BYGA1001 - Civil Engineering 1


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Digital school exam 20/100 90 minutes D
Project 40/100
Digital home exam 40/100 150 minutes

Course content

Building physics (outdoor climate and indoor environment, heating, humidity, noise, fire), construction theory (foundation, wall constructions, floors, roofs, special rooms, technical installations), building materials, goods and components, introduction to current laws and regulations for the Norwegian construction industry in digital drawing and projecting tools (BIM), energy calculation Continuous strings: Digital string: Introduction to BIM tools, use of programming, Ethics string: Ethical issues surrounding energy use, material use, environmental consequences of design choices, life cycle analysis, professional reflection.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate:

  • Has basic knowledge of building physical contexts within heat penetration, moisture and sound.
  • has knowledge of fire as a physical phenomenon and the principles of fire protection in the building regulations, as the basis for simple fire planning
  • has knowledge of how outdoor climate affects the climate and indoor environment of buildings and how to design buildings based on this
  • can refer to technical authority requirements related to performance, including historical development
  • is familiar with research and development work and standards in construction technology and can update their knowledge of this through information retrieval
  • can write an academic report according to basic principles
  • has basic knowledge of technical drawing according to the Norwegian standard and the design of building constructions using digital technology -
  • can account for the basic material characteristics of the most widely used building materials

Skills: The candidate can:

  • draw simple detail drawings of building constructions on a scale and prepare overview and principle drawings, by hand and with DAK
  • apply calculation methods to document and evaluate the qualities of new and existing building constructions, including heat, moisture and sound calculations.
  • apply current guidelines based on standards for design, engineering and documentation of common technical solutions.
  • calculate the energy requirements and power requirements of a building, both manually and using tools.
  • carry out fire engineering assessments of buildings, with emphasis on the protection of life and health.

General competence: The candidate:

  • can plan and carry out varied building engineering tasks, alone and in groups using recognized methods and techniques according to applicable legislation, in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines
  • Has insight into the environmental consequences of materials, products and solutions in construction technology, and can put this into an ethical perspective and a lifecycle perspective
  • can present their results and analyzes in both written and oral
  • master current professional expressions and communicate with other professionals, also participate in professional discussions.
  • can reflect on one's own and another's professional practice.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Exercises individually and in groups
  • Self-study
  • Practical work on computer lab
  • excursion

Compulsory assignments

  • 8/8 Oblig

Further on evaluation

Permitted examination aids: Writing and drawing equipment. A re-sit examination is held in August. Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Study rights bachelor civil engineering NTNU

Course materials

  • Knut Ivar Edvardsen og Trond Ramstad: Trehus håndbok 5 , SINTEF Byggforsk 2014, 4.opplag 2018
  • Jan Vincent Thue: Bygningsfysikk -- grunnlag, Fagbokforlaget 2016
  • Byggforsk kunnskapssystemer på nett. Læremateriell på valgt BIM-verktøy.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYGG1001F 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
BYGG1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
BYGT1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
BYGT1101 4.0 AUTUMN 2023
BYGA1101 4.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Digital school exam 20/100 D 2023-12-12 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G326 Gnisten/Fagskolen 10
Spring ORD Digital home exam 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Digital school exam 20/100 D 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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