Last edit: 25/05/2016
Approved: 25/05/2016

This information applies to students beginning their first year in the academic year 2015-2016.

Changes to the programme contents may be made for years 2 and 3.

Always seewww.kth.se/utbildningfor the most recent programme syllabus.

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and design degree programme provides the student the necessary education to work within the construction sector in roles such as project management, production or administration.

The programme will provide the student with fundamental knowledge of the subject area and a good awareness of central components such as project management, production, and management and administration of buildings and construction works. In addition, the programme aims to raise the student’s awareness of the effects of construction on society with regards to human needs and limitations, and about society’s goals for resource sustainability, economy and environment.

In order to follow the increasingly rapid technical developments and the changes they bring, the student should have the ability to delve into new technical areas and already be well grounded in ongoing personal development as a “life-long learner”, both within their main field as well as new subject areas.

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

  • Have the ability to apply basic knowledge from natural science fields such as mathematics and mechanics
  • Be able to apply fundamental specialist knowledge within such areas as constructional engineering, structural engineering, production, and computer-based engineering tools such as CAD
  • Be aware of Swedish construction and environmental legislation, including planning and construction regulations, construction standards, energy regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and types of procurements
  • Know about the players in the construction industry and their working methods
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of industrial construction

Skills and abilities

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

  • Be able to understand the connection in planning between structural engineering, building services engineering, and architecture (understand the roles of the designer and architect)
  • Be able to independently solve common technical problems within constructional engineering
  • Be proficient in communicating verbally and in writing, in Swedish, as well as the ability to work effectively in projects

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

  • Be aware of how construction affects society with respect to human needs and limitations, and society’s goals for resource sustainability, economy and environment
  •  Be aware of the impact of the work on people and the environment