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Materials - Construction and Design

Additional course evaluations for TN0359

Academic year 2021/2022

Materials - Construction and Design (TN0359-30241) 2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

TN0359 Materials - Construction and Design, 15.0 Credits

Material - konstruktion och projektering

Syllabus approved



Landscape Architecture Technology

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Material- och konstruktionslära 5.00 1002
Workshops och inlämningsuppgifter 5.00 1003
Studieresa och projektarbete 5.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Courses corresponding to 90 credits, of which at least 60 credits landscape architecture.


The objectives of the course are to understand, analyze and evaluate the aesthetic, technical and economic conditions of various construction materials from a user perspective.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- explain the architectural possibilities and limitations of various construction materials
- describe how the characteristics of these materials are affected by manufacturing, subsequent handling and construction
- explain the durability and lifetime of different combinations of materials in different environments
- draw up basic plans through their understanding of the construction characteristics of various materials
- recognise the environmental and economic consequences of different solutions in the short and long term
- design and present construction drawings with the use of computer-based programme.


The course comprises different material themes where natural stone, concrete, clay and metal are dealt with in detail. In addition, glass, plastic, rubber and ceramic materials are briefly reviewed.

The course provides training in observing the characteristics of materials, how these vary with handing and in conjunction with other materials, and how this can be expressed in a proposed construction. Through workshops, students will be given the opportunity to work with the materials in order to better learn their characters and properties. In this connection knowledge in the CAD-programme will be developed.

Visits will be made to workplaces with the aim of studying how the materials are made and handled and of reflecting on the possibilities and limitations of these manufacturing and handling methods. In addition, the environmental impact and maintenance requirements of each material will be studied.

The course deals with different forms of protective treatment for construction materials and the demands placed on these. Dimensioning, safety principles and constructive design of details, points of intersection and fastenings are also included in the course.

The course also contains a project component where one or more of the materials referred to above is dealt with in more detail in an individual task. This work is mainly performed using a CAD-programme.

Excursions and seminars are mandatory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Assessment and pass grade in individual tasks specified at the start of the course, plus participation in compulsory workshops/seminars.

  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: TN0349
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Horticultural Management Programme - Garden Design, Bachelor´s Programme Syllabus for Horticultural Management – Garden Design (BSc) Landscape Engineer Programme - Uppsala Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture Technology
Course code: TN0359 Application code: SLU-30005 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%