Exam: Structural Design I & II

The exam Structural Design I & II will take place on August 19, 2022. The exam colloquium will take place on July 07, 2022, at 10 a.m.  Here you can find more information and old exams for your preparation. We wish you a successful preparation!

General info for the exam

  • The next exam in Structural Design I & II will be held in August 2022. 
  • The examination takes 180 minutes.
  • You will need:
    • calculator
    • 2 sets of squares
    • blue, red pen and green pens
    • fountain pen / pencil
    • eraser
    • compass
  • The exam is offered in German and English.
  • A target time for processing the individual tasks is indicated. The target time indicates the weighting of the respective tasks.
  • Each task can be solved independently (for example, task 6 can be solved without the result of task 5).
  • The approach must be comprehensible. Approach, constructions, and final results are evaluated.
  • Maintain a clean and clear presentation. Color display and targeted designation of nodes contribute significantly to a better understanding.
  • The scale of the force diagram is given in the relevant task as a suggestion.

Exam relevant content

  • Approximately 30% of the exam is about general questions and calculations, and approximately 70% of the exam is about structural drawings.
  • For the solution of the general questions, the content of all lectures from Structural Design I and II is mainly relevant.

    Lectures of Structural Design I

    Lectures of Structural Design II

  • For the solution of the structural drawings, the content of all exercises of Structural Design I and II is mainly relevant.

    Exercises of Structural Design I

    Exercises of Structural Design II

  • Old exams serve as orientation and further practice. Some contents from the old courses have changed / been added / removed. For example, "moments/bending" and "non-uniformly distributed loads" were not covered in the curriculum of HS21/FS22. These tasks can therefore be skipped in the old exams.

Colloquium and office hours

  • The exam colloquium will take place on July 07, 2022, at 10.00 a.m. at ETH.
  • Consultation hours are held online every Wednesday and at ETH on Thursdays. 
  • For further questions please contact grieder@arch.ethz.ch