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Conceptual Design 7.5 credits

Konceptuell design
First cycle, F0012B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and F0007B Engineering Architecture or corresponding course.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
Knowledge and understanding
- implement concept-based work methodology
-describe how conceptual ideas are illustrated in different scale areas - district-neighborhood-buildings
- implement different types of presentation of conceptual ideas
-communicate conceptual ideas and sketches between actors and stakeholders in community building processes
-explain the importance of concept-based working methods, the benefits of rapid drafts, its possibilities and limitations.

Competence and skill:
- Independently and in groups prepare conceptual sketch proposals.
- Apply and implement concept in planning or construction process, ie. present an idea to a solution of a given problem and quickly translate the idea into conceptual sketches.
- Transfer conceptual ideas between different scales
- Communicate conceptual ideas and sketches between actors and stakeholders in community building processes 

After passing the course, the student shall have basic knowledge of conceptual design in different scale areas. Conceptual design is understood as conceptual design of an overall and supporting idea. Training of thinking, working methods and communication in design in the early stages of community building where the time frame is often narrow and the path from first idea to presentable material is short.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures with subsequent discussions, seminars and through several exercises.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is assessed through:
Compulsory attendance and active participation at seminars. Oral and written presentation of project work. 
Knowledge and understanding is examined through Seminars (U G#)
Competence and skill is examined through Exercise (U G#) and Project work (U 3, 4, 5#)  

Hans Walloschke

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Conceptual Structural Design – Bridging the gap between architects and engineers, Olga Popovic Larsen, Andy Tyas, Thomas Telford Publishing, London 2003
ISBN: 0 7277 3235 8

Arkitektur & bärverk, Dan Engström et al, Stockholm 2004
ISBN 91-540-5923-2

Svensk bostad 1850-2000, Ola Nylander, Lund 2013
ISBN 978-91-44-08918-8

Life Between Buildings - Using Public Space, Jan Gehl, Danmark 2011
ISBN 87-7407-360-5

Architectural conservation : principles and practice
Orbasli, Aylin
ISBN 9780632040254

Additional literature may apply.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001ExerciseU G#2.30MandatoryS09
0002SeminarsU G#2.20MandatoryS09
0004Project workG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering 17 Aug 2011

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021