BYGG2362 - Universal Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The focus is universal design in the built environment. Topics: Concepts and principles - Ethics and ideology - User groups - Perception and the senses - Tools and examples (form, colour, materials, light, acoustics, aesthetics etc.) - Universal design and cultural heritage - Law and building code.

Learning outcome

Knowledge of academic, scientific and ideological fundament of universal design. Knowledge of user groups and their specific needs. Knowledge of relevant concepts, principles and problems. Knowledge of law and building code. Skills: Understand and apply specific concepts and principles of universal design. Identify and analyze concrete challenges in the physical environment. Charting user needs. Transform user needs to practical solutions. General competence: Perform administrative processes involving universal design. Planning for universal design.

Learning methods and activities

Online teaching. 1 day seminar at startup (Campus Gjovik), 1 day laboratory seminar (Norwegian Research Laboratory for Universal Design, campus Gjovik). Seminars may be conducted online if needed. Compulsory attendance on seminars. Teaching material: Videoes, literature, documents.

Further on evaluation

Exam portfolio consists of 3 written assignments.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Announced at startup.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Highway Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100



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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