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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

MASTER OF ENGINEERING

IN

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

PROPOSED CURRICULUM

August 2014

Table of Contents

Section

page No.

Background ................................................................................................................................ 3

Rationale ..................................................................................................................................... 3

Programme Aim........................................................................................................................ 4

Goals ............................................................................................................................................. 4

Curriculum .................................................................................................................................. 6

Part 1

Part II

Research Work.................................................................................................................. 8

CEE 6211

CEE 6241

CEE 6242

CEE 6282

CEE 6252

CEE 6251

CEE 6142

CEE 6522

CEE 6272

CEE 6231

CEE 6232

CEE 6261

CEE 6272

CEE 6262

STRUCTURAL OPTIMISATION.............................................................................. 30

GES 5881

RESEARCH METHODS............................................................................................ 32

APPENDICES .................................................................................................................................... 34

APPENDIX 1:

UNIVERSITIES 36

1

Background

Zambia is embarking on massive development of infrastructure to improve the

livelihoods of its citizens. For this to happen, Structural Engineers are key to ensure

that the design and construction of infrastructure meets the design, construction,

operation and maintenance needs.

Structural Engineers have to work in partnership with other design and construction

professionals, such as civil engineers, architects, quantity surveyors to create all

kinds of infrastructure ranging from simple dwelling houses to, theatres and

conference centres, sports stadia, shopping complexes, hospitals, bridges, oil rigs

and space satellites. Furthermore, Structural Engineers are charged with developing

new methods of assessing and monitoring of existing structures to ensure that they

remain safe, fit for purpose and take into account environmental and sustainability

issues that may not have been obvious or understood when the structures were first

designed.

In addition to working in the infrastructure construction, structural engineers may

find themselves working in construction design, project/construction management,

research, disaster relief and academia.

The Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) of the Government of Zambia which

covers the period 2011 2015, charts an ambitious path to transform the lives of

Zambians. This plan is the successor to the Fifth National Development Plan (FNDP),

2006 2010, the first in the series of medium term plans aimed at making Zambia a

prosperous middle-income country by 2030.

The theme of the SNDP is Sustained economic growth and poverty

reduction which will be achieved through accelerated infrastructure and human

development, enhanced economic growth and diversification, and promotion of rural

development.

Vision 2030-Zambia, is aimed at Transforming Zambia into a prosperous middleincome nation by 2030. The Vision 2030 is founded on seven key basic principles.

These principles are: (i) sustainable development; (ii) upholding democratic

principles; (iii) respect for human rights; (iv) fostering family values; (v) a positive

attitude to work; (vi) peaceful coexistence; and (vii) upholding good traditional

values.

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Rationale

The undergraduate programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University

of Zambia does not fully address the demanding needs of structural engineers

professionals, in view of the new trends in design, materials of construction and

construction of infrastructure. A Master of Engineering programme in Structural

sustainability to support both economic and human development.

The proposed programme has been developed for full-time academic training over a

period of two years. Programme participants will be drawn from construction

industry professionals within and outside Zambia. Participants, once they complete

the programme, will be competent enough to provide structural assessment, design

and construction supervision services, on civil and building construction projects.

The proposed programme will contribute to enhanced professional skills in Structural

Engineering, will contribute the body of knowledge in research and will overall

contribute to efficient, effective and optimal design of civil engineering

infrastructure.

The programme will follow the University of Zambia calendar which includes both

course work and a dissertation at the end of the programme.

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Programme Aim

The aim of this programme is to equip structural engineering professionals with

skills to analyse, design and supervise the construction of new civil infrastructure as

well as assess, evaluate and monitor existing infrastructure.

The programme aims at equipping the students with knowledge on the formulation

of structural optimization problems, modern methods of structural modeling,

analysis and interpretation of results. The programme will expand on fundamental

knowledge on structural analysis, mechanics of materials and design in various

materials of construction, and will introduce the basic concepts of structural design

sensitivity analysis and structural identification, formulated as an optimization

problem. The emphasis is on the application of modern optimization techniques

linked to the numerical methods of structural analysis, particularly, the finite

element method.

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Goals

The goals of the programme are to:

Impart a high quality education that develops and sustains analysis, design,

assessment, monitoring and construction supervision personnels skills,

knowledge and aspirations in the furtherance of their careers;

Produce structural engineers with a more holistic perspective of the construction

design process and integrated supply chain;

Equip Civil and Environmental Engineering graduates with an innovative and

forward looking approach to analysis, structural design, assessment, evaluation

monitoring and supervision processes;

managing the project life cycle, from inception to completion, and successful

realisation of the project objectives;

Provide structural engineering professionals a balanced combination of design

and construction, business, management and ICT related knowledge and skills;

and

Equip structural engineering professionals the opportunity to develop their key

transferable skills, in assessment, design, evaluation and construction,

supervision.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of in structural analysis, mechanics and design in

various materials of construction

Apply various computer based analysis and design tools and procedures to

design new structures

Carry out analysis, assessment and evaluation, and monitoring of existing

structures

Supervise the construction of various civil engineering structures

Demonstrate ability to work in multi-discipline design, and construction teams

Programme teaching, learning and assessment strategies

The programme has been designed to ensure interactive and innovative learning

and reflective thinking. The teaching strategies include lectures, tutorials,

workshops, practical sessions, and site visits. Since students on the programme may

have varied practical experiences, group work will be encouraged so that students

can learn from their different experiences and backgrounds. This will also impart

team building, an important element in any construction project.

Feedback will be provided to students on all the coursework covered on a

continuous basis. The end of programme examinations are used as summative

assessment.

Emphasis is placed on the application of modern optimisation techniques linked to

the numerical methods of structural analysis, particularly, the finite element method.

