AAR4908 - Self-programmed Independent Course 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 100/100

Course content

The course offers the student the opportunity to independently choose a topic within architecture’s field of knowledge and skills in collaboration with a supervisor from one of the architectural departments. The supervisor must be associate professor or professor and preferably the same for both the combined subjects.

The student must make an agreement with the supervisor well in advance and formulate a description of the assignment / learning activities. The description must also contain an overview of course materiel, a timetable, the planned frequency of individual guidance and a preliminary overview of the works that will be submitted for examination.

The supervisor must sign the description and approve that it is in accordance with the Learning Outcomes of the course. The student must send the approved and signed description to the faculty no later than a week before the application deadline for course registration. The supervisor must organize the examination in the same semester.

Learning outcome


The candidate ...
- has advanced knowledge within the knowledge field of architecture and can apply this knowledge in their own architectural work.


The candidate ...
- is in command of a range of architectural methods, tools and forms of expression.
- is able to navigate within research and development in the field of architecture and can apply such knowledge in their own architectural work.

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
- is able to communicate architectural work at a professional level and in an academic context.

Learning methods and activities

To be decided by student and supervisor in advance. See the paragraph Academic content.

The course places great demands on the student's ability to plan their own learning activities and to do independent architectural work under supervision.

Further on evaluation

The submitted work forms the basis for the assessment. At the regular exam, students may be offered the opportunity to present the work orally to the sensor. The oral presentation itself is not included as part of the assessment. Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Architecture - Continuing Education (ARAEVU)
Miscellaneous Courses (ABDIV)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor’s degree in architecture, or equivalent.

Course materials

To be decided by student and supervisor in advance. 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:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Architecture and Design



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved exercises 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved exercises 100/100
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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