BYGG2101 - Structural engineering


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Mechanics of materials:

- Shear stress. Stress analysis. Mohr's circle.


- Laws, regulations, guidelines and standards.

- Safety of constructions, also seen in an ethical perspective.

- Loads, load combinations and load effects.

- Self-load, Payload, Snow load, Wind load and Traffic load.

- Load placement (most unfavorable placement of loads).

- Behavior of constructions.

- Carrying systems.

- Ultimate limit state (ULS).

- Serviceability limit state (SLS).

- Accidental design situations.

- Construction components.

- Behavior of constructions.

- Carrying systems.

- Use of construction related computer programs.

Learning outcome


- Basic knowledge of the principles of operation of various support systems.

- Basic knowledge of both the empirical and theoretical basis for the European standard work (NS-EN), for the course's topics.


- Determine the dimensioning loads of a building structure using NS-EN for self-loads, payloads, snow loads, wind loads and traffic loads.

General competence:

- Have acquired current subject terminology.

- Good knowledge of the basis for load calculations and of principles for the load-bearing capacity of structures.

The course contributes to the study programme's D-string, ie digitization / digital competence when offering training and the use of current calculation software in connection with compulsory activities. The course also contributes to the ethics string in the study program, ethics in connection with construction safety is treated.

Learning methods and activities

Scheduled time: lectures: 60 hours; organized guidance: 60 hours; work with compulsory assignments: 120 hours; other preparation: 50 hours; a total of 290 hours. Compulsory work requirements: 5 to 7 exercises, all of which except one must be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

If fail: Re-sit of written exam in August.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

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


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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