Postgraduate taught 

Structural Engineering MSc

Advanced Steel and Concrete Design 4 ENG4124

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is the advanced-level structural design course covering pre-stressed concrete, rigid-steel frames and composite steel and concrete construction. The course will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills to allow them to design complex elements and connections within building structures.


1 lecture and 1 half-class tutorial per week

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to further extend an understanding of the principles and practice of modern structural design into complex elements and connections in pre-stressed concrete, rigid structural steel and composite steel/concrete.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1) compare the options available in more advanced structural design systems;

2) evaluate the technical design processes involved in structural continuity, steel plate-girders, pre-stressed concrete and composite construction.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all laboratories

Attendance at all tutorials

Attendance at all design classes

Timely submission of all assignments

Attendance at all tests and examinations, gaining a nonzero mark