Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Constructional Engineering and Design (TIBYH), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2016

Last edit: 19/12/2017
Approved: 20/12/2017

The information applies to students who started their studies in the academic year 2016-2017. Changes to the content of the Programme may be made for years 2 and 3. Always refer to the KTH website for information on the latest approved syllabus.

The Degree Programme in Constructional Engineering and Design provides training for work within the field of construction, such as planning, production and/or property development/management.

The programme will provide the student with the basic skills within the subject field and good orientation within leading aspects such as: planning, production and property development/management of buildings and constructions. Great emphasis is placed on providing insights through subject integration and links to finance and law. The programme also aims to make the student aware of sustainable construction, how construction affects society, with focus on the needs and expectations of the people; the importance of sustainable construction and society's targets regarding resource efficiency, finance and environment.

In order to follow the increasingly rapid technological developments and the changes they bring, the student should acquire the ability to place themselves in the new technological areas and is provided with a good basis for continued personal development through “life-long learning” in both this and new subject fields.

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

    • have the ability to apply basic knowledge within scientific subjects such as mathematics and mechanics
    • be able to put fundamental, industry-specific knowledge into practice within areas such as constructional engineering, structural design in civil engineering, production and computer-based engineering tools such as CAD and other prevalent computer programmes within BIM
    • have knowledge of Swedish construction and environmental legislation, such as the Building and Planning Act, specified building standards, energy legislation, work environment legislation and procurement forms
    • have knowledge of the actors and work forms of the construction sector;
    • possess basic knowledge of construction logistics and industrial construction.

Skills and abilities

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

 

    • have the ability in planning to understand the connection between structural design in civil engineering, building services engineering and architecture (understanding the work of the constructor and the architect)
    • be able to independently solve commonly occurring technical problems within the building technology fields
    • have proficiency in business economics, logistics, industrial construction and organisation
    • have written and spoken proficiency in Swedish, as well as the ability to effectively work in projects
    • have the opportunity to apply to the latter part of the degree programme in Built Environment and Society (300 credits) and the Master's Programme (120 credits).

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

Upon completion of the programme, the student shall:

    • have awareness of how construction affects society, with focus on the needs and expectations of the people; the importance of sustainable construction and society's targets regarding resource efficiency, finance and environment
    • have awareness of the importance of sustainable construction
    • have knowledge of the effects operations have on people and the environment.