Course syllabus

Masterexamensarbete i hållbar stadsgestaltning
Degree Project in Sustainable Urban Design

ASBM01, 30 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: The Faculty Board
Date of Decision: 2015-06-02

General Information

Main field: Architecture with specialization in Sustainable Urban Design. Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits).
Main field: Architecture. Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits).
Compulsory for: MSUD2


The aim of the degree project is to allow the student to develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work independently within the chosen specialisation.

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


The degree project is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in groups of two. If the degree project is carried out as a group, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible.

The degree project is to include the following assessed components:

The programme/document describing the goals of the degree project must be approved by all supervisors and the examiner. It is to include a description of the problem to solve and the foundation – disciplinary, artistic or proven experience – on which the project is to be based. The programme/document describing the goals of the degree project is also to include a general description of the approach, choice of method, resource requirements and time needed.

The written report is to describe and report the aims, processes, outcomes and conclusions in a manner that is relevant to the chosen topic.

The written report is to be made available in a form suitable for review at least one week before the seminar, which is to be timetabled at some point between 15 August and the Monday of Midsummer week, with the exception of the period 22 December–6 January. Normally, seminars are to be scheduled on dates established by the management at the School of Architecture.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written and oral examination. The assessed components are to demonstrate that the student has attained the learning outcomes. For a pass on the degree project, the student must have passed all assessed components within 12 months, unless there are valid reasons. The report is a public document. The assessment may not be based on classified information.

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.


Admission requirements:

Exemption from this requirement must be approved by the programmes board and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The examiner must be a professor, senior lecturer or PhD holder within the main field and appointed by the head of department.
Further information: One or several supervisors shall be appointed for each degree project. At least one of the supervisors (the principal supervisor) must be an employee of Lund University. In addition to the principal supervisor, assistant supervisors may be appointed. The supervisors will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project and are to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the project within a period of 20 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of no more than 12 months.

Before starting work on the project, students must notify the international coordinator at the International Office who is to check that they meet the requirements to commence work on the degree project.

When the programme/document describing the goals of the degree project is written and approved, the examiner is to check whether the student has sufficient knowledge of the topic.

Students are responsible for registering their passed degree project in LUP Student Papers. The degree project is then approved in LUP by the department. The department is responsible for filing the report.

Specific instructions for the execution of degree projects are available and published on the programme website and at