TBA4420 - Digital Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report and presentation
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report and presentation 100/100

Course content

The increasing digitalisation of the building, construction and real estate industry (AEC/FM) requires a new type of competence. In this course, students will explore new digital technologies and work / collaboration processes such as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). The students work in a group of 2-4 and will carry out a feasibility study that results in a consultant report and a digital presentation of an innovative digital solution.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, the student has the following learning outcome defined in the form of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge The student has - knowledge of how future engineering tasks can be solved with the support of digital technology and changed work processes - knowledge of how digital technology can affect future engineering tasks - knowledge of interoperability - organizations working with digitization of the BAE industry - research in digitization / building information modelling ( BIM)

Skills The student can: - use digital tools to solve engineering tasks - identify challenges and suggest solutions in the form of a feasibility study

General competence The student can: - use digital tools in practical solution of engineering tasks - collaborate with other professionals and users with the support of digital technology for presentation and information exchange - experience with the use of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for solving project-based tasks

Learning methods and activities

Project- and problem-based learning that includes lectures, project work on own computer, exercises, group work and self-study. Parts of the course implementation will be collection based. Teaching is adapted to support project implementation, with most teaching in the first part of the semester and most guidance in the last part. Teaching and supervision will be a combination of campus and online. Since this is an elective course, it must be expected that it may be difficult to avoid conflicts with times for other teaching. There is no compulsory attendance, but challenging academic requirements for submitted work, as well as active work individually and in groups.

Further on evaluation

The grade is set on the basis of a feasibility study (consultant report of 20-40 pages + any attachments) and a digital presentation or video of a maximum of 5 min. which shows the essence of the feasibility study. An overall assessment of the report and presentation is given, where only the final grade is given to the student. Report and digital presentation are prepared in groups of 2-4 students, but can be done individually by appointment.

Required previous knowledge

There are no formal requirements for prior knowledge.

Voluntary courses are arranged in the use of BIM-based software such as: Autodesk (Revit), Solibri (Office / checker) and Trimble (various software), Hoylu (collaboration and coordination), dPlan (scheduling and project management), and other types of software and hardware (VR-glasses and HoloLens (MR)) which is relevant for the student's projects. It is an advantage if the students have access to their own PC with the capability to run BIM-based software.

Course materials

Eilif Hjelseth and Tor Tollnes (2022). BIM! Program og prosess, med innføring i Revit 2023. ISBN 978-82-691753-0-1, 254 pages, Can be bought at lectures.

Standards: Excerpts from ISO 19650 Organization of information about construction works -- Information management using building information modelling - Part 1: Concepts and principles, Part 2: Delivery phase of assets, and Part 3 Operational phase of assets.

Reports and presentations posted on Blackboard, approx. 300 sider

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Project Quality Management
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Report and presentation

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Report and presentation 100/100 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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