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Architectural Technology 2:2, 4 Credits

Swedish name: Arkitekturteknik 2:2

This syllabus is valid: 2022-08-29 and until further notice

Course code: 5AR205

Credit points: 4

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Architecture: First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: Pass course only, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Umeå School of Architecture

Established by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2016-12-07

Revised by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2022-04-03


The course deals with the construction of large spaces. Students carry out investigations in a workshop aimed at examining structural principles and behavior of different materials and the relationship between structural strategies and the architectural space.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to
Knowledge and understanding
  • Explain construction principles and statics, which are applied at the construction of large spaces.
  • Explain the relation between the behaviour of materials and construction principals 
Competence and skills
  • Apply construction principles, statics and material choices to an architectural sketch process 

Required Knowledge

To qualify for this course the following courses (or comparable courses) are required:
5AR200 Architecture Project 2:1 (15 credits)
5AR201: Theory of Architecture 2:1 (6 credits)
5AR202: History of Architecture 2:1 (6 credits)
5AR203: Arkitekturteknik 2:1 (3 credits)

Form of instruction

Instruction consists of a collective exploration of the course contents in the form of workshop, lectures and seminars that can contain group and individual parts. The understanding of construction elements, materials and components is explored through its graphical representation and/or physical models.
The students right to teaching and supervision at the course that they are registered for is only valid from the onset of the course to the end of the course.

Examination modes

The course is examined individually and in groups through the submission of a written report containing text and visual material
Supplementary re-examination is individually adjusted based on the goal or goals that the student has not reached and takes place at the earliest two weeks after the students have received their results and at the latest two months after the regular examination. Only students who have not received a passing grade are eligible to make revisions in order to pass the exam. Revisions are not allowed for those who have already received a passing grade. Students who have obtained a passing grade on an examination may not undergo a re-examination.
Grade for the course will be assigned when the submitted report is approved. The possible grades are 'Fail', 'Pass' or 'Pass with distinction'. For the grades 'Pass' and 'Pass with distinction' the quality of the written report needs to be high and very high respectively. Students are entitled to rewrite the same examination five times. Students who do not pass the regular examination should be provided an opportunity for further examination according to the University's "Regulations for tests and examinations at the undergraduate and graduate levels." A student who has failed two tests for a course or a part of a course, is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are specific reasons against it (HF 6 Chap. 22 §). Requests for new examiners are made to the head of the department. Students have the right to be tested on the same curriculum as the regular examination at least two occasions up to two years after the first registration.
Deviations from the form of examination in the syllabus can be made for a student who has pedagogical support due to disabilities. Individual adjustments of the examination form are determined based on the student's needs. The examination form is adjusted within the framework of the expected learning outcomes of the syllabus. After a request from the student the course leader shall contact the examiner, who promptly decides on the adjusted form of examination. The decision is then to be reported to the student.


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