AAR4711 - Architecture and the City - Project Course A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course contains one or several architectural, urban or planning related project(s) which is arranged and done under the supervision of a responsible teacher from one of the architecture departments. The project, assignment or works are defined in a dedicated task description formulated by the or those responsible teachers the given semester. The given task description forms the basis of the course content, learning activities and evaluation criteria. The task description should contain an overview of the planned course material and a preliminary overview of the works that will be submitted for examination. The task description should be available at the beginning of the semester. The responsible for the given assignment must organize an examination during the same semester. The course should be taken in combination with the attached knowledge course AAR4715 Architecture and the city - Knowledge Course A

Learning outcome


The candidate ... - has achieved advanced and new knowledge of specific architectural and / or planning prerequisites for the chosen project assignment and can apply this knowledge in their own architectural work. -has advanced knowledge of architecture as a field of knowledge; its theory and history as well as its technical, scientific, social and cultural basis, and can apply this knowledge in new ways in their own architectural work. - possesses and shows a development of their aesthetic and practical understanding (tacit knowledge), and is able to apply this knowledge in their own architectural work. -has advanced their experiential knowledge of the relationship between architectural representations at different levels of abstraction, and concrete built architecture, cities and towns that are in use over time. -has advanced knowledge of the different aspects of sustainability and can use these as an active component in their own architectural work.


The candidate... - is able to give form to architecture and/or cities, towns or other works of architecture at a high architectural level through artistic and scientific investigations, concept development, and architectural design in relevant scales and formats, and shows progression within this - is trained in the use of architectural methods, tools and expressions, and can apply both known and new variations of these in architectural design, urban design and/or other means of production, in a targeted, professional and experimental manner. - - is able to critically assess and recognize quality in architectural works, cities, places, projects and urban plans, and can make use of such assessments in their own architectural work. -is able to navigate within research and development in the field of architecture and can apply this knowledge in the development and progression of their own architectural work. -is able to use different aspects of sustainability as a basis for their design and architectural production and is able to evaluate and relate these aspects in a critical manner in light of esthetic expressions and spatial qualities.

General competence

The candidate... - takes responsibility for their own learning and professional development and applies their knowledge in new fields. - can reflect critically and ethically on their own architectural work, create new frameworks for understanding, and depart from conventions after critical consideration, and shows progress within this. - is able to communicate own architectural work at a professional level and in an academic context. - relates and develops their professional competence and involvement to key societal issues, challenges and sustainability.

Learning methods and activities

Is being described in the current or the respective course description or assignments, and is decided by the responsible for the course or current task description before the beginning of the semester. See the paragraph Academic content.Optional excursions can be arranged as part of the teaching of the course. The teacher will inform students at the start of the semester if there will be an optional excursion. Students who participate in optional excursions must expect to pay a share of the expenses. For students who do not participate in optional excursions, an alternative will be offered.

Further on evaluation

The evaluation of the course is done as a portfolio assessment supported by an adjusting oral presentation. The content of the portfolio should be described in the given course description or assignment. The portfolio should be delivered in total before the given deadline. For the adjusting oral presentation, the student must give an oral presentation of the project work for censorship.

Postponed exams are usually set to the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes. For more information:

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor's degree in architecture, or equivalent. The course is the main element of a combination with AAR4715 Architecture and the city - Knowledge Course A - which must be taken in the same semester.

Course materials

Formulated by the given task description. See the paragraph Academic content.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2024-06-01

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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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