BYGA2260 - Structural analysis 1


New from the academic year 2024/2025

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

  • Load calculation and load combinations
  • Structural safety
  • Design according to Eurocode
  • Use of computer software in the structural design

Learning outcome

The course will provide the basis for more detailed and complex design issues and calculations in topics coming later in the study. The course contributes to the D-string of the study program, i.e. digitalization/ digital competence, through the use of FE software in connection with compulsory activities.


The candidate should:

  • understand how to use FE in the design process
  • has insight into current standards used in Europe
  • get an introduction to the basis for finding the variable, permanent and time-dependent loads on structures
  • be able to take into account safety considerations in general.
  • know how to report and present obtained results from FE software


The candidate should be able to:

  • apply her/his knowledge in loads, load combinations, and FEM in order to find utilization of cross-section for simple structures
  • calculate and apply correctly permanent loads, snow loads and wind loads according to NS-EN standards.
  • apply load combinations
  • use FEM to calculate statically determined and indefinite constructions
  • find reaction forces
  • find forces and resultant forces
  • find deformations

General competence

The candidate should:

  • have knowledge on currently used design codes used in Europe
  • have a good understanding of the relationship between the code recommendations/requirements and their practical application
  • be able to verify results from FE software with hand calculations
  • have a basic understanding of how structures behave under certain types of loads
  • understand concepts of rigidity, stiffness and flexibility of structures
  • have acquired a good basis and good understanding of capabilities and limitations when using FE softwares

Digital competence: Qualified use of computer programs. Analysis, interpretation of results. Data editing

Sustainability competence: The course helps to provide students with the necessary foundation to design safe, economical and sustainable structures.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures and exercises in load calculation and application
  • Exercises in FEM (Robot Structural Analysis)

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments

Further on evaluation

For the re-sit exam in August, the examination form may be changed from written to oral

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering - Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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