Course syllabus

Fastighetsteknik och fysisk planering
Real Estate and Physical Planning

VFTA01, 18 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2016-04-08

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: L2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The objective of this course is to prove fundamental knowledge concerning legal, and planning prerequisites that exist when planning and modifying land use.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to understand the need of planning and a cadastral sysatem and how these affect the interests of both individuals and the society.


The course encompasses two main sections:

1. Physical planning and implementation;

2. Appropriate real estate formations;

Included in the course are the fundamental concepts concerning physical planning, real estate properties, land use planning (urban and rural). The effects of different measures on real estate and changes of real estate properties and the connection between measures are examined. The course also addresses methods, practices and the development within the area of real estate and describes the significance of land for community development and the need for a satisfactory system for reporting, ownership and changes of real estate as well as the interface between real estate properties. The course takes up expropriation of land and its consequences for the property owner and the community, as well as the interplay between the property owner, governmental authorities and other actors. Both high and low density population areas are examined.

The Swedish cadastral system and its historical background are examined. The course consists of two projects - one within each sections. The data program for processing and presenting geographical information together with other real estate related information are are used. One field work in geodetic surveying.

Different learning forms include: literature studies, lectures, projects, assignments, seminars and study visits.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination through two projects, one individual minor and one final written exam. Examination requirement also includes approved seminars and exercises. Participation in field work, study tours and exercises is compulsory. The final degree is based on the results of the different exams.

Code: 0114. Name: Written examination.
Credits: 10. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0214. Name: Project.
Credits: 8. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Two approved project works. Contents: Real Estate and Physical Planning


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VTVA01 Infrastructure Technique and VTVA05 Sustainable Construction.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VFT085

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Klas Ernald Borges,
Course homepage:
Further information: The Swedish cadastral system might be used.