BA6280 - VDC-Certificate Programme Norway NTNU - Stanford


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course is very practically oriented and all project tasks are carried out in real projects in your own organisation. The course gives you comprehensive knowledge of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), implementation of VDC and practical application of VDC in your own organisation/ team/ department/ project.

The five VDC concepts include:

Integrated Concurrent Engineering ICEBuilding Information Modeling (BIM)Process and production management (PPM)MetricsGoal achievement (Project objective + Client objective)

Learning outcome

After the course, the participant should be able to explain the four concepts included in the VDC framework: Integrated Concurrent Engineering (ICE), building information modeling (BIM), process and production management, and goal management.

The participant must be able to analyze the connection between the four concepts included in the VDC framework.

The participant must also be able to plan, implement and evaluate (facilitate) collaboration meetings / ICE sessions for various types of tasks, as well as independently use digital solutions to facilitate ICE sessions.

Otherwise, the participant must be able, among other things, to develop VDC as a framework for implementing projects in their own organization, develop and apply goal management to document project goals and customer/business goals, as well as develop an implementation plan for use/increased use of VDC using standardized practice.

Learning methods and activities

The course is part of NTNU's continuing education portfolio, and has a tuition fee. See our portal for continuing education, NTNU Videre.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance

Further on evaluation

The participant must get all reports approved in order to get a grade in the subject. The 3 best of 6 periodic (monthly) assignments that count for a total of 60% of the final grade (each assignment counts for 20%), as well as a final report that counts for 40% of the final grade. Grade scale A-F. All aids are available. Passing the course gives 15 credits

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE0)
Miscellaneous Courses - Faculty of Engineering (EMNE/IV)

Required previous knowledge

General study competency. For those who wish to go further and take an experience-based master's, the admission requirement for the master's degree is that you have a bachelor's degree in technological subjects and two years of relevant professional experience.

Course materials

Compressed version of IPD book developed by DPR Free download from: 21 sider

Integrated Concurrent Engineering, Samtidig prosjektering for byggeprosjekter Hermundsgård, M. (2017). Integrated Concurrent Engineering, Samtidig prosjektering for byggeprosjekter (Veileder). ÅF Engineering AS/SpeedUp/Prosjekt Norge. 20 sider

A Simple Framework for Integrated Project Delivery Martin Fischer, Dean Reed, Atul Khanzode and Howard Ashcraft (2014). A Simple Framework for Integrated Project Delivery. Proceedings IGLC-22, June 2014, Oslo, Norway. 12 sider. Lastes gratis ned fra:

Metrics in VDC projects Belsvik, M.R., Lædre, O., and Hjelseth E. (2019). Metrics in VDC projects. In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International. Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), Dublin, Ireland, 12 sider Lastes gratis ned fra:

Presentations and reports presented as part of the lecturing.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Project Quality Management
  • Construction Management
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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 ORD 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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