Admission Criteria

Graduates of the University of Zambia who have been admitted to the

appropriate Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field with at least a

Credit; or

(b) Graduates of other recognized universities who have been admitted to the

appropriate Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field with at least a

Lower second class honors; or,

(c) In exceptional circumstances, graduates who possess a Bachelors degree in

Engineering or related field with a pass or its equivalent, and have a

minimum of two years acceptable professional experience at an appropriate

level or other qualifications relevant to the pursuit of graduate studies may

be accepted for admission

(a)

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Curriculum

Part 1

Course Work

The course work will include eight courses, out of which six will be compulsory

whilst two will be electives. This programme is the responsibility of the Department

of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Zambia.

The course work will be offered over a periods of one academic year.

The final assessment will be based on the performance in the final examination as

well as the assessment in tutorials, assignments, laboratory, field work and semester

tests. A candidate who fails in courses equivalent to more than one full course

credit shall be excluded from the programme. A candidate shall, at the end of Part I,

prepare his/her project proposal with the guidance of an academic supervisor.

A candidate shall take seven (7) core courses equivalent to 3.5 units. These are

compulsory. The candidate shall take one (1) elective course, equivalent to 3.5

units. Table 1 shows the curriculum.

Table 1

Curriculum Map

Year 1

Terms 1 and 2

Course

Code

CEE 6211

Description

Total Credits

3.5

CEE 6221

Analysis

3.5

CEE 6231

CEE 6241

TOTAL

3.5

14.0

Terms 2 and 3

Course

Code

CEE 6222

Description

Total Credits

3.5

CEE 6232

Structures

3.5

GES 5881

Research Methods

3.5

Elective 1

3.5

TOTAL

14.0

Electives

Course

Code

CEE 6182

Description

Total Credits

3.5

CEE 6192

Technology

3.5

CEE 6242

3.5

CEE 6252

Structural Optimization

3.5

CEE 6262

Bridge Design

3.5

CEE 6272

3.5

CEE 6282

Stability of Structures

3.5

CEE 6292

3.5

CEE 6512

Letters

CEE: Represents Civil and Environmental Engineering

Digits

The first digit represents the level of study, i.e. Masters level = 6.

The second digit indicates the area of specialization, i.e. 1 for Construction, 2 for

Structural Engineering and 5 for Geotechnical Engineering.

The third digit indicates the sequential numbering of the courses to uniquely identify

each course in the area of specialization.

The fourth digit indicates the time when the course is to be taught (i.e. 0: Full

course; 1: 1st and 2nd Term; 2: 2nd and 3rd Term ; 5: Either Session).

Year 2

Part II

Research Work

Part II shall comprise research work and a dissertation.

No candidate shall be permitted to register for Part II of the programme unless he

or she satisfies the requirement of Part I.

A candidate shall, at the end of his/her research work, and prior to the submission

of his or her dissertation, present the results of his/her research work at an open

Seminar organized by the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies for the

purposes of discussion and comments.

The project supervisor(s) shall furnish a report on each candidate to the School of

Engineering Graduate Studies Committee and the Board of Graduate Studies at least

once every term. In case of serious delay in the students work from any cause

whatsoever, the supervisor(s) shall notify the Dean of the School of Engineering and

the Board of Graduate Studies through the relevant Head of Department.

Course Descriptions

CEE 6211

Aim

The overall aim of the course is to provide strong skills in the understanding

structural behaviour, analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course students should be able to:

Review the prestressed concrete concepts

Analyse and design and prestressed concrete structures

Conduct detailing using appropriate codes of practice

Apply appropriate construction technologies

Rationale

Prestressed concrete offers many advantages over the traditional reinforced

concrete especially for large span structures such as bridges and slabs. The

utilization of prestressed concrete has been limited in Zambia due to limited

exposure to the technology.

This course therefore imparts knowledge to the student to be able to undertake

analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures.

Content

Introduction to Prestressed concrete: Materials and their properties; Different

systems of prestressing; Pretensioning vs post-tensioning methods; Losses in

prestressing and special problems; Quality Control; Layout of wires, cables and

tendons; Grouting; Analysis of sections; Design of sections; Simple beams; Analysis

of continuous beams; Secondary moments; concordancy of cable profiles, trust

lines. Analysis and design of prestressed frames and trusses; Special problems with

analysis and design of water tanks; Circular prestressing: Prestressed concrete

slabs; Analysis and design of bridges; grids; End block design; Codes of practices;

Detailing.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

10

Prescribed Text

1. Antoine E. Naaman (2012), Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design, Third

Edition, Techno Press, ISBN-10: 0967493927, ISBN-13: 978-0967493923

Recommended Texts

1. Lin, TY & Burns, N (1981) Design of prestressed concrete structures, 3rd edition,

Wiley, New York.

2. Nawy E.G., (2006) Prestressed Concrete, A fundamental approach, 5th edition,

Pearson Prentice Hall

3. Yew-Chaye Loo, Sanaul Huq Chowdhury (2013), Reinforced and Prestressed

Concrete Analysis and Design with Emphasis on Application of AS3600-2009, 2nd

Edition, ISBN: 9781107637863

Journals

1. PCI Journal, University of California, USA

2. Asian Research Publishing Network (ARPN) Journal of Engineering and Applied

Sciences, ISSN 1819-6608

3. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE

4. Structural Concrete, Journal of the fib, Ernst and Sohn, Online ISSN: 1751-7648

CEE 6241

Aim

The overall aim of this course is to provide strong skills in the analysis and design of

reinforced concrete structures. Code requirements for fire safety, robustness,

stability and durability will also be reviewed.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

Review the reinforced concrete concepts

Conduct the analysis and design and reinforced concrete structures

Conduct detailing using appropriate codes of practice

Apply the construction technologies

Review detailing and the codes of practice

Rationale

Reinforced concrete offers many advantages over other construction materials such

as flexibility in design and construction, stability and durability.

This course therefore imparts knowledge to the student to be able to undertake

analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures of varying sizes, shapes and

complexity.

