Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • give knowledge of factors to be considered in the design of prestressed concrete structures
  • understand the difference between pre- and post-tensioned systems for structural behaviour
  • learn to design and analyse prestressed concrete and concrete composite structures
  • understand the roles of different limit states in the design of prestressed structures
  • learn to consider the influence of time-dependency of materials on structural reliability
  • learn to consider specific features of precast concrete structures: connections, stability, prevention of progressive collapse, ductility
  • give knowledge of the design and manufacturing of Finnish precast concrete products

(The course is a part of the requirements for designers of reinforced concrete structures in Finland)

Credits: 5

Schedule: 06.09.2023 - 18.10.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Puttonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Structures with several materials and their analysis, classification of prestressed constructions,  limit state design of prestressed concrete structures, losses of tendon stress, concrete composite structures, engineering design of structural details including anchoring zones, ductility of structures with prefabricated members.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Written examination, home exercises to be made during the course and participation in obligatory teaching. The approval of home exercises is a precondition for the participation in the examination. Home exercises and participation in obligatory teaching are valid only for the lecture period under concern.

    Weight of examination in approval: 100%. For well-graded obligatory home exercises (75% of the maximum marks), the examination grade is raised by one if the grade is 1, 2, 3 or 4. The home exercises are lecture period specific and are considered in the marking of the examination for examinations held before the start of the next lecture period of the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 22 t/ 17%, Exercises 16 t/ 12%, Individual tuition 8h/6%, Independent work 84 t/ 63%, Examination 3 t/ 2 %


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: The course should be added to the personal study plan (HOPS)and HOPS is used to complete the registration in