Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Renovation (EN)

Danish title
Renovering (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management INT
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
5. 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 Renovation consists of a cross-disciplinary project based on planning and project design of a specific renovation.
    The subject element makes up 15 ECTS and includes the following subject areas:

    Production (5 ECTS)
    Project Planning (10 ECTS)


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    1. registration and assessment of existing conditions, and an ability to
    2. reflect on constructions and building-technical principles, including statics and technical installations
    3. complex project planning and execution methods, and an ability to
    4. reflect on different energy-optimised renovation and re-construction concepts, taking social, environmental, and financial aspects into consideration


    The student will get the skills to:
    1. apply and master methods and tools for the collection, analysis and processing of information
    2. apply and master project planning methods as well as methods for the planning and management of the execution of the renovation project, taking social, environmental, and financial aspects into consideration
    3. apply digital building information models (BIMs), transfer and extract data between different digital platforms and information systems
    4. assess building-technical issues and aspects and make informed decisions
    5. communicate practice-orientated and professional issues and solutions to partners and users.


    The student will learn to:

    1. manage complex building-technical solutions based on documented analysis
    2. manage a digital project planning and production process
    3. manage complex renovation projects, taking social, environmental, and financial aspects into consideration
    4. independently participate in cross-disciplinary cooperation on planning, project design, quality assurance, and realisation of complex renovation projects
    5. identify their own learning needs and develop their own 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 with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Type of assignment
    The project planning assignment is based on renovation.

    The student must act as an architect/engineer and as such complete project planning for a selected building. A preliminary investigation is carried out involving surveying, registration and analysis in order to gain as thorough an understanding as possible of the selected building, its history, value and condition. In addition, a project and tender dossier must be prepared for specific renovation measures.

    Any requirements of form and scope will be handed out during the teaching.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 2-4 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 Renovation (EN) you will receive 206 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 274 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 50% 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