Detailed design 420

Module code SDO 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The module focuses on design applications. The aim is to extend and consolidate knowledge of basic engineering disciplines and apply this in an integrated and synthesised way on classic design applications. The student is exposed to all the applications of the classic disciplines of structures, geotechnical, hydraulics and transportation and compiles a preliminary design. The various discipline specialists select relevant application examples in each discipline for detail designs such as: 

  • Structures: Multi storey buildings with reinforced concrete frames and slabs; bridge across a river or road. 
  • Hydraulics: Pump stations and rising main; hydrological analysis and flood line study. 
  • Geotechnical: Slimes dams; high embankments. 
  • Transportation: Traffic impact studies, pavement design and analysis.

The applications selected for each discipline may vary from year to year.

Module credits 24.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites (SHC 410), (SIN 411), (SIN 413), (SGM 323), (SVC 412)
Contact time 1 practical per week, 1 tutorial per week, 5 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Civil Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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