BYGT2320 - Design of concrete structures 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Prestressed concrete, material properties, prestressing methods. Design in ULS and SLS.

Prefabricated concrete structures, structural system and element types.

Design of foundations.

Learning outcome

The subject will give basic knowledge to principles and methods for design of prestressed concrete, prefabricated concrete structures and foundations.

The course has the following learning objectives:

Knowledge: The candidate shall have knowledge about:

  • The prestressing steel material properties
  • The structural effect of prestressing, and practical performance
  • Design of prestressed concrete structures in the service and ultimate limit states
  • General performance of concrete element structures
  • Design of horizontal and vertical composed concrete element plates
  • Design and performance of different types of precast concrete elements and foundations


The candidate can:

  • Design and verify that different types of prestressed concrete structures have sufficient capacity in ULS and SLS
  • Design the most common types of precast concrete elements and the connections between them
  • Design of columns and wall foundations.

General competence:

The candidate can:

  • Understand how prestressed reinforcement work in different structures
  • Understand the design basis of prestressed concrete, precast concrete elements and foundations

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and obligatory excercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Compulsory submissions must be passed in order to pass a written exam.

Re-sit exam in March.

If there is a re-sit exam, the examination may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

S.I. Sørensen.: Betongkonstruksjoner - Beregning og dimensjonering etter Eurocode 2, Akademika forlag. 2. utgave

NS-EN 1992-1-1:2004+A1:2014+NA:2018: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings

Betongelementboken utgitt av Betongelementforeningen:

  • Volume A: Bygging med betongelementer (Construction with precast concrete elements)
  • Volume B: Avstivning og kraftoverføring (Bracing and load transmission)
  • Volume C: Elementer og knutepunkt (Precast elements and joints)

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials
  • Structural Engineering
  • Concrete Structures
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Concrete Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-04 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 28
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 C 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 9
  • * 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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