AAR5230 - Understanding Urban Ecological Planning - self programmed


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Course content

The course is conducted as a guided self-study on topics and themes related to UEP’s scope of work. It intends to allow students to gain knowledge on interdisciplinary topics and projects that match their interests and motivations and allow them to develop specific core competencies. These can range from small-scale research projects, case studies, practical projects to initiatives that are related to social and sustainable development. The students are required to approach a supervisor and agree on the scope of the project and guidance. The course can be taken only once in the course of the study program.

The course may also be offered as a summer/winter school within an ongoing project at the Department.

The course enables students to explore one or more of the central concepts and values highlighted in the UEP program, relate this to relevant empirical examples, and reflect on the relevance of theory in practice.

A prerequisite for all formats is a 1-2-page course outline drafted by the student candidate and approved by the supervisor. The outline should specify the objective, the methods, the approach, the deliverables, a work-plan, the course materials and estimate the workload corresponding to 7,5 credits.

Learning outcome

This is dependent on the case and the format of the self-study, either theoretical or practical aspects will predominate. The course promotes skills of self-organization, reflected and self-responsible work, and equips the students to carry out independent projects and initiatives

Learning methods and activities

This is dependent on the case and the format of the self-study. To be discussed with and approved by the supervisor.

Further on evaluation

The deliverables vary depending on the format of the course. They must be formulated in the own course outline and discussed with and agreed by the respective supervisor.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Depending on the case and the format of the self-study, the materials to be selected by the candidates and approved by supervisors.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Geography
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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