Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Residential Construction (EN)

Danish title
Boligbyggeri (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management INT
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
1. 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)
Anne Carlsen Dam
Mille Wilken Bengtsson
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    National subject element Residential Construction consists of a cross-disciplinary project based on a specific, minor work of construction. The subject element makes up 30 ECTS and includes the following subject areas:
    Communication and Cooperation (10 ECTS)
    Production (5 ECTS)
    Project Planning (15 ECTS)


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    1. the basic constructional disciplines of the profession and associated relevant documentation
    2. the basic methods of project planning and execution, including understanding of materials, construction principles, social, environmental, and financial aspects
    3. common communication methods as well as analogue and digital tools and standards
    4. the parties of the industry, professional areas, and insight into the construction process
    5. the basic mathematical and structural principles applied, including technical installations and statics
    6. methods of information seeking in project planning
    7. principles and tools applied to land surveying, staking, and registration in the building and construction area.


    The student will get the skills to:
    1. apply methods and tools for the collection and analysis of information at a basic level
    2. apply project planning methods and tools and methods for the coordination of the construction process
    3. apply methods and tools for land surveying and staking projects
    4. apply methods and tools for the organisation and planning of professional cooperation
    5. disseminate practice-orientated and subject-related issues to relevant business partners
    6. assess practice-orientated and theoretical issues, account for and choose relevant solutions.


    The student will learn to:
    1. manage construction solutions and documentation at a basic level
    2. deal with different constructional issues and how they affect each other
    3. participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation in study-related contexts
    4. identify their own learning requirements in a structured context.

  • 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
    The national subject element is tested with the national subject element Low-rise Construction of up to 2½ Floors
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Type of assignment
    The project planning assignment focusses on wall-to-wall houses, terrace-houses, based on an existing case, a proposal for planning, which is further developed in three phases, project proposals, regulatory compliance review and a tendering project. Any requirements of form and scope will be handed out during the teaching.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 3-5 participants
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    External 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 Residential Construction (EN) you will receive 206 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 274 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% 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