Subject Datasheet

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I. Subject Specification

1. Basic Data
1.1 Title
Structures project
1.2 Code
1.3 Type
Module with associated contact hours
1.4 Contact hours
Type Hours/week / (days)
Seminar 2
1.5 Evaluation
Midterm grade
1.6 Credits
1.7 Coordinator
name Dr. László Gergely Vigh
academic rank Associate professor
1.8 Department
Department of Structural Engineering
1.9 Website
1.10 Language of instruction
hungarian and english
1.11 Curriculum requirements
Optional in the Structural Engineering (MSc) programme
1.12 Prerequisites
Recommended prerequisites:
  • Structures 1 (BMEEOHSMS51)
1.13 Effective date
5 February 2020

2. Objectives and learning outcomes
2.1 Objectives
The objective of the course is that the student shall solve a structure-specific problem, by which his/her problem solving skills are improved, gains the skill of literature review, aims the comprehensive thinking. Aim is that the student becomes able to efficiently solve problems arising during design or research tasks. The subject of the study can be any structure-related problem discussed and agreed with the supervisor; not exclusively: modelling, analysis and/or design of part of or whole structural system, experimental analysis; research, research and development or expert design task; based on individual problem statement or joining to ongoing research program.
2.2 Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student:
A. Knowledge
  1. understands the background and theoretical background of the problem,
  2. is aware of the most important literature of the problem,
  3. knows the major computational, numerical methods related to the problem,
  4. is aware of the benefits, disadvantages and limitations of the selected method,
B. Skills
  1. applies the selected methods, tools,
  2. evaluates the obtained results,
  3. is able to assess the regulations and standards related to the problem,
C. Attitudes
  1. collaborates with the teacher in gaining knowledge,
  2. is continuously gaining knowledge,
  3. is open to the use of IT tools and equipments,
  4. makes effort to understand and to use the tools in use,
  5. aims accuracy in his/her calculations/solutions,
  6. aims understanding the criticism,
  7. applies self-checking of his/her calcuations, corrects the mistakes,
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  1. is independent in problem statements and solutions,
  2. aims understanding the complexity, comprehensiveness of the problems and recognizing the synergies.
2.3 Methods
Under continuous supervision individually solves homework, communication in oral and written form, use IT tools and equipments.
2.4 Course outline
Week Topics of lectures and/or exercise classes
1. Introduction, project work assignment.
2. Literature review, topic options.
3. Literature review, consultation.
4. Finalization of topic selection and literature review. Summary.
5. Project-specific consultation.
6. Project-specific consultation.
7. Project-specific consultation.
8. Summary, consultation.
9. Project-specific consultation.
10. Project-specific consultation.
11. Project-specific consultation.
12. Project-specific consultation.
13. Project-specific consultation.
14. Summary.

The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
2.5 Study materials
a) Textbooks, literature:
  • project-specific, consult with the supervisor
b) Online materials: materials uploaded to the web site of the subject, e.g.:
  • general presentation slides
  • guidelines
2.6 Other information
2.7 Consultation

The instructors are available for consultation during their office hours, as advertised on the department website. Special appointments can be requested via e-mail.

This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2023/2024 semester II

II. Subject requirements

Assessment and evaluation of the learning outcomes
3.1 General rules
The assessment of the learning outcomes specified in clause 2.2. above and the evaluation of student performance occurs via homework and active consultation work.
3.2 Assessment methods
Evaluation form Abbreviation Assessed learning outcomes
Homework HF A.1-A.4; B.1-B.3; C.1-C.7; D.1-D.2
active consultations A A.1-A.4; B.1-B.3; C.1-C.7; D.1-D.2

The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
3.3 Evaluation system
Abbreviation Score
HF 80%
A 20%
Total in semester 100%
Sum 100%
Progress presentations are assigned to the homework; the actual schedule is announced on the web site of the subject. Criterion for final submission of the homework is that at least 50% of the progress presentations are accepted by the supervisor.
3.4 Requirements and validity of signature
No signature can be obtained.
3.5 Grading system
Semester grade is failed, if any of the following applies:
  • Less than 50%of the progress presentations are satisfied.
  • Homework is failed if the sum of the homework and consultation points HF + A does not reach 50% of the achievable points.
The final grade is computed on the basis of the sum of HF1 + A, as follows:
Grade Points (P)
excellent (5) 85<=P
good (4) 75<=P<85%
satisfactory (3) 60<=P<75%
passed (2) 50<=P<60%
failed (1) P<50%
3.6 Retake and repeat
  1. Each progress presentation can be repeated one week after the normal deadline. (penalty fee applies)
  2. Late submission of HF is possible on the last day of the supplementary week by 12:00, electronically via the website of the subject. (penalty fee applies)
  3. “Active consultation” A cannot be repeated, cannot be substituted with other forms of activity.
3.7 Estimated workload
Activity Hours/semester
contact hours 14×2=28
homework 84
preparation for progress presentation 6
home studying of the written material 30
Sum 150
3.8 Effective date
5 February 2020
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2023/2024 semester II