BYGG2260 - Building physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 40/100
School exam 60/100 3 hours G

Course content

  • Physical basis
  • Indoor climate
  • Thermodynamics
  • Moisture
  • Sound

Learning outcome

After completing the course, students should be able to use relevant regulations to document buildings' energy needs and be able to assess the extent to which the building's climate screen may be exposed to moisture problems. Furthermore, they must be able to carry out sound technical calculations.

This results in the following learning outcomes:


  • Have basic knowledge of building physical contexts within heat transfer, moisture and sound.
  • Be familiar with technical authority requirements related to the topics, including related requirements to indoor climate.


  • Assess current building requirements.
  • Conduct assessment and calculation of heat and moisture transport in building parts.
  • Calculate energy and effect demand for a building.

General competence:

  • Communicate professionally with peers
  • Assess the ethical aspects of selected technical solutions.

Learning methods and activities

Continuous strings:

  • Digital String: Simulation software.
  • Ethics strand: Ethical issues surrounding energy use.

The form of learning is essentially project work and exercises.

Mandatory work requirements:

Up to 4 mandatory assignments must be delivered according to plan and approved in order to take the final exam.

For netbased students:

An online course means that all communication between tutor and student is organised through a digital learning platform.

Pre-recorded video lectures are used.

Estimated time spent:

Pre-recorded lectures: ca. 20 hours Campus lectures: ca. 15 hours Organized tutoring: ca. 15 hours Project work: ca. 50 hours Own effort: ca. 80 hours SUM ca. 180 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

Digital excam

Re-stit of written exam in May/June.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

To be informed at the beginning of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYG1371 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 G 2023-12-18 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
T119 Topas 14
T104 Topas 18
Autumn ORD Report 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 G 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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