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Content

Philosophy of limit state design; Critical analysis/Rational comparison of various

design codes; Design of continuous beams and curtailment; Members subjected to

complex forces: Design of members subjected to biaxial bending and axial forces;

Design for torsion; Design of deep beams; Design of large frames; Design of water

tanks; Design of chimneys, silos and towers; Design of plates: Simple shell design

and folded plates; load combination and moment redistribution; Problems of

scaffoldings and centering; Detailing techniques and CAD.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

1. O'Brien Eugene, Dixon Andrew, Emma Sheils (2012), Reinforced and Prestressed

Concrete Design to EC2: The Complete Process, Second Edition, ISBN-10:

0415571952, ISBN-13: 978-0415571951

Recommended Texts

1. Mosley W.H., Ray Hulse, and Bungey J.H (2012) , Reinforced Concrete Design:

to Eurocode 2, 7th edition, ISBN-10: 0230302858, ISBN-13: 978-0230302853

2. Foster, Kilpatrick, Warner (2010), Reinforced concrete basics 2E: analysis and

design of reinforced concrete structures, Pearson.

Journals

1. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Springer Open, ISSN:

2234-1315 (electronic version), Journal No. 40069

CEE 6242

Aim

The overall aim of this course is to equip structural engineering professionals with

knowledge and skills to analyse, design, and assess structural steel, cold formed

steel and composite structures. Students will also be exposed to various codes of

practice and foundation design.

Course Objectives

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At the

Analyse and design steel and composite structures

Analyse and design cold formed steel members

Detail steel and composite structures, including connections

Review and apply various codes of practice

Check instability and buckling of structural members

Design foundations for steel and composite structures

Rationale

Steel and composite construction offers many opportunities for optimal utilization of

materials of construction and speed of construction. Cold formed steels sections

offer many advantages over the traditional structural steel and composite

construction.

Content

Important characteristics of structural steelwork; limit state design of tension,

compression, beam and beam-column members; principles of plastic design;

analysis and design of single- and multi-bay industrial buildings; portal frame

stability, sway, snap-through and deflection calculations; analysis and design of

welded and bolted connections; design of cold-formed steel elements; Instability

and buckling; Tall building Frames; Three-Dimensional Frames; Transmission

towers, special structures; Connections.

Composite construction; composite vs. non-composite behaviour; shored vs.

Unshored construction; stability of frames; elastic analysis of frames including

second order effects; Strength of members subject to combined flexure and axial

compression; plate girders; Vertical flange buckling; flexural and shear strength;

flexure and shear interaction; stiffener requirements

Foundations; Codes of practice; Detailing and fabrication of steel and composite

members.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

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1. Trahair, N. S., Bradford, M. A., Nethercot, D. A. and Gardner, L. (2008), The Behaviour

and Design of Steel Structures to EC3. Taylor & Francis.

Recommended Texts

1. Davison, B and Owens, G. W. (Editors). (2012). Steel Designers' Manual, Seventh

Edition. The Steel Construction Institute. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

2. Gardner, L. and Nethercot, D. A. (2011). Designers' Guide to EN 1993-11: Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures, Second Edition, Thomas Telford

Publishing, UK.

3. Buick Davison, Graham W. Owens (2012), SCI (Steel Construction Institute) , 7th

Edition, ISBN-10: 1405189401, ISBN-13: 978-1405189408

4. Standards Australia, AS2327.1:2003, Composite structures Part 1: Simply

supported beams, Standards Australia.

5. Nethercot D. (2003), Composite construction. Routledge

6. Oehlers DJ and Bradford MA (1995), Composite steel and concrete structural

members: fundamental behavior, Pergamon Press.

7. Johnson RP (2004), Composite structures of steel and concrete. Blackwell

Scientific Publications

8. Johnson RP and Anderson D. (2004), Designers handbook to Eurocode 4.

Thomas Telford

9. British Standards Institution, Eurocode 4:2004, EC4 Design of composite steel

and concrete structures Part 1.1: general rules and rules for buildings, British

Standards Institution. Steel Designers' Manual [Hardcover]

Journals

1. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, University of Michigan, ISSN: 0733-9445

eISSN: 1943-541X

2. Engineering Structures, Elsevier, ISSN: 0141-0296

3. International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering (IJASE), ISSN: 20083556 (print version), ISSN: 2008-6695 (electronic version), Journal No. 40091

4. Structural Engineering International (SEIx IABSE), Switzerland, ISSN 1016-8664,

E-ISSN 1683-0350

5. Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, ISSN 0976 4399,

http://www.ipublishing.co.in/jcsindex.html#sthash.BbtK8UEH.dpuf

6. Journal of Civil Engineering Research, open access scientific journal, p-ISSN:

2163-2316 e-ISSN: 2163-2340, Website: http://journal.sapub.org/jce

7. International Journal of Advanced Structures and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN

2319-5347, Scientific Journal Impact Factor: 3.929, ICV 4.94, Indexed in Google

Scholar, Index Copernicus

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CEE 6282

Aim

The course aims at imparting knowledge to structural professionals on a wide range

of topics; from planning and interpretation of construction drawings and

specifications, to construction technologies and practices such as reinforced concrete

framed buildings, industrial ground slabs,

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Explain the factors affecting the choice of structural system, the choice of

construction materials, and the construction process for commercial buildings;

Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the designers, builders and other

parties involved in the design and construction of a commercial building;

Read and interpret construction drawings;

Communicate construction solutions by means of sketches and drawings;

Propose and evaluate alternative construction systems.

Rationale

Each project has characteristic structural forms and resultant methods of

construction. Structural design concepts for steel and reinforced concrete are

analysed and their influence on construction methods assessed. Planning issues are

also of primary importance in construction.

Content

Basic problems in construction; Co-ordination between planning, designing and

construction; Modern materials of construction; Slip form construction for tall

building; Chimneys and towers; Lift slab construction: Problems and techniques of

shell construction; basement construction and site retention methods, piling systems

and construction methods to suit various geotechnical conditions, composite

construction, tilt slab construction methods, precast concrete building systems and

hybrid construction systems.

Folded plates; Infilled structures; Structure - infill interaction problems; soil

structure interaction; Scaffolding and their techniques; Heavy concreting;

Underwater construction problems; structural modification and maintenance; Heavy

construction machinery and equipment: Organisational problems; Material

transportation.

