F1D5201 Building Physics 4.5 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course gives a comprehensive view of the principles of building technology that influence buildings. Particular emphasis is put on heat and moisture transport.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the student shall

  • have a deeper understanding of both the principles of building physics and the fundamentals of how they are sustainably applied in engineering practice;
  • be able to describe the most significant engineering properties of building envelopes and describe the factors that affect these properties;
  • be capable of choosing and performing building physical analyses that provide long-term sustainable building structures, as well as understanding the limitations of the analysis procedures.   

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master of Science in Civil Engineering or similar, with an undergraduate course in building technology.

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature is announced at the beginning of each course round.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

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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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Folke Björk

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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Offered by

ABE/Building Technology

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Folke Björk, 08-790 8663, folke.bjork@byv.kth.se

Supplementary information

This course has been discontinued and replaced with FAF3408 Building Physics 4.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Building Technology