Course Overview

Modular Certification Course
3+ months
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding

Students will learn advanced design knowledge and skills in designing flat slab and irregular slab systems, slender columns, and non-flexural members such as deep beams, corbels, dapped beams and beams with openings.

This module will also provide students with the latest knowledge and recent development in precast concrete structures.

Topics covered in Precast Technology include materials and production; frames, components and connections; design of skeletal frames; composite construction; design of precast floors; joints and connections; structural integrity; handling, transportation and erection.

Who Should Attend

  • Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering

What You Will Learn

Design of flat slabs

  • Hand calculations and FEA analysis will be used to analyse complex two way spanning flat slab systems
  • The results of the analyses will be used to design the elements

Slender columns

  • Principles of second order analyses will be applied to the design of slender concrete columns

Continuous beams

  • The analysis of continuous beams will be covered, including both hand calculations and FEA methods
  • The design method, including moment redistribution will be covered following this

Design of post-tensioned members

  • Analysis and design of post-tensioned members, including beams and slabs
  • Construction methods will also be reviewed

Design of pre-tensioned members

  • Analysis and design of pre-tensioned members, including long span girders
  • Fabrication methods will be considered

Teaching Team

Paolo Del Linz
Paolo Del Linz

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Week Topic
Week 1 - 2 Slab Design by Yield-Line method and Strip method
Design of flat slabs
Week 3 - 4 Design of irregular slab systems and slender columns
Week 5 - 6 Design of continuous beams with redistribution of moments
Non-flexural members
Week 7 Break
Week 8 - 9 General principles of prestressed design
Basic codes and analysis methods
Week 10 - 11 Post tensioned members design
Design of beams and slabs
Construction techniques and issues
Week 12 - 13 Pre tensioned members design
Design of bridge girders; Construction techniques and issues

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

A Certificate of Attainment for each module will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the module; and
  • Undertake and pass credit bearing assessment during the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$3,606.88

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$1,082.06
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$420.25
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$1,082.06
Non-Singapore Citizen S$3,606.88 (No Funding)

Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the prerequisite knowledge for the course?

    Students should be familiar with basic concrete design to EC2, such as the methods to design simple flexural and compression elements.

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    Is any software required for the software?

    Any analysis software used will be provided as part of the course.