Course syllabus

Byggteknik med arkitektur
Housing Design

ABVA05, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2018-04-04

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims to give students a basic orientation about the teamwork in building and architecture where the work of the civil engineers is included. Different points of veiw on architecture and building technology are presented in a Swedish and international perspective. The course shall introduce the concepts of architecture, the interplay between human beings on the one hand and the environment and social and cultural values on the other. The workplace-studies aim to associate the course to the application of building-workers’ skills on a building site.

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 design and submit a small building task

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to analyze the conditions for a small building task

- be able to present a small building task orally, in text and pictures


The course gives an orientation about what technology signifies for building and architecture, especially from an architectural point of view.

Lecturers from private and public sector in architecture describe the process of designing and building.

An exercise in drawing will give an insight in how to work with architecture.

Exemplified in Swedish and international contexts, the different parts of the planning process for building are considered in turn. How civil engineers and architects influence one another, as well as the qualitative results of the planning process, are studied particularly closely. Emphasis is given to how aesthetics and design influence building technology, and building industry energy demands. How human beings relate to the environment is studied in a long-term social perspective.

Any costs for excursions are to be paid by the student.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Successfully to complete the course, a student must attend not less than eighty per cent of the lectures, tutorials and study visits. At the end of the course, the student must pass examination of a project work. The student also has to getsmaller exercises approved. He or she must also carry out the Afu (workplace studies) sucessfully.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Housing Design.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0217. Name: Work Related Training.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ingela Pålsson Skarin,