Human settlements - urban community and regional planning; natural resources

administration; Environmental systems analysis concepts and approaches to

systems design; mathematical models; application of techniques of systems for

environmental quality management; Environmental engineering seminars -

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discussion and analysis of topics dealing with technical processes and innovations,

institutions, planning and administration in terms of general application and specific

case studies.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

1. Chudley and Greeno, Building Construction Handbook, Seventh Edition,

Butterworth-Heinemann.

Recommended Texts

1. Wayne. (2007), Architectural structures, John Wiley and Sons.

Dietmar Gross (2009), Engineering mechanics. 1, Statics [electronic resource],

Springer.

2. Hosford (2010), Solid mechanics [electronic resource], Cambridge University

Press

Journals

1. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. ISSN: 1226-7988

2. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE

3. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology Research

(IJCECTR), online and open journal.

CEE 6252

Aim

The course aims at presenting of some mathematical results that are at the basis of

numerical approximation for partial differential equations, and on the analysis of

some of these numerical procedures (boundary element, finite element and spectral

methods). Theoretical results are described with the aim of placing the numerical

methods on a solid ground and permitting their stability and convergence analysis.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Acquire knowledge of basic element types

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Acquire knowledge on the use of finite element methods for solving problems

in structural and geotechnical engineering applications

Formulate finite element equations

Apply finite elements to solve civil engineering problems

Apply finite element programming and modelling.

Rationale

Numerical methods are important in solving structural engineering problems,

especially with the use of computers, due to the large amounts of data generated

during the solution of structural engineering problems.

Content

Introduction to morphology of structural analysis and design; Mathematical

complexities in analysis and design; Mathematical tool; closed and open bound

solutions to design problems; Approximations, idealisations and assumptions;

Numerical techniques as tools.

Structural problems leading to simultaneous equations; Non-linearity in structures;

Solutions of non-linear equations; Differential equations in structures and their

solutions; Solutions of partial differential equations (elliptic equations, parabolic

equations, hyperbolic equations, boundary value problems); Finite difference

techniques; Southwells relaxation techniques; Moment distribution methods;

Deterministic vs probabilistic techniques; Formulation of probabilistic design

problems and their solutions; Variational techniques in mechanics; Virtual work and

energy methods; Dynamics of structures; Formulation and solution of different

cases. Basics of optimisation techniques.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

1. Steven C. Chapra, Raymond P. Canale (2010), Numerical Methods for Engineers,

Sixth Edition, ISBN 9780073401065, MHID 0073401064, Global

Publisher: Raghothaman Srinivasan

Recommended Texts

1. Hughes Thomas J. R. (2000), The Finite Element Method, Linear Static and

Dynamic Finite Element Analysis

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Methods, Springer, ISBN: 3540306854, 9783540306856

3. Anthony M. Waas and Joe G. Eisley (2011), 1st Edition, Wiley, ISBN-10:

0470977620, ISBN-13: 978-0470977620

2.

Journals

1. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering , John Wiley & Sons,

Ltd, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-0207

2. International Journal on Numerical and Analytical Methods in Engineering

(IRENA), Print ISSN: 2281-7026, cD-Rom ISSN: 2281-7034

CEE 6251

Aim

This course examines the links between form, geometric shape, and design. It deals

with different ways of breaking up a continuum, and how this affects global

structural properties; structural concepts and preliminary design methods that are

used in the design of structures.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Apply advanced analytical concepts to solve structural engineering problems

Analyse frame structures using matrix methods and the finite element

method

Utilize commercial software for structural analysis

Rationale

Structural is key to the design of structures and in fact analysis and design is a cyclic

process. In order to carry out a successful structural analysis, understanding of the

basic concepts is prime importance in the use of commercial software for analysis

and design.

Content

Muller Breslaus principles and their general application to structural analysis; Betti's

Reciprocal theorem; Influence lines for determinate trusses and frames; Advanced

problems in moment distribution; Analysis of structural members with varying

sections; Composite sections; Kani's method for complex frames; Concepts of

flexibility and stiffness methods; Flexibility and stiffness matrix inter-relationships;

Systematic methods of formulation of these matrices; Solutions by different

techniques; Three dimensional frames and trusses; Computer applications;

Simplified techniques for complex structures; Analysis of plates and shells.

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Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

1. Karnovsky, Igor A., Lebed, Olga (2010), Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis

XXIV, ISBN 978-1-4419-1047-9

Recommended Texts

1. Ashwini Kumar (2004), Stability of Structures, Allied Publishers, ISBN

9788170238041

2. Chai H. Yoo and Sung Lee (2011), Stability of Structures-Principles and

Applications, ISBN: 978-0-12-385122-2, Elsevier Inc

3. NGR Iyengar (2007), Elastic Stability of Structural Elements, Macmillan India,

ISBN 023063186X, 9780230631861

Journals

1. International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering, Springer Open Journal

2. The Structural Engineer, The Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom

CEE 6142

Aim

This course aims at relating concepts of mechanics of materials and structural

systems construction technologies and practices. Various forms of structural systems

such as masonry, timber, reinforced concrete and steel construction will be

investigated and practical examples given.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Acquire a fundamental understanding of the properties of engineering materials

and how these mechanical properties influence the selection of materials for

application in contemporary buildings;

Acquire sound theoretical background in statics, mechanics and structural

analysis for understanding the choice of materials and structural systems;

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4.

Develop the capacity to evaluate the effects of loads and actions in the

behaviour of structural systems; and

Apply the principles of concrete technology

Rationale

It is important to relate engineering materials to structural systems and construction

technologies and practices. This course provides a general understanding of

engineering materials and discusses how these materials are incorporated in various

types of construction.

