to communicate complex information with varying objectives to various target groups.
  • the ability to critically evaluate statements regarding problems relevant to the discipline of architecture.

Lectures Method

Lecture followed by practical examples.
Construction site visits and building inspections.

Admission Requirements

The modules of the Bachelor's program in architecture are structured consecutively (they build on each other).

  • Successful completion of the module Building Technology I prior to enrolment.
  • It is recommended to take the modules Building Technology II and III prior to enrolling this course.


Course script, codes (Normenwerke SIA and Eurocode), charts

Exam Modalities

Written examination of the learning outcomes of the course


The course has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).
The module grade will be determined from the weighted average of the single course grades:

Building Construction 4 33%
Structural Design 4 33%
Building Mechanical Systems 2 33%


19.02.201310:15 - 11:45H4
26.02.201310:15 - 11:45H4
05.03.201310:15 - 11:45abgesagt/cancelled
11.03.201312:00 - 13:30H2
12.03.201310:15 - 11:45H4
26.03.201310:15 - 11:45H4
09.04.201310:15 - 11:45H4
23.04.201310:15 - 11:45H4
30.04.201310:15 - 11:45H4
07.05.201310:15 - 11:45H4
14.05.201310:15 - 11:45H4
21.05.201310:15 - 11:45H4
28.05.201310:15 - 11:45H4


  • PAR_BA Tragwerkslehre 4 (SS 13, bewertet)
  • PAR_BA Tragwerkslehre 4 (WS 13/14, bestätigt)