Syllabus for Introduction to Construction Engineering

Introduktion till byggteknik

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE439
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology G1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2017-03-07
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2018-03-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2018
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c or Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics D
  • Responsible department: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Learning outcomes

After a successfully completed course the student should be able to:

  • describe certain common tasks for a construction engineer,
  • describe briefly the construction process,
  • write a simple technical report,
  • plan and conduct an oral presentation,
  • build a simple physical model.
  • account for basic concepts in construction technology and how building technology has developed throughout history,
  • choose and use appropriate reading or notation techniques based on the situation and plan his/her own studies.


Basic concepts in construction technology. Examples of construction engineers' labor market. Study techniques. Building Technology, including Physical Model Building, reporting, information search and oral presentation. Laboratory in visualization and model workshop. Learning at university level. Pegagogical objectives of the programme.


Lectures, exercises, supervision of a project executed in a group, study visits.


Active participation in study visits (3 credits) as well as oral and written reporting av groupwork (2 credits).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2018

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Hansson, Bengt Byggledning : projektering

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015

    Find in the library

  • Björk, Cecilia; Reppen, Laila; Nordling, Lars Så byggdes villan : svensk villaarkitektur från 1890 till 2010

    Stockholm: Formas, 2009

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  • Björk, Cecilia; Reppen, Laila; Kallstenius, Per Så byggdes husen 1880-2000 : arkitektur, konstruktion och material i våra flerbostadshus under 120 år

    [Ny utg.]: Stockholm: Svensk Byggtjänst, 2013

    Find in the library

Reference literature

Last modified: 2022-04-26