TBA4171 - Building Technology, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 51/100 D
Work 49/100

Course content

This course is for students writing their specialization project and their master thesis withing building materials, building physics or fire.The course comprises advanced subjects within the areas of building physics, energy use, material technology and environmental aspects. A focus will be put upon solutions and buildings for the future. Topics included are: future risks and possibilities (climate change etc), new building concepts (passive houses, Zero Energy Building, Zero Emission Building, Plus House etc), advanced and innovative materials, systems and building envelopes, including possibilities for harvesting renewable energy on-site.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:The aim of the course is to use knowlegde from previous courses/studies in designing buildings with high environmental ambitions, with a special focus on building physics, energy use and material technology. They should gain knowledge on the process on how to choose the most suitable materials, constructions, technical systems and solutions for the upcoming high performance buildings. Skills:The students shall be able to choose and use the appropriate tools for simulation or analysis of various important aspects such as energy analysis, indoor climate, moisture, daylight and environmental aspects. General competence:The students shall learn to read scientific articles, and thereby orientate themselves regarding the relevant scientific front. They shall gain experience in the design process where all the various choices influence on each other, making the design an iterative process. They shall learn use various tools to present the results of the design process.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching will be given as seminars, workshops and/or supervised self-study. The lectures and/or workshops are given in English when students who do not speak Norwegian follow the course.

Further on evaluation

The course assessment includes a final oral exam (51%) and a work/term project assignment (49%). The results for the parts are assigned a letter grade. Both parts of the assessment requires a passing grade in order to be awarded a passing grade for the course. The term project assignment will be conducted as a group work. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

TBA4160 Building physics basic course or similar.

Course materials

To be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4526 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Indoor Environment
  • Building and Construction Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Building Technology
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 51/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 51/100 D
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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