norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description BYG2001 - Architectural Engineering (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits5
Duration1 semester (Spring)

The students:

1. Acquire knowledge and understanding of how the building industry and the authorities together can take care of our environment, locally and globally. The knowledge and understanding includes:
a) which technical/practical solutions the building industry may choose to be environmental efficient
b) the government's sharpened demands in laws, provisions and rules (political tools)

2. Become capable to identify and make demands for environmental aims in construction issues

3. State reasons for, present and discuss their choices, opinions and attitudes.

Criteria for evaluation: The students must explain basic principles, show that they understand the connections between the different contents of the subject, collect information and show ability to extract important things (from that information), calculate and analyse environmental consequences of different ways to build/use buildings, have personal thoughts and opinions regarding environmental issues.

Subject co-ordinator and external examiner will focus on the most time consuming themes/modules and reward students for making progress during the term.


1.International and national environmental challenges
2.Legal aspects of energy and environment
3.Renewable energy sources
4.The role of the municipality/local council
5.Environmental construction projecting

Study MethodsLectures, Project Works, Group Works
AssessmentProject Work (counts 50%)
Oral Exam, individually (counts 50%)
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsProject
All the parts (modules) of the project must be accepted before the student is qualified to the closing oral exam.
Supplementary Information

Form of instruction: Lectures (as planned in the timetable) - the theory is explained and discussed. The students are assisted when they do project work which is the major part of the course. To do this, the internet will be used extensively as a source of information. Form of student work:Problem texts for the project and course related and administrative information will be found on the course homepage. The project is organised in 5 themes/modules. Teams of 2-4 students work together.
For each of the themes/modules: Lectures to present the theme and give hints about good material for the project. Some guidance will be given, but the students will work on their own most of the time. The students send in their answers digitally, before given deadlines. Written evaluation is given some days after the deadlines.