AAR4405 - Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Central themes of the course are calculation of loads, mechanics of materials, bracing of constructions and design of wood-, steel- and reenforced concrete structures.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: The course provides an understanding of the statics of basic structural systems and of structural properties of the most important buildings materials.

SKILLS: After the course, the student should be able to propose structural systems for simple buildings and to calculate approximate dimensions of basic structural elements.

COMPETENCE: Give insight in interrelation between building materials, structural systems and architectural form.

Learning methods and activities

The course consist mainly of lectures and calculation exercises. In addition there will be at least one practical exercise. The activities of the course is coordinated with the main course at 1. year of Architectural program of study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Obligatory work must be delivered and approved before the exam. Deferred exams and failed exams are normally taken during the next ordinary examination period. Approved obligatory attendance is valid for up to 1,5 year for voluntary re-take examinations. To take the exam, the students must pass all practical exercises and 4 / 5 of the other exercises. Written examination counts 100 percent.

Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)

Required previous knowledge

Has been granted admission to the Architectural programme of study.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-01-23 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 45
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 8
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 35
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-28 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 4
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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