Course syllabus

Arkitektur för ingenjörer
Architecture for Engineers

ABF061, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: V4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is for engineers to gain insight into the architect's work in order to better cooperate and communicate with them in the building process. It will provide knowledge and understanding of the architect’s working methods and range of activities, as well as a short history of trends in architecture and particularly in housing construction from the beginning of the 1900 to the present. Several of the classes begin with a lecture and conclude with a seminar discussion on the literature assignments.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Presentation of the intentions and points of departure architects have in project planning and construction. The lectures, seminars and exercises describe and analyse the qualities that architects want to achieve in buildings. Students will be given a brief introduction to some of the architect’s “tools” – blueprints, models and programs. In a guided tour of Lund, the students will visit public buildings constructed in the last decade. Alternatively, a study tour will be made to modern housing estates and new official buildings in Skåne. The course includes two exercises: construction of a model of a building of architectural-historical interest (e.g. famous architects’ homes) and the design of a “dream home” in a fictitious location.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: For a passing grade the student must attend at least 80% of all lectures, seminars and study visits. Participate actively in lectures and seminars. Complete the exercises in an acceptable manner and present them to the group.


Required prior knowledge: Completion of two years of civil engineering studies.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Elisabeth Dalholm Hornyánsky,
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