Content

Critical comparison of steel, Concrete, wood glass, aluminium and plastics as

structural materials; Economics of their utilisation, local conditions and associated

material problems; Structural composites of two or more materials; Mechanical and

structural properties of these materials; Theory of stress analysis in composite

materials; cracking and failure theories; Concrete as a structural materials;

Mechanics and production of good structural concrete; Mix design; Fibre reinforced

concretes, Glass reinforced concretes; Light weight concrete; Modern Structural

materials Cold drawn sections of high strength steel, High strength bolts and welds;

Creep in structural materials and their effects; weathering action.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Texts

1. Zongjin Li (2011), Technology & Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN

0470902434, 9780470902431

2. John Brian Newman, B. S. Choo (2003), Advanced Concrete Technology:

Constituent Materials, Butterworth-Heinemann 0750651032, 9780750651035

Recommended Text

1. John Newman, B S Choo (2003), Architecture, Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN

0080490018, 9780080490014

Journals

1. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, University of Miami, ASCE, ISSN:

0899-1561, eISSN: 1943-5533

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(electronic version)

3. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (ACEM), ASTM, ISNN: 2165-3984

4. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, ASCE, ISSN: 1822-3605

2.

CEE 6522

Aim

The course aims to provide an understanding of sub-surface geology and rock

mechanics and its influence on the engineering design of slopes, tunnels and

foundations. Some aspects associated to testing of rocks and soil both in the

laboratory and in-situ are also discussed.

The course also provides an overview of groundwater flow through soil and rocks as

well as introducing techniques for the in-situ measurement of permeability and

methodologies for site investigation in dewatering projects.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Describe sub-surface geology and rock mechanics and its influence on the

engineering design of slopes, tunnels and foundations;

Test rocks and soil both in the laboratory and in-situ;

Design and analyze foundation systems; and

Design and analyze support systems for unstable soil or rock masses

Rationale

Geomechanics and geotechnical engineering are of prime importance in the design

of foundations and underground structures such as tunnels. With more complex

structure and advances in construction technologies there is need for comprehensive

knowledge of the sub-surface conditions and appropriate foundations and support

systems for unstable soil or rock masses.

Content

Applications of rock mechanics; investigation of rock masses; in situ and laboratory testing

of rocks, their applications and limitations, and their interpretation; rock mass classification

systems; rock parameter assessment; rock support and excavation lining systems; and

analytical and numerical analyses of rock masses, including example applications to rock

slopes, underground excavations in rock, and rock support and excavation lining systems.

Equilibrium of stresses Elastic stress analysis; plastic stress analysis; Plane strain

and plane stress conditions; Theory of consolidation; Theory and techniques of soil

stabilisation; Two dimensional failure theories; Radial failure; Stability of slopes; Soil

exploration; Classification of soils in Zambia; Shallow foundations; Pile foundations;

Diaphragm walls; Foundation construction.

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Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Texts

1. Chandrakant S. Desai, Musharraf Zaman (2012), Advanced Geotechnical

Engineering: Soil-Structure Interaction using Computer and Material Models, CRC

Press

2. Duncan C. Wyllie , Chris Mah (2004), Rock Slope Engineering, Fourth Edition, 4th

Edition, Amazon, ISBN-10: 041528001X, ISBN-13: 978-0415280013

3. William G. Pariseau (2011), Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Second Edition,

Amazon, ISBN-10: 0415893399, ISBN-13: 978-0415893398

Recommended Texts

1. John P Harrison , John A Hudson (2000), ENGINEERING ROCK MECHANICS - AN

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES, 1st edition, Amazon, ISBN-10:

0080438644, ISBN-13: 978-0080438641

2. Jonathan Knappett , R.F. Craig (2012), Craig's Soil Mechanics, Eighth Edition,

ISBN-10: 0415561264, ISBN-13: 978-0415561266

3. Thomas Benz, Steinar Nordal (2010), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical

Engineering (NUMGE), CRC Press

4. Braja M. Das (2009), Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement,

Second Edition, CRC Press

Journals

1. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering journal

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

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CEE 6272

Aim

The course aims at equipping structural engineers with knowledge and skills to carry

out analysis of structural components and varying stress conditions. It also imparts

plastic analysis knowledge.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Analyse structural components under various stresses components

Apply approximate and exact solution techniques

Apply plastic analysis to structural elements

Rationale

Analysis of complex structures requires understanding and application of advanced

techniques in structural engineering, such as the Finite Element Method.

Content

Theory of elasticity; Stress functions; Development of field equations; Stress

analysis problems in simple elements; Torsion; Strain energy and virtual work

techniques; Theories of failure of elements; Temperature stress in Simple elements;

Buckling of slender members; Behaviours of elements subjected to complex

stresses;

Approximate and exact solutions; Application of numerical techniques to elasticity

problems; Elements of plasticity and viscoelasticity; Mechanics of development of

field equations and general mathematical techniques for their solutions; Yield

surfaces; Upper and lower bound theorems; Uniqueness of solutions; Plastic

analysis of simple elements.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

1. Keith D. Hjelmstad (2007), Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics, 2nd Edition,

Springer Scientific, ISBN: 0-387-23330-X , eISBN 0-387-23331-8

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Recommended Texts

1. David Johnson (2000), Advanced Structural Mechanics, 2nd edition, Hardbound

ISBN: 978-0-7277-2860-9, Paperbound ISBN: 978-0-7277-4095-3 , ebook ISBN

978-0-7277-3714-4

2. R. O. Davis , a. P. S. Selvadurai (2002), Plasticity and Geomechanics, ISBN 0

521 81830 3

Journals

1. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, ISSN: 0733-9399 eISSN: 1943-7889

CEE 6231

Aim

The main aim of this course is to provide a general grounding in the basic principles

of dynamics applied to structures and their interaction with soils in foundations, by

applying the principles to practical problems. A secondary aim is to show how

problems of structural dynamics can be expressed as equivalent problems of statics,

thereby allowing students to draw upon their well-established knowledge of the

equilibrium of structures.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

Demonstrate the requirements for modelling structures for dynamic analyses;

Demonstrate the validity of modelling structures as single or multiple degreeof-freedom systems;

Explain the role of damping and its influence upon structural response;

Limit the possibility of their structures being influenced by resonance;

Model systems using lumped masses, generalised co-ordinates or a

combination of these;

Model the response of soil deposits as discrete and continuous media.

