Tools for Engineering Calculations and Reporting 15 credits

Verktyg för byggkalkyler och rapporter
First cycle, K0015B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

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 14 Feb 2019

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
The course will develop the students: 
-knowledge about basic mathematical concepts and methods as a base for studies in other courses
-skill to conduct numerical calculations by using current technical tools 
-ability to express themselves appropriately and convincingly in speech and writing depending on purpose, recipient and medium
-knowledge of what characterizes different types of technical texts such as product descriptions, manuals, reports and popular science articles 
-skills to retrieve information from libraries and databases
-different study techniciques
-ability to use different digital media to communicate with other students and teachers 

The mathematical part focuses on practical mathematics, ie:
-numerical calculations
-equations and inequalities of the first degree or higher
-coordinate- and equation systems
-linear and nonlinear functions
-exponential och logarithmic functions 

The communication part focuses on information retrieval and library knowledge, study techniques and using the language as a tool. Practical exercises (oral and written) are in the form of narrative-, descriptive-, investigative- and argumentative texts. The exercises also include reference techniques as well as argumentation and presentation techniques.

The computer part focuses on calculation tools (mainly Excel) and internet communication (mail and Canvas). 

The course consists of lessons, practical exercises and laboratory exercises.

Written assignments, tests, oral- and written presentation

Jonny Nilimaa

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
1. Räkning formler och sånt, del 1, Nilsson-Dunkels.
2. Räkning formler och sånt, del 2, Nilsson-Dunkels.
The litterature above (1 and 2) is available in a pdf-file on the learning platform Canvas.

3. Renberg Bo (2013). Bra skrivet Väl talat, Handledning i skrivande och praktisk retorik. ISBN: 91-44-03437-7.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom 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.