Architectural Technology and Construction Management, 5th Semester

Semester Programme

For the exchange student interested in being the link between planning and implementing construction projects.

Exchange Programme

Target Group

Students, who apply for 5th semester ATCM must have completed 4 semesters at their ‘home school’ in one of the following educational fields:

  • Architecture
  • Construction management
  • Architectural technology
  • Building Engineering


The purpose of the module is to ensure, that students:

  • possess knowledge of the recording and assessment of existing conditions, including recording by means of information-bearing BIM models;
  • possess knowledge of, and be able to reflect on, structures, planning and control tools, technical installations, principles of statics and documentation relating to renovation;
  • possess knowledge and understanding of project design and execution methods as they relate to renovation;
  • possess knowledge of common methods of communication, tools and standards in relation to renovation tasks;

All of the above require the fundamental skills in planning, design and engineering acquired during the first three semesters of ATCM or an equivalent education program.

Line Lindeblad
Line Lindeblad International Coordinator

General Information

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English. You will experience a lot of different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work throughout the module.


  • Active participation in class
  • Hand-in of mandatory assignments on time
  • Passing the semester project examination at the end of the module

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to to learn more.  

Course Description

Activity 1

Type of Activity

Interdisciplinary semester project.

The project work involves interdisciplinary semester projects, subprojects or projects carried out in collaboration with the profession;

The semester is documented digitally in a design project using BIM models at information level 4 with a project proposal; a construction project using BIM models at information level 5 with a regulatory project; a partial detail project using BIM models at information level 6 with a partial execution project

The semester is made up of two main strands: a 8-week elective and a 12-week interdisciplinary project.

The elective is divided into the following two routes:

  • the project design route, the main professional themes of which are sustainability and DGNB;
  • the execution route, the main professional themes of which are project management, planning and coordination of the execution phase.

The interdisciplinary project may involve an existing residential property wholly or partly changing its function, or it may involve an urban renewal property requiring substantial conversion and renovation work.


Interdisciplinary semester project.

The theme of the semester is The theme for BK 5 is the renovation and transformation of existing building stock.

The semester’s subject components are linked to the following interdisciplinary project design processes:

  • Planning and coordination
  • Concept, requirements and analysis
  • Design project
  • Construction project




It is a full time study program. Students should expect to spend around 20 hours per week attending lectures, 10 hours for project team work and another 10 hours on own preparation: Reading, doing assignments etc.  

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of the module, students will:

  • use data collection and analysis methods and tools in relation to renovation;
  • be able to evaluate issues and aspects of building physics in relation to renovation;
  • be able to evaluate theoretical and practice-oriented issues concerning the renovation of properties, and to make justified choices;
  • be able to apply new digital methods of professional project design to renovation, and use methods to plan the execution of the work;
  • communicate practice-oriented professional problems and solutions to partners and users; be able to apply the knowledge gained and the skills relating to the theme of the semester to carry out a documented analysis of problems relevant to construction, with appropriate solutions;
  • be able to manage and carry out a digital project design and production process for a renovation task, taking account of social and technological factors.


Activity 2

Type of Activity

Elective Subject


Sustainable Construction




It is a full time elective subject. Students should expect to spend around 15 hours per week attending lectures, 10 hours for project team work and another 15 hours on own preparation: Reading, doing assignments etc. 

Learning Outcome

To equip students to plan and design construction according to recognized certification schemes with the emphasis on sustainability.


The interdisciplinary project

An oral test will be conducted in the final week of the compulsory interdisciplinary project period.

The duration of the test is 30 minutes including presentation, questions, deliberations and feedback to the student.

Three members of teaching staff from the Planning and Steering Group/Project Design Group must be present.

The Industry and Prefabrication project is to be presented using digital projection.

To facilitate assessment of layout technique, drawing technique etc., the student must print and post up, at a minimum, the following drawing types: site plan, 1-2 key plans, 1 cross section, 4-5 details and façades.

Further details of the project are given in the semester description, the teaching schedule and the interdisciplinary assignment specification on itslearning.

The elective course

Individual test.

Coursework will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.