Rationale

Structural engineers need to understand how real-world systems may be modelled

as equivalent single or multi-degree of systems, and how to use numerical methods

to solve the equation of motion.

Content

Basic concepts of dynamical behaviour of structures; Revision of basic concepts of

rigid body dynamics; Modification due to electricity of elements; Causes and effects

of dynamic behaviour of elements; Dynamic loadings, Impact loadings; Blast

loadings; Earthquakes effects; Natural and Forced vibrations; Generation of field

equations; Mathematical methods of solving them; Eigen values and eigen modes;

damping effects in actual structures. Damping models; Analysis of large frames;

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Design principles for dynamic effects. Earthquake resistant design of structures Earthquake zones and loadings; Dynamic response of soil deposits (Energy

dissipation in soils, Response of soils modelled as discrete or continuous media,

Numerical integration schemes); Explicit and implicit schemes (central difference

method, Newmark's method, Wilson-0 method), Analysis of nonlinear systems

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

1. Craig RA and Kurdila J, (2006), Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics, Wiley

Publishers, ISBN 10-0-471-43044-5, ISBN 13-9780-471-43044-7

Recommended Text

1. Paz, Mario (2005), Structural Dynamics-Theory and Computation, 4th Edition,

Kulwr Academic Publishers, ISBN 0-412-07461-3

Journals

1. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Print ISSN: 02194554, Online ISSN: 1793-6764

2. International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics: John

Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Baffins Lane, Chichester, Sussex, England. r, quarterly Bulletin

CEE 6232

STABILITY OF STRUCTURES

Aim

The overall aim is give students understanding of the fundamental principles of

structural stability and become familiar with common types of bifurcation and

buckling phenomena and to formulate methods capable of dealing with

geometrically non-linear structural behaviour.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Determine the potential failure modes that can occur due to geometric

nonlinearity;

Explain the techniques to classify post-buckling phenomena;

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for structural stability;

Differentiate between linear and nonlinear buckling analysis;

Demonstrate how basic structural components and systems behave when they

are subject to instability;

Use various techniques to analyse basic structural components and systems that

are susceptible to instability;

Apply the fundamental basis of design rules concerned with structural instability.

Rationale

With more slender structural elements, arising from more refined analysis and

design procedures, instability of structure requires special attention.

Content

Concepts of stability of simple axially loaded member; Beam columns and beam

ties; Torsional stability; Stability of frames; stability of shells; Inelastic instability.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Text

Bazant ZP and Cedolin L (2010), Stability of structures: Elastic, Inelastic, Fracture

and damage, World Scientific, ISBN 9814317020, 9789814317023

2. N.S. Trahair, M.A. Bradford, D.A. Nethercot and L. Gardner (2008), The

behaviour and design of steel structures to EC3, 4th Edition, Spon

1.

Recommended Texts

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

978-0-7506-7875-9, Butterworth Heinemann

J.M.T. Thompson and G.W. Hunt (1984), Elastic instability phenomena, Wiley

J.M.T. Thompson and G.W. Hunt (1973), A general theory of elastic stability,

Wiley

H.G. Allen and P.S. Bulson (1980), Background to buckling, McGraw-Hill

Z.P. Bazant and L. Cedolin (1991), Stability of structures, Dove)

S.P. Timoshenko and J.M. Gere (1961), Theory of elastic stability, McGraw-Hill

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Journals

1. International journal of structural stability and dynamics (Online), ISSN 02194554, OCLC 49333919

2. International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering (online), Springer

CEE 6261

Aim

The aim of the course is to demonstrate the use and usefulness of the finite element

method for the solution of engineering problems, and acquaint students with typical

commercial software packages.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course students should be able to:

Demonstrate the formulation of problems, solution techniques and

interpreting the results

Apply of the FEM methods to various problems

Review and apply commercially available software on the market.

Rationale

The Finite Element Method (FEM) is the most commonly used tool in practice for the

structural design and analysis of bridges, buildings and other types of structures. In

order to carry out a successful FE analysis, a basic knowledge of the theory behind

the FEM is required as well as an understanding of the applications to different types

of structural elements and analyses. This course covers both of these two aspects,

which are essential for learning how to perform a FE analysis.

Content

The concept of considering an engineering structure as an assembly of elements

whose properties are pre-defined. The integration of this concept with the matrix

displacement/stiffness/finite element method.

Use of commercial software to analyse structures comprised of onedimensional bar and beams elements:

o pin-jointed plane frames,

o rigid-jointed plane frames,

o generalised plane frames,

o use of symmetry and skew symmetry.

Exact and approximate solutions; consideration of round off, discretisation

and approximation errors.

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Use of commercial software to solve the following categories of twodimensional and a quasi-two-dimensional stress analysis problems:

o structures in a state of plane stress,

o structures in a state of plane strain,

o axisymmetric structures,

o plates in bending.

Use of commercial software to solve two-dimensional steady state field

problems.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Texts

1. Singiresu S. RAO (2010), The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Fifth Edition, ISBN13: 978-1856176613 ISBN-10: 1856176614 , Butterworth-Heinemann

2. Cook, R. D. (2007). CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS,

4TH ED: Wiley India Pvt. Limited.

