CEN3014 Structural AnalysisBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN3014 Structural Analysis Spring 3 0 3 5

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AHMET SERHAN KIRLANGIÇ
Course Objectives: Provide the student with the understanding of structural behavior under loads,
Introduce students to the basic principles of statically indeterminate systems,
Teach students a variety of methods (force, displacement, and stiffness methods) to perform structural analysis.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learn basic concepts in structural analysis such as equilibrium, compatibility, stability, indeterminacy, and superposition.
Have basic understanding of structural behavior, such as deflection and internal forces.
Know the basic principles of mechanics regarding work and energy, and their uses in structural analysis.
Be able to apply force and displacement methods to the analysis of simple structures.

Course Content

Introduction to structural analysis; Work and energy principles and their application in deformation analysis of structures; Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force and displacement based methods: Slope deflections and Moment distribution method; Stiffness method.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Internal Member Diagrams
3) Deflections
4) Deflections
5) Energy methods
6) Energy methods
7) Midterm 1
8) Force Method
9) Force Method
10) Displacement methods - Slope Deflection Method
11) Displacement methods - Slope Deflection Method
12) Displacement methods - Slope Deflection Method
13) Displacement methods - Moment Distribution Method
14) Displacement methods - Moment Distribution Method


Course Notes / Textbooks: Hibbeler, R.C., “Structural Analysis”, 9th Edition, Pearson.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 12 3 36
Study Hours Out of Class 14 6 84
Midterms 2 2 4
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 126

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 5
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 4
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 1
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 3
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 1
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 2
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety.
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 1