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This module focuses on the concepts of structural stability and dynamic problems in civil engineering. The module will also touch on developing fundamental equations and explain the structural response with respect to both dynamic loads and static stability.

Application-based activities will be conducted during the course of study which includes modelling and calculation of buckling and natural frequency behaviour of complex structural systems. Emphasis is placed on both analytical methods and numerical solution techniques to demonstrate the importance of model validation.

Computation tools are developed and integrated into individual project assignments for the assessment complex structures (which are subjected to dynamic excitation and stability constraints). A final written paper will assess fundamental knowledge acquired.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

1. Stability and dynamic theory
  • Assess and derive the behaviour of beam and plate elements subject to both dynamic and stability constraints.
2. Hand calculation of stability and vibration properties
  • Perform stability and natural frequency calculations for complex frame problems using symmetry and related substitute frame techniques.
3. Computational tools for stability and vibration analysis
  • Create a computer tool (MATLAB or Spreadsheet) for buckling and vibration analysis of complex frame problems; validated against commercial codes.
4. Finite element analysis of stability and vibration problems
  • Determine and interpret the frequency response and post critical stable behaviour of beam and/or plate elements using commercial codes.

Who Should Attend

  • Civil Engineers, Site Engineers, Field Engineers, Project Engineers
  • Construction Managers

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

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

  • Attend at least 75% of each respective module; and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and final examination with with a GPA of 2.5 or more.


  • Candidate should possess a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the prerequisite knowledge for the course?

  • Students should be familiar with basic differential equation and matrix mathematics, as well as basic structural analysis.

Is any software required for the course?

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


Date Time Venue
30 Aug - 2 Dec 2022  Every Tuesdays,
7pm - 10pm
SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Week Activity Type Topics
1 Lecture Fundamentals stability theory
2 Lecture Elastic buckling of planar columns
3 Lecture Inelastic column buckling; Beam – Column interaction
4 Lecture Lateral buckling of beams
5 Lecture Frame stability
6 Lecture Finite element techniques
7 - Break
8 Lecture Single degree of freedom
9 Lecture Dynamic response of single degree of freedom systems
10 Lecture Generation of equivalent single degree of freedom systems
11 Lecture Numerical solution techniques
12 Lecture Multiple degrees of freedom
13 Lecture Dynamic response of multiple degree of freedom systems

Total course contact hours: 36 hours.


Full Fee
$3,540.69 (inclusive of GST)
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Modular Certification Courses - Civil Engineering

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:


  • CVE6001 Structural Stability and Dynamics
  • CVE6002 Design of Steel and Composite Structures
  • CVE6003 Design of Tall Buildings*
  • CVE6004 Advanced Material Technology
  • CVE6005 Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Structures*
  • CVE6006 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVE6007 Shallow and Deep Foundation*
  • CVE6008 Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics*
  • CVE6009 Deep Excavation and Tunnelling*
  • CVE6010 Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement
*Modules subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Each module carries ECTS 6 credits. Candidates who pass any 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering by SIT. Collectively, they can be taken as the Masters of Science in Civil Engineering.

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Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 01 Sep 2022 (Thu) to
28 Nov 2022 (Mon)
Registration is Closed.

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