Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Architecture (Business- and prefabrication) (EN)

Danish title
Arkitektur (Erhvervs- og præfabrikation) (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
3. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 38, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Martin Carlsen Dam
Livio Lamartina
Allan Liisborg Greve
Peter Strøm-Tejsen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    In the 3rd Semester, you will learn to construct a prefabricated project, so that components can be made off-site in a controlled factory environment. You will discover the benefits of such practices in terms of quality, reduction of waste and better production methods.

    By meeting the objectives of this topic, you will have gained knowledge and understanding of:

    • Appling systematic building processes
    • Logistically streamlined methodologies.
    • Just-in-time (JIT) procedures
    • Muda (waste management)

    By meeting the objectives of this topic, you will be able to:
    • Plan and design the prefabrication construction elements and components
    • Authorise system hierarchies and annotations
    • Deploy and implement standardisation
    • Make modular bathroom pods
    • Use grid location and cross referencing
    Apply tolerances with relevance to both production and site assembly

  • Type of instruction
    The teaching is based on the understanding that learning is most efficient if students are given the opportunity to work with real-life assignments from, or inspired by, companies in relevant industries.
    When choosing a project, the possibility of incorporating the academic and professional challenges throughout the semester into the project must be taken into account.
    The students are given the opportunity to be involved in the various project phases, from preliminary analysis to realisation of the project. In connection with the project work, the students are faced with real-life problems to be solved based on the given theory, and are to organise the work in such a way that deadlines can be met. The students are furthermore provided with the necessary qualifications to work independently, thereby preparing them to complete the final project as an individual assignment.
    This working method allows the students to gain an understanding of how problems are identified and analysed, how solution models are set up, and how the right solution is adopted.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-4 max participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Architecture (Business- and prefabrication) (EN) you will receive 24 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 32 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 59% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, project work, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, study group.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances