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Structural Steel Connection Design

A comprehensive course on the design of structural steel connections in the industry.

11 weeks long course | 100% Online

Learn from leading experts in the industry

Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • During this coursework, the students will gain
    • In-depth knowledge of the basic concepts and are exposed to practical approaches.
    • Insights on various types of steel connections as per industry standards.
  • After completing this course, the students will be able to design basic steel structural connections.
  • They are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Introduction to Connection Design and Bolted Connection Theory

  • Introduction to Connection Design
  • Types of connections
  • Bolted Connections
  • Types of bolts
  • Load Transfer Mechanism

Week 02 - Bolted Connection Theory

  • Failure Mechanism of Bolted Connection
  • Specifications for Bolted Joints
  • Shear Strength of Bolts
  • Bearing Strength of Bolts
  • Tension Strength of Bolts

Week 03 - Welded connection Theory - Part 1

  • Welded Connection
    • Introduction
    • Types of Weld
    • Weld Symbols

Week 04 - Welded Connection Theory - Part 2

  • Welded Connection
    • Welding Procedure
    • Property of Weld Material
    • Specification of Weld
    • Welded Joint Vs Bolted Joint

Week 05 - Design of Connections

  • Design of Connections
    • Introduction
    • General Procedure of Connection Design
    • Types of Connections

Week 06 - Shear Connections - Part 1

  • Shear Connections
    • Introduction
    • Single Angle Shear Connection
    • Double Angle Shear Connection

Week 07 - Shear Connections - Part 2

  • Shear Connections
    • Introduction
    • Fin Plate Connection
    • Extended End-Plate Connection
    • Beam-to-Beam Shear Connection

Week 08 - Moment Connections - Part 1

  • Moment Connections
    • Introduction
    • Bolted Flange Plate Connection
    • Welded Flange Plate Connection

Week 09 - Moment Connections - Part 2

  • Moment Connections
    • End Plate Moment Connection
    • Beam Splice Connection

Week 10 - Axial Forces Connections - Part 1

  • Axial Force Connections
    • Introduction to Base Plate
    • Pinned and Fixed Base Plate
    • Design Procedure for Pinned Base Plate
    • Design Procedure for Fixed Base Plate

Week 11 - Axial Forces Connections - Part 2

  • Introduction to Column Splice Connection
  • Bolted Cap and Base or End Plate Splices

Week 12 - Design of Gusset Plate and Tubular Connections

  • Gusset Plate Connection
  • Tubular Connection

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Beam to Beam Shear Connection

During this project work, the students will design a Beam to Beam Shear Connection with a double-angle cleat. This will help students to understand the concepts in depth with which they can design a mezzanine floor.

Design of Connections for a Factory Building

This project will give complete insight on how to design the following for a factory building

  • Secondary beam to primary beam connection – Fin plate shear connection
  • Primary beam to column connection – Extended end plate connection
  • Column for base plate connection - Pinned connection

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.


1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.


5 years in the experience range

Instructors with 5 years extensive industry experience.


Areas of expertise

  • Industrial Structural Design

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