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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FAF3411 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The report produced in the course should be a compilation of recent advanced fundamentals in one part of the field of building technology. This could for example be windows, wall constructions, fundations or systems for water proofing, or a description about how the building as a system can be designed to fulfil certain functional demands.

The material produced shall in one way or another be useful for couse material for our undergraduates.

Intended learning outcomes

Aim of this course is that the PhD-student shall obtain a deep understanding about practice and ideas around low-energy and sustaingable construction of today.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The competence needed to become PhD-student in building technology.

Recommended prerequisites

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Research studies and publications directed to recent issues related to low-energy and sustaingable construction. A literature study is an important part of this course.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • RAP1 - Project report, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 2,5 hp, betygsskala: 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

A report directed to the PHD-students own research project and an oral exam.

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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Offered by

ABE/Sustainable Buildings

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course replaces F1D5223 Low-energy and Sustainable Construction 7.5 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable Buildings