Recommended Texts

1. Seshu, P (2003), TEXTBOOK OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, 4th Edition, ISBN

81-203-2315-7, Prentice Hall of India

2. S. S. Quek and G.R. Liu (2003), Finite Element Method: A Practical Course, 1st

edition, ISBN-13: 978-0750658669 ISBN-10: 0750658665

3. Thomas J. R. Hughes (2000), The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and

Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering, ISBN13: 978-0486411811 ISBN-10: 0486411818

4. Kenneth H. Huebner, Donald L. Dewhirst , Douglas E. Smith and Ted G. Byrom

(2001), The Finite Element Method for Engineers, 4th Edition, ISBN-13: 9780471370789 ISBN-10: 0471370789, Wiley-Interscience

5. Rao S S (2011), The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Fifth Edition, ISBN:

978-1-85617-661-3, Elsevier Inc

Journals

1. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, ELSEVIER, ISSN: 0168-874X

2. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, John Wiley & Sons,

Ltd., Online ISSN: 1097-0207

3. International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering, Springer Online

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CEE 6272

BRIDGE DESIGN

Aim

This course aims at imparting the fundamentals of bridge theory, analysis, and

design, including single and continuous span bridge structures. Other topics covered

in the course include connection design and construction, fatigue analysis, deck

design and bearing design.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Select appropriate bridge types and materials

Select and apply appropriate design codes

Analyse and design bridges

Rationale

Bridges form an integral part for any transport system and structural engineers need

to be exposed to the various types of bridges and materials of construction, analysis

and design techniques and construction technologies.

Content

Basic aspects of bridge design; Different types of bridges; Structural analysis;

Components; Classification and loading on bridges; codes of practices; Design

techniques; Detailing and constructional problems, Bearings and expansion joints.

Time-temperature-dependent superstructure deformations, construction methods,

load conditions. Special problems in analysisbox girders, curved and skewed

bridges, environmental and seismic loads.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Texts

1. D. Johnson Viktor (2008), Essentials of Bridge Design, Oxford & IBH Publishing

Company Pvt. Limited

2. W.F. Chen, Lian Duan (2003), Bridge Engineering: Substructure Design, ISBN10: 0849316847, ISBN-13: 978-0849316845

3. Chen W.F., Lian Duan (2003), Bridge Engineering: Construction and Maintenance

(Principles and Applications in Engineering), Fifth Edition, ISBN: 0849316812

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Recommended Texts

1. Wai-Fah Chen , Lian Duan (2014) , Bridge Engineering Handbook, Five Volume

Set, 2nd edition, ISBN-10: 1439852057, ISBN-13: 978-1439852057

2. Ioannis Vayas, Aristidis Iliopoulos (2013), Design of Steel-Concrete Composite

Bridges to Eurocodes, Amazon, ISBN-10: 1466557443, ISBN-13: 9781466557444

3. Jim Zhao, Demetrios Tonias (2012), Bridge Engineering, Third Edition, ISBN-10:

0071752498, ISBN-13: 978-0071752497

Journals

1. Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, ISSN: 1084-0702 eISSN: 1943-5592

2. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, ISSN: 2234-1315

(electronic version), Journal No. 40069

CEE 6262

STRUCTURAL OPTIMISATION

Aim

The aim of this course is to acquaint the students with the formulation of a

structural optimization problem, modern methods of nonlinear mathematical

programming and interpretation of the results. To introduce the basic concepts of

structural design sensitivity analysis and structural identification, formulated as an

optimization problem.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate modern concepts of optimal design of structures, by use simple

design examples.

Apply analytical and numerical methods

Use of numerical simulation methods in the design process

Use concepts of structural design sensitivity analysis and approximation

methods will be Apply modern optimization techniques linked to the

numerical methods of structural analysis, particularly, the finite element

method.

Rationale

Structural optimization ensures rational and cost effectiveness in the design of

structures. The use of modelling techniques such as the Finite Element Method

facilitates the optimization process.

Content

Criteria of structural efficiency. Formulation of an optimisation problem as a

nonlinear mathematical programming problem.

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constraints imposed on structural behaviour.

The relationships between fully-stressed and minimum weight structures.

Maxwell-Michell structural continua. Topology optimisation.

Global and local optima. Kuhn-Tucker optimality conditions.

Classification of structural optimisation problems. Constrained and

unconstrained problems. Multi-objective problems. Pareto optimum solutions.

Basic approaches to the formulation of a combined criterion.

Numerical optimisation techniques. Local and global one-dimensional

optimisation. Unconstrained multi-parameter optimisation techniques. Linear

programming. Geometric programming. General constrained optimisation

techniques. Random search, genetic algorithms, neural networks.

Approximation techniques. Local, mid-range and global approximations, used

in conjunction with the finite element structural analysis.

Design sensitivity analysis based on the finite element modelling of structural

behaviour. Analytical, semi-analytical and finite difference techniques.

Structural identification problems: finite element model identification, material

parameter identification, structural damage recognition. Formulation of an

identification problem as a general optimisation problem.

Real-life examples of structural optimisation and identification. Availability and

use of commercial software.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Texts

1. Christensen, Peter W., Klarbring, Anders (2009), An Introduction to Structural

Optimization, eBook, ISBN 978-1-4020-8666-3

2. Cavazzuti, Marco (2013), Optimization Methods, from Theory to Design, Scientific

and Technological Aspects in Mechanics, eBook, ISBN 978-3-642-31187-1

Recommended Texts

1. Yannis Tsompanakis, Nikos D. Lagaros, Manolis Papadrakakis

(2008),Structural Design Optimization Considering Uncertainties: Structures &

Infrastructures Book , Vol. 1, Series, Series Editor: Dan M. Frangopol, Series:

Structures and Infrastructures, CRC Press

2. Kirsch, U. (1993), Structural Optimization: fundamental and applications,

Springer-Verlag.

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4. Atrek, E.; Gallagher, R.H.; Ragsdell, K.M.; Zienkiewicz, O.C. (1984), New

Directions in Optimum Structural Design. Wiley & Sons

5. Bunday, B.D. (1984): Basic Optimisation Methods. Edward Arnold

6. Gallagher, R.H.; Zienkiewicz, O.C. (1973), Optimum Structural Design. Theory

and Applications. Wiley & Sons

7. Haftka, R.T.; Grdal, Z. (1992): Elements of Structural Optimization. 3rd ed.,

Kluwer Academic Publishers

8. Hemp, W.S. (1973), Optimum Structures. Clarendon Press

9. Kamat, M.P (1993), Structural Optimization : Status and Promise,

Washington, DC: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

10. Majid, K.J.(1974), Optimum Design of Structures. Newness-Butterworth

11. Vanderplaats, G.N.(1984), Numerical Optimization Techniques for Engineering

Design, McGraw-Hill, New York

Journals

1. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, the official journal of the

International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer

Verlag, ISSN: 16151488, 1615147X

2. Computers & Structures, ELSEVIER, ISSN: 0045-7949

GES 5881

RESEARCH METHODS

Aim

On completion of this course, the student should be able to apply research

methodologies to conduct research and prepare a dissertation.

