Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Industry and Prefabrication (EN)

Danish title
Erhvervs- og præfabrikation (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management INT
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)
Anne Carlsen Dam
Mille Wilken Bengtsson
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    National subject element Industry and Prefabrication consists of a cross-disciplinary project involving project planning of industrialised components applied in a specific construction.
    The subject element makes up 25 ECTS and includes the following subject areas:

    Business (5 ECTS)
    Communication and Cooperation (5 ECTS)
    Production (10 ECTS)
    Project Planning (5 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. prefabricated methods of production and execution during the construction process, including planning and management tools, and an ability to reflect on these methods
    3. forms of organisation, cooperation and management in a project planning and production context, and an ability to reflect on these forms
    4. social, environmental, financial, and technological aspects during the project planning and production process
    5. basic principles, theories, and methods for setting up and running a business.


    The student will get the skills to:

    1. apply methods and tools for the collection and analysis of information
    2. apply project planning and production-technical methods in the construction process of prefabricated construction
    3. apply digital building information models (BIMs), transfer and extract data between different digital platforms and information systems
    4. assess and analyse theoretical and practice-orientated issues in prefabricated construction and account for the chosen actions and solutions
    5. assess the basis for contracts and forms as well as coordinate contracts and tenders
    6. disseminate practice-orientated, subject-related issues and solutions to Danish and English-speaking business partners and users.


    The student will learn to:
    1. analyse and document relevant building-technical issues
    2. manage construction solutions for the purpose of production optimisation, taking social, environmental, and financial aspects into consideration
    3. manage the handover of digital project and documentation materials as a basis for digital tendering
    4. independently participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation on the preparation of project materials
    5. participate in cooperation on the management of construction and building projects
    6. identify their own learning requirements and acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies.

  • 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 standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Type of assignment
    The project assignment is based on business start-up and prequalification. The student must describe their role and task as a main contractor and as a construction contractor respectively. The project includes the preparation of an advisory contract based on the paradigm which has been handed out. Based on the contract, the student must examine and analyse the selected construction project for any regulatory defects and shortcomings. The project also includes a tender and contracting phase, where tenders must be calculated on the basis of operational functionality requirements and systems delivery, as well as a production phase during which a production company will be established and a design will be prepared for the building part included in the project, among other things. Finally, the project involves a handing-over procedure with the corresponding documents.

    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
    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 Industry and Prefabrication (EN) you will receive 206 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 274 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% 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.

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