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AI1126 Introduction to the Planning and Building Process in Real Estate and Finance 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI1126 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is an introduction to a number of important areas within real estate and finance; the role and function of the financial system, the real estate market, economics and capital investment appraisal.

The students will get practical experience of collecting and analyzing information in a scientific correct way in writing a written report.

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the development and sustainability of the real estate market in terms of function, financing and management
  • Describe the history, sustainability and development of the financial sector, the actor of the financial system and the role of the financial markets in the planning and building process in society
  • Explain how the legal system and laws affect different actors within the real estate sector and the financial system
  • Describe foundations for investment calculations and explain how they are different from socio-economic calculations
  • Find, use and evaluate different sources of information
  • Write a well-structured and informative essay and orally present the results

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

No specific prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites

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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, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignment, 2.0 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Rickard Engström,