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EG501N: DESIGN OF CONNECTIONS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to explain the behaviour of steelwork connections and how this is translated into a wide range of design tools.

The fundamental concept is one of force paths, and how this applies to a wide range of different types of connections  is the key feature of this course.

The course is assessed by four coursework assignments.  Although the first two are standard designs, the third and fourth assignment are both for a very non-standard detail which requires fundamental thinking about connection behaviour, and about the practical constraints that need to be accommodated

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Paul Davidson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the behaviour of steelwork connections that will equip the designer to safely and economically design connections of standard and non-standard configuration.

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the behaviour of steelwork connections that will equip the designer to safely and economically design connections of standard and non-standard configuration.

This course is delivered online, where the students will access the teaching content via the web in 5 blocks at 3 week intervals.

The course tutor will have scheduled times of delivery on the on-line forum, as well as contact via email.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: four coursework assignments (25, 25%, 20% and 30%).

Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

The course is assessed by three pieces of coursework, which will be returned to students with feedback comments via MyAberdeen. 

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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