Course Objectives

development of a research proposal

review of relevant literature

selection of research methodology

collection of data

data analysis

preparation of research report

Rationale

Development of research proposals requires careful thought and thorough literature

review to rationalize the research. Collection of data requires adequately prepared

research methodologies and tools. Analysis of data requires various tools to enable

meaningful analysis and draw meaningful conclusions.

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This course therefore prepares the student to undertake research and produce a

meaningful dissertation.

Contents

Research process

endeavor, development of a research proposal, review of relevant literature,

selection of research methodology literature review, qualitative and quantitative

research methods

Conducting research

Collection of data, data analysis using various analysis procedures and tools

Ethics in research publication

Assessment

Continuous Assessment

Assignments

Tests

Laboratories/Field work

Sub Total

(%)

Final Examination (%)

Total

(%)

20

20

10

50

50

100

Prescribed Book

Recommended Book

Journals

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APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1:

Introduction

The ultimate aim of a learning programme at advanced level is to produce graduates

who will add an extra dimension to their future activities. Career prospects for

graduates who follow the MEng Programme in Structural Engineering are discussed

below in relation to various aspects.

Growth in the Construction Sector

The growth on the construction sector demands well grounded structural engineers

who can deal with the complexities in the design and construction of infrastructure

and the downstream monitoring, assessment and maintenance. Hence the need for

a MEng in Structural Engineering.

Government Policy and Employment in Public Service

Construction Policy

PPP Policy

Housing Policy

Private Sector Involvement and Job Opportunities

Private sector participation in structural engineering by way of infrastructure

development and sustainability can be supported by funding facilitated by the

private sector and government agencies such as the following:

Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)

Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEZ)

National Council for Construction (NCC)

Zambia Public Procurement (ZPPA)

RDA

NRFA

Research and Development at Learning and Research Institutions

Opportunities also exist locally and internationally, in teaching and research

institutions, such as:

CSIR-South Africa

UNZA-Zambia

NISIR-Zambia

Copperbelt University-Zambia

Investment in the Construction Sector

There are great opportunities to invest in infrastructure development and

sustainability, through projects and programmes by:

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

World Bank

Cooperating Partners

PPP linkages

Innovative construction materials and practices are being encouraged through

projects that address climate change and green construction. Currently Zambia is

implementing the Pilot Project for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

Entrepreneurship

The skills and tools acquired from undertaking ten MEng is Structural Engineering do

encourage entrepreneurship, through which SMEs can progress to well established

Consultancy firms of Large Scale Contractors.

Conclusion

Career prospects for graduates of MEng in Structural Engineering are numerous,

whether one needs to establish a firm or wants to work for a private firm or a

government agency. Opportunities exist in analysis, design, construction, monitoring

and assessments. Further opportunities exist in research and academic institutions.

The Masters degree in Structural Engineering is necessary to address the advances

in technologies and practices, and to encourage innovation and optimization in

structural Engineering Practice. This outcome gives a strong position to propose a

specialised graduate programme in Structural Engineering at the University of

Zambia.

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APPENDIX 2:

UNIVERSITIES

Introduction

The School of Engineering at the University of Zambia (UNZA) is proposing a Master

of Engineering programme in Structural Engineering. Structural Engineering forms

an integral part of Civil and Environmental Engineering programmes in curricula at

many other universities both at undergraduate and graduate levels. This section

makes comparison of the Master of Structural Engineering programme at UNZA with

other similar programmes at other universities. The comparison is made with

universities in the sub-region, Australia, Europe and North America.

All programme seem to follow a structure consisting of course work and a

dissertation at the end of the course work. Whereas in Europe and other countries

the masters can be competed in one year, the practice in North America is generally

one year course work followed by the second year consisting of the dissertation

work.

The general format of the course work consists of core course and electives. The

core courses come from the following subject areas:

Structural Analysis

Structural Design in various materials of Construction

Mechanics of materials

Numerical Methods

Structural Dynamics

Elective course may come from subject areas, such as:

Structural Stability

Risk Analysis and Reliability

Structural Assessment and Condition Monitoring

Structural Optimization

Earthquake Engineering

Bridge Engineering

Materials and Construction Practices

The programmes at a number of universities within the region and elsewhere were

looked at, as follows:

Universities within the Region

University of Cape Town

University of Stellenbosch

University of Witwatersrand

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Universities in Europe

The structure of the programmes and their contents were studied for the following

universities in Europe, for various Masters programmes in Structural Engineering.

The universities included:

Imperial College

University of Brighton

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

University of Strathclyde

Universities in Australia

Kingston University

Adelaide University

University of Melbourne

Universities in North America

Stanford University

University of Buffalo, State University of NY

San Diego University

Illinois Institute of Technology

University of Wisconsin Madison, College of Engineering [EGR]

Conclusion

The structure of the programmes and the subjects covered in the Masters

programmes are dependant on various factors such as

Economic and Social Activities

Teaching and learning resourses

Level of economic and social development

The duration of the programmes vary mainly between 1 and 2 years. However,

there are programmes that allow courses to go on up to 5 years. The programme at

UNZA is designed to last 2 years.

Admission requirements for the programmes at other universities are more open and

flexible than at UNZA. UNZA requires the bachelors degree only for entry into the

programme while other universities admit entry into their programmes with

bachelors as well as other qualifications such as diplomas.

There also are more exit routes for the programmes in other universities, where

students may exit with qualifications such as Postgraduate Diploma and

Postgraduate Certificate.

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Despite these differences and some restrictions, it is felt that, the multidisplinary

programme designed for UNZA is appropriate for the requirements and resources.

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