Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Structural Engineering (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN)

Danish title
Bærende konstruktioner (Byggeri op til 2½ etage) (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 36, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jan Forná
James Harty
Peter Strøm-Tejsen
Robert Bartosz Skoczylas
  • Purpose

    The 2nd semester Structural Engineering will introduce you to identifying, explaining and defining:
    • Equilibrium & Stability
    • Load & Load paths within design of superstructure and substructure
    • Dimensioning structural members with rules of thumb
    • Collision control services and structural elements

    By meeting the objectives of this topic you will have gained knowledge and understanding of:
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of structural behavior, equilibrium and stability.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of different necessary structural members as a part of the superstructure and the substructure.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of how to estimate (dimension) structural members
    • Basic knowledge within structural drawings.
    • Basic knowledge within assessing the load bearing and stabilizing system, showing how loads are transferred to the ground

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The teaching is based on the understanding that learning is most efficient if students are given the opportunity to work with real-life assignments from, or inspired by, companies in relevant industries.
    When choosing a project, the possibility of incorporating the academic and professional challenges throughout the semester into the project must be taken into account.
    The students are given the opportunity to be involved in the various project phases, from preliminary analysis to realisation of the project. In connection with the project work, the students are faced with real-life problems to be solved based on the given theory, and are to organise the work in such a way that deadlines can be met. The students are furthermore provided with the necessary qualifications to work independently, thereby preparing them to complete the final project as an individual assignment.
    This working method allows the students to gain an understanding of how problems are identified and analysed, how solution models are set up, and how the right solution is adopted.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Structural Engineering (Construction up until 2½ floor) (EN) you will receive 14 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 19 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 52% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, project work, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, study group.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances