TPD4185 - Design in Wood


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Inovative use of wooden materials with focus on the interplay between aesthetics, function, wooden materials and production processes. One or more assignments where students experiment with different wooden materials and production processes. Working with sketch models and prototypes is emphasised.

Learning outcome


The candidate has become familiar with the different properties of wood as a material in products and have knowledge of processing and joining of wood.


Through project work the candidate has practiced the skills in the design of products, focusing on the interaction between aesthetics, function, wood materials and manufacturing processes.

General qualifications:

The candidate has completed training in the use of prototype workshop for woodworking.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and supervised project. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments. The course is given in English if necessary.

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)
Industrial Design (MSDESIG)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for masterstudents in Industrial Design and Architecture. Number of students is limited, allocation of places are done in accordance with Forskrift om opptak til studier ved NTNU.

Course materials

To be announced.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO8064 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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