Course Description

Course Name

Theory of Structures III

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

6 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts of load, equilibrium, bending, shear, compression, tension and torsional forces and stresses. Students will understand and be able to produce various structural concepts of horizontal spanning elements and vertical elements pertaining to buildings, at and beyond residential scale. The concepts will show how the structure carries the loads (in all three directions) and how it connects to the vertical structure. The course also provides an introduction to structural materials. Vector and other relevant force diagrams are used to argue the form and material. Structural elements include roofs, suspended floors and beams and their various evolutions. Fixed and pinned connections are introduced and arches are developed into vaults and domes.

*Course content subject to change