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AF2401 Building Technology, Advanced Course 7.5 credits

The course contains in-depth studies of phenomena in building physics and gives a review of the research in the field and an international perspective.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF2401 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Problem based analysis of different constructions. Technical assessment.
  • Engineering design and the use of building physics. Tools for calculation.
  • Industrial construction, innovation, development.
  • Research in the field of building technology.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course is completed the student should:

  • be able to formulate building physical problems and to do in-depth analysis with mathematical tools and measurements
  • have insight into the devlopment and evaluation of new building technology as well as the “state of the art” research within the field.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Documented knowledge in Building Materials and Building Physics, 15 ECTS corresponding to the content in courses AF1301 and AF1402.

Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system.

Recommended prerequisites

Documented knowledge in Differential Equations corresponding to the content in course SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Oral examination (TEN1; 3 cr)
Approved exercises (ÖVN1; 4,5 cr)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web AF2401

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

AF2025 Building Design and Construction Project


Folke Björk (