Building Technology

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The aim is to provide an insight into construction (including load-bearing structures), building technology, regulations, but also focus on architectural and visual qualities and functional conditions.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the subject the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:


  • The student can understand building engineering principles, fire safety and universal design and how to use the knowledge in actual projects


  • The student can use the knowledge in construction that involves technical solutions in connection with ex. floor plans, universal design, and fire requirements

General competence:

  • The student must be able to carry out tasks that involve technical solutions in collaboration with other disciplines


Full time

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
Admission to the master's program in design.
Teaching and learning methods
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Group work
  • Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
    Forms of Assessment

    In this subject the following forms of assessment will be used:

    • A written report.
    • Technical drawings related to the exercises in the subject
    Grading Scale
    Pass / Fail
    Assessment Semester
    Reading List
    The syllabus will be ready by 01.06. for the autumn semester and 01.12. for the spring semester.
    Course Evaluation
    The subject will be evaluated every third year, according to UiB¿s quality system
    Programme Committee
    The program board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study and for the quality of the study program and all subjects in the program.
    Course Administrator
    The Faculty of Art, Music and Design, Department of Design has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.