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Architecture, term 3

  • Number of credits 30 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

Admitted to the course package

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course package starts.

About the course package

The exchange term at Umeå School of Architecture provides the students with a wide understanding of the subject architecture, the necessary practical tools and implements for analysis, conceptual sketch and composition skills, and a wide range of technical knowledge. The education is largely based on project assignments and aims to integrate theoretical and scientific knowledge with artistic process and research.

The package consists of courses in Architecture Project, Architectural Technology, History of Architecture and Theory of Architecture running in parallel with a synthesis course in the form of design projects. 

5AR210 Architecture Project 2:1, 15.0 Credits
The course aims to develop, advance and integrate the scientific and artistic competences the student achieves in architectural theory, architectural technology and architectural history through the semester. The student will learn how to develop architecture in relation with context and through practical assignments to understand architecture as relations. The student will be introduced to conceptual and generic working methods and guided in the application of these in an architectural project work. The student will gain a wider understanding of spatial expressions and three-dimensional relations through exercises in digital communication among other methods. The course provides knowledge of how principles for sustainability are integrated in an architectural project.
The course is divided into three modules:Background and Method, 1.5 Credits
Concept and context, 6.0 Credits
Intervention, 7.5 Credits 
5AR203 Architectural Technology 2:1, 3.0 Credits
The course deals with basic knowledge of the technological aspects of climate shelters. Principles of building physics, materials and technological solutions are explored through theoretical and practical exercises.
The course is divided into two modules:Climate shelter as façade, 1,5 Credits
Principles for climate shelter, 1,5 Credits 
5AR202 History of Architecture 2:1, 6.0 Credits
The course deals with the western style of architecture and history of the western urban design in a historical perspective. The concept of style and the historiography are examined and re-evaluated through glimpses of other cultural spheres and through investigations of the concepts of composition, transformation and intervention. The course will be both theoretical and practical. 
5AR201 Theory of Architecture 2:1, 6.0 Credits
The course deals with and explores important architectural methods, such as conceptual methods, generic methods, large-scale model building and gives a theoretical and practical orientation in composition methods.
The course is divided into three modules:Architectural methods, 3 Credits
Composition methods, 1,5 Credits
Architectural communication, 1,5 Credits

Courses in course package

Theory of Architecture 2:1, 6

Starts 30 August 2021
This course is only included in the course package.

Architectural Technology 2:1, 3

Starts 30 August 2021
This course is only included in the course package.

Architecture Project 2:1, 15

Starts 30 August 2021
This course is only included in the course package.

History of Architecture 2:1, 6

Starts 30 August 2021
This course is only included in the course package.

Application and eligibility

Architecture, term 3, 30 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

The information below is only for exchange students


30 August 2021


16 January 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To qualify for this course the following courses (or comparable courses) are required: 5AR131: Architecture Project 1:1 (15 credits), 5AR132: History of Architecture 1:1 (6 credits), 5AR133: Architectural Technology 1:1 (3 credits), 5AR134: Theory of Architecture 1:1 (6 credits), 5AR135: Architecture Project 1:2 (15 credits), 5AR136: Architectural Technology 1:2 (3 credits), 5AR137: Theory of Architecture 1:2 (6 credits), 5AR138: History of Architecture 1:2 (6 credits).


Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Course is given by
Umeå School of Architecture
Contactperson for the course is:
Sofia Mikaelsson