“Programming Techniques and use of specialised software for Structural Engineering” is an optional course offered to the 5th year undergraduate students of the Civil Engineering Department of Aristotle University Thessaloniki in Greece since the academic year 2004-2005. It is aimed to demonstrate the use of new Information Technologies in the field of Structural Engineering and to teach modern programming and Finite Element simulation techniques that the students can apply both in research and design. The course curriculum is structured in two main parts:
Apart from demonstrating the programming and simulation techniques and tools currently available, the course focuses on the physical interpretation of structural engineering problems discussed in class, so that the students become familiar with the concept of computational tools without losing perspective from the engineering problem studied. For this purpose, a wide variety of structural engineering problems are studied in class, involving programming, simulating and problem solving related to statics, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, design of reinforced concrete and steel structures as well as information management.
Another significant aspect of the course is that since its initial development in 2004, significant effort has been put so that modern educational techniques and information technologies resources are utilized in order offer the course in an essentially paperless mode.
Certification of good digital practice
The course has been awarded the certification of good digital practice "education 2.0" for its successful implementation of social media in the educational process.
Τμήμα Πολιτικών Μηχανικών Α.Π.Θ. Μάθημα επιλογής 9ου εξαμήνου Τομέα Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας των Κατασκευών. Copyright 2004-2015