Implementation of the education
Degree Progr. in Constructional Engineering and Economics (TIBEA), Study programme for batch Autumn 11
Last edit: 15/05/2012
Structure of the education
Most of the courses in the programme comprise 7.5 higher education credits, which are graded on a scale of A-E, F and Fx. The study year is normally divided into 4 study periods and, normally, two courses are taken in parallel every study period. The lectures, as well as the examination form vary from course to course. Normally, a portion of the course is constituted of lectures, which give first contact with concepts and theories. Exercises and labs strengthen the understanding of the theoretical connections. In accordance with the model from industry, project work plays an essential role in the education. Training is given to be able to, in a group, work with reality-related assignments in an engineering-related manner.In order strengthen the programme, collaboration between courses as well as between study years is stressed. The programme is concluded during the last term with a degree project which is often carried out outside of the school as an assignment from a company.The programme consists of obligatory courses during terms 1-5. Term 1 starts with three economy courses, then during terms 2-3 mainly courses within mathematics and fundamental construction engineering and mechanics are taken. In term 6, the student can choose an optional course within the programme. In construction engineering and economy, the economy courses are integrated, like most of the technical courses, often with help from authentic examples from different technology-oriented companies. Economy comprises five courses, totalling 37.5 higher education credits.
The programme is started with a course in project work methodology which lays the foundation for the project work which is an essential portion of the entire programme and, at the same time, courses give the student the possibility to get to know each other. In addition, the other courses are three economy courses. Estimation and entrepreneurship, marketing, and external presentation are courses which cover the knowledge such as traditional economical studies give, but with the technical company as the central focus and knowledge in the interface between technology and economy
The 4th economy course Financing and organisations theory is given in the beginning of term 2.During terms 2-3, two mathematics courses adapted to the application areas are taken. Courses within construction engineering, field measurements, construction physics, and construction materials and a project course within construction engineering with CAD is the core of the base courses within engineering which belong to the first year.During term 3, there is also the possibility to take an optional 3 higher education credits in design drawing with CAD as a specialisation in the project course within construction engineering. These elements give the student an introduction to and an understanding of the connection between architecture and construction engineering.
During these terms, courses in Production engineering, electricity, social planning, geology and geo engineering are taken. In addition, the courses Environmental and work science and Competence and Development, which aim to prepare the student for the coming profession are included. The course Competence and development focuses on personal and professional development, and reflection on the coming professional role, and is therefore not subject-specific.
In the courses production engineering and environmental and work science, a common project which is carried out in groups at different construction sites is given.
The course construction engineering builds further on the courses in construction mechanics and the knowledge is applied in the most common construction materials in connection with Swedish norms and loads. In the course construction and design, the student attains deeper knowledge in construction design’s affect on character.
The 5th economics course, Applied industrial economy is given during this period. The course integrates technical knowledge with business economic model-thinking and methodology. The course gives the engineer further support to participate in society’s development. The students are strengthened in their professionalism in being able to apply business economy models in collaboration with their technical specialist knowledge. Technical process space is given a broader economic perspective.
When the students start their 6th and final term, they have 37.5 higher education credits in business economy and conclude their studies with an optional course within the specialisation and a degree project.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.
Conditions for participation in the programme
After 3 study terms, at least 60 higher education credits must be completed before the next term may be started. For students who do not fulfill this requirement, an individual study plan must be created in collaboration with the study guidance.
After 5 study terms, at least 105 higher education credits must be completed before the next term may be started. For student who do not fulfill this requirement, an individual study plan must be created in collaboration with the study guidance.
Recognition of previous academic studies
The student has the right to receive credit for education from another higher education institution/university within Sweden or abroad. The condition is that the course(s) are of such a nature and have such content that they correspond to the learning outcome goals which apply for the programme. Recognition of an entire course is approved by the GA. Elements of a course can be approved by the examiner.
Students at the School of Technology and Health (STH) have the possibility to allocate one study year to studies abroad at a foreign institute with which KTH collaborates without having to pay the normal study fee which is possibly required by native students. Exchange studies can be done during the third study year. It is also possible to carry out the degree project abroad. Information about studies abroad is provided by supervisor for internationalisation who also informs about application deadlines. Application forms can be found at the study guidance office.Studies abroad can, after evaluation, be counted as a portion of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme. The student must, together with the school, build a so-called “Learning Agreement” which entails approval of the exchange studies in advance. The studies are normally instructed in the language which is spoken in the region or country. There are possibilities for one whom is accepted to the exchange programme in German, French, Spanish, and Italian speaking countries to take a prepared language course before the regular term starts.
In the programme, a degree project comprising 15 higher education credits is included. This corresponds to about 10 weeks of full-time studies. See more, Guidelines for the degree project, The School for Technology and Health.
For the degree project, the following apply:
- It may be started at the earliest after 120 higher education credits are completed, and when all courses relevant to the degree project’s content are completed.
- It may be started after the assignment is approved by the examiner.
- It is based in the knowledge which has been acquired during the time of study and must normally be carried out during term 6.
- It must show proof of an independent work comprising theoretical and/or experimental work, and a relevant written report and oral presentation.
- The instructor is appointed by the specialisation leader or examiner.
In order to receive a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, degree programme in Construction Engineering and Economics, all courses in the study plan must be completed. The study plan consists of obligatory courses, optional courses and the degree project, and comprises at least 180 higher education credits.
Courses which, content-wise, overlap other courses in the programme may not be counted towards the 180 higher education credits which comprise the degree.
The student applies for the degree on a form and attaches receipts for the paid student union fees.