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 institution in one of the following educational fields:

  • Architectural technology
  • Building Engineering
  • Construction management


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 four semesters of ATCM or an equivalent education program.

Proof of English proficiency

All applicants for this offer must show proof of English language proficiency. this can be done by submitting one of the accepted language certificates through the application form.

The accepted certificates and minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: Minimum score: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet-based test: Minimum score: 83
  • Cambridge ESOL examinations: Advanced/CAE or Proficiency/CPE - Grade: C, B or A
  • Cambridge ESOL examinations First Certificate: Grade: A
  • Oxford Online Placement test: Minimum score: 75 overall + 75 in each subtest

The submitted certificates must not be older than 3 years to be considered valid.
If the applicant does not upload an English test, they will automatically be invited to complete an online test issued by UCL. Applicants may also be invited for an online interview upon our request.

Line Lindeblad International Coordinator

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 project work, as well as independently initiated learning organization using digital teaching aids and training objects.
Academic group guidance, as well as individual guidance.

Guidance concerning organizational processes. Case-based Initiated collaboration with companies on task solutions. Exam presentation in collaboration with professional companies - 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.  

Activity 1

Type of Activity

Interdisciplinary semester project


Interdisciplinary semester 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

The theme of the semester 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

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
  • be able to understand complex design and execution methods
  • be able to understand and reflect on different energy-optimizing renovation and conversion concepts, taking into account social, environmental and economic aspects.
  • 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.
  • independently participate in interdisciplinary collaboration on planning, design, quality assurance and production of complex renovation projects


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. The interdisciplinary project is assessed with a grade according to the 7-point scale.

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

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 with a grade according to the 7-point scale.