BYGG2261 - Area planning and digital modeling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

- planning process

- planning as shaping and management tools

- the levels of administration

- municipal decision-making processes

- municipal land and resource management

- impact assessment - universal design

- aesthetics in planning and construction matters

- data base for digital plans

- digital area planning

- production of digital plan data

- ethical dilemmas that may arise in the area planning

- environmental and climate impact

Learning outcome


- central and current topics and issues within the planning profession

- the basis for the development of cities and towns in Norway

-the administrative and political level of administration and decisionmaking in Norway

- basic theories and methods and concepts in the field of planning

- laws, standards and supervisors that apply to the subject area

 - on the ethical and environmental challenges of the disciplines

- regulations, standards and guidelines for the preparation of digital area plans



- apply professional knowledge within practical and theoretical issues

- perform registration and analysis work in connection with planning and investigation tasks

- perform simple planning tasks according to the Planning and Building Act

- prepare and produce an area plan in digital form in accordance with current regulations  

- present digital plan data using digital tools

General competence:

- Understand the construction and use of digital terrain models and digital GIS tools in physical planning and visualization

- use professional sources, professional methods, relevant laws and regulations for planning

- search, process and evaluate information critically

- master the discipline's standards for documentation

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practice with supervision.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatorisk arbeidskrav

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work requirements:

- 2-4 compulsory exercises / assignments must be approved for admission to the exam. 

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements for Bachelor of Engineering

Course materials

Announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Highway Engineering
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Map subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F 2022-05-11 09:00 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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