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Tools for Engineering Calculations and Reporting 15 credits

Verktyg för byggkalkyler och rapporter
First cycle, K0015B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Civil Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Civil Engineering

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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c (specifik entry A7). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B (specifik entry 7)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After completing the course participants should be able to…

Knowledge and understanding
Interpret and explain basic mathematical concepts and methods.
Distinguish and design different kinds of technical texts.
Express yourself appropriately in speech and writing.
Interpret and present data in diagrams.

Competence and skills
Perform and report mathematical calculations.
Perform and present simple calculations in different tools.
Write and design technical reports.
Present results and facts orally and in writing.

Judgement and approach
Evaluate and apply an ethical approach in solving various tasks. 

The course deals with three parts: mathematics, data and communication.

Numerical calculations
Equations and differences
Coordinates and systems of equations
Formula treatment
Linear and non-linear equations
Exponential and logarithm functions

Calculation tool
Data processing

Oral communication
Written communication
Technical reports
Argumentation and presentation techniques 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
  The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory work, arithmetic exercises, individual work, group work, oral/written presentation, peer response.

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 examined as follows:

Four written tests.


Oral presentations.
Technical report.

Grading takes place according to grade scale G U. All included examination parts must be completed for the final grade on the course. 

Transition terms

The course corresponds to Y0008B - Tools for construction calculations and reports.   

Jonny Nilimaa

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course literature set as of:

Course literature:
Renberg, B. (2013). Bra skrivet Väl talat - Handledning i skrivande och praktisk retorik. ISBN 9789144088242

Other literature and course materials are provided digitally in the course room at Canvas.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001DataU G#0.90MandatoryA19
0002CommunicationU G#3.70MandatoryA19
0003Mathematics 1U G#3.30MandatoryA19
0004Mathematics 2U G#3.30MandatoryA19
0005Mathematics 3U G#1.90MandatoryA19
0006Mathematics 4U G#1.90MandatoryA19

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 Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Feb 2019

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