TIØ4253 - Technology Management for Architecture and Design


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100 A
work 20/100 A
Written examination 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course is a starting course in the area of economic and management of organizations that develop and use technology. The course is mainly presenting relevant parts of the areas managerial economics and organisation theory, but also contain some parts belonging to professional ethics and entrepreneurial activity.

Learning outcome

Position of the course: The course is an obligatory "områdeemne" for all students at the AD-faculty. It will primarily be positioned in the second study year. The course is linked to the generic area of economics and management, but some themes from other generic areas (entrepreneurship and ethics) will be a part of the course where this is necessary to gain a holistic understanding of the subject area.

The course will develop the following knowledge:
- A broad overview over themes that are relevant for a professionally trained designer/architect within the area of management and economics

- Basic knowledge about central models and perspectives within the field of organizational science with a focus on models that describe division of work, coordination of work, motivation, teamwork, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial aspects of work and long and short term aspects of the development of technology

- Basic knowledge about central models within economics concentrated around development of budgets, managerial accounting and investment analysis

The course will give the following competences:
- Through the work with assignments students will learn to analyse aspects of the situation in an organization with respect to important problems within management and economics and to develop and implement action alternatives to change the current situation.
- Through assignments and an economics simulator students will train themselves to use central models for managerial accounting as decision support in a practical situation

The course will give the following general competences:
- The students will learn to use the teaching material as a base for finding more advanced teaching materials when necessary
- The students will through practical work with assignments learn how to organise and write an assignment that fulfills practical and academic requirements that we expect

Learning methods and activities

A weekly 3-hour lecture where the first two hours are used mainly to describe and discuss different concept and theories and the use of them, and then a third hour where the models and concepts are exemplified and used in relevant case discussions. This last part is partly handled by guest lecturers from the industry and relevant public offices. There are also two hours of exercises some weeks, where the students work with their assignments under supervision of student assistants.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Portfolio evaluation where the student completes two assignments throughout the course that each counts for 20 points and an exam that counts for 60 points. The total number of points is the basis for the mark in the course. If there is a continuation exam, the course coordinator can decide that the written exam will be changed to an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TIØ4258 3.0 01.09.2020
TIØ4252 3.0 01.09.2020
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100 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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