Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Low-rise Construction of up to 2½ Floors (EN)

Danish title
Byggeri op til 2½ etage (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management INT
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
2. 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

    The national subject element is completed by a cross-disciplinary project based on a specific construction of up to 2½ floors.
    The subject element makes up 30 ECTS and includes the following subject areas:
    Business (5 ECTS)
    Communication and Cooperation (5 ECTS)
    Production (10 ECTS)
    Project Planning (10 ECTS)


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    1. common constructions and building-technical principles, including statics and technical installations, and an ability to reflect on these principles
    2. common communication methods, analogue and digital tools and standards
    3. building information models (BIMs) in project planning and production
    4. theories, methods, and financial management tools during the project planning stage of construction
    5. common methods for planning, project design, and execution as well as the working methodology during the construction process and an ability to reflect on these
    6. basic social, environmental, and financial aspects in project planning and production
    7. principles and methods in business understanding, entrepreneurship, rules of law, and contractual relations.


    The student will get the skills to:
    1. apply methods and tools for the collection and analysis of information
    2. apply methods and tools for quality assurance and financial management in project planning and production
    3. apply methods, tools and standards, including the use of digital building information models (BIMs).
    4. assess theoretical and practice-orientated issues in project planning and minor construction work and account for the chosen actions and solutions
    5. assess and choose tendering, contractual and organisational forms at a basic level
    6. communicate practice-orientated and professional issues and solutions to partners and users.


    The student will learn to:
    1. analyse building-technical, relevant issues and associated solutions
    2. manage project planning and account for the principles in the execution
    3. independently participate in the digital project planning in cooperation with other professionals
    4. identify their own learning requirements based on the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired during the semester.

  • 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 Residential Construction
    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 Low-rise Construction of up to 2½ Floors (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