AAR4725 - Architecture and the city - Knowledge Course B


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course contains one or several architectural, urban or planning related theoretical or knowledge based studies within the knowledge field of architecture, connected to, and in relation with the current task description and theme from the attached design course AAR4721 Architecture and the city - Project Course B. The study will be conducted on the basis of a task description formulated by the same responsible as in the attached design course. The given task description formulates the content of the course, 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 must organize the examination during the same semester.

Learning outcome


The candidate ... - has achieved advanced and new knowledge within the knowledge field of architecture which is related to the theme of the design project in the attached design course. - has advanced and relevant aesthetic and practical understanding (tacit knowledge) and shows progression of this - has developed an advanced experiential knowledge of the relationship between architectural representations at different levels of abstraction, and built architecture, towns and cities that are in use over time. -has advanced knowledge of different aspects of sustainability and can relate these in known and new ways to their own work.


The candidate ... - is in command, and develops their use, of a range of architectural methods, tools, and forms of expression. - is able to critically assess and recognize quality in architecture and / or cities and towns and can make use of such assessments in their own work. - can navigate within research and development in the field of architecture and can apply this knowledge in their own work and through academic texts and production. -is able to assess and evaluate their own work in light of the different aspects of sustainability and can put these in both known and new relations to esthetic and architectural quality.

General competence

The candidate ... - takes independent responsibility for their own learning and professional development and is able to apply their knowledge in new fields. - is able to reflect critically and ethically on their own architectural work and create new frameworks for understanding and shows progress within this. - is able to communicate architectural work at a professional level and in an academic context. - relates and develops their professional competence and commitment to important societal issues and sustainability.

Learning methods and activities

Is being described in the current course description or assignments for the semester. See the paragraph Academic content.

Further on evaluation

The submitted work forms the basis for the assessment. Postponed exams are usually set to the next exam period.

Specific conditions

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 AAR4721 Architecture and the city - Project Course B - 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:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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