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Development Project - Construction 7.5 credits

Utvecklingsprojekt - bygg
Second cycle, W7009B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Civil Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Knowledge corresponding to or equal to a bachelor's degree in Civil, Building or Architectural Engineering. At least 30 credits (ECTS) of courses on the advanced level

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing this course students will:
- have insight into current research and development work within the specific niche for their project
- be able to plan a development project with time and resource planning
- have carried out a qualified development project within given resource frameworks that corresponds to the level of requirements set when the student later acts in professional life
- be able to reflect on the own method for carrying out the project reflected in theories for project management
- be able to reflect on the results of their own development project, considering society's demands for social, economic and ecological sustainability
- be able to assess the technology's possibilities and limitations in their own solution to the problem and reflect on the limitation in the reporting
- be able to independently determine the need to simulate, model or evaluate what is being studied
- independently (with the support of an expert) be able to choose a method for carrying out the development project
- be able to present their results to target groups outside the university in writing in English
- be able to present their results to target groups outside the university orally
- have an overview of what a degree project is, how it can be planned, implemented and shaped 

The course is based on the student being able to complete all or parts of the CDIO cycle; conceive, develop, implement and operate. The course does not contain any new theoretical substantiation of the subject area of the projects. However, the project work is supported by: 1. Method lectures 2. Review of degree project; frameworks and intentions and 3. Ethics discussion.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is conducted as an application of the knowledge the student has acquired in previous studies. The application takes place through participation in the planning and implementation of an advanced assignment that may include development of new products, methods, processes, etc. The student participates in the course with his / her professional basis as a starting point and will have to work on a similar project the student encounters in his or her future professional life. The work is carried out in groups that are divided based on competence. Each group will have a supervisor from the university. The project is also often supported by external supervisors with professional experience. The reporting must be of a high standard, supported by references and carried out so clearly that a person who is not familiar with the project before will be able to take part in and continue working on the information produced. The solution that is developed must be presented in the reporting and the student must also reflect on the solution and the alternatives that were available during the work.

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 part Method includes planning of the development project and knowledge of degree project and associated methods. The part Essay includes writing an individual conference article in English on a topic that relevant for the development project. The Presentation part includes planning and implementing a filmed presentation of the development project.
For a passed final grade on the course, it is required that all compulsory parts and partial assignments are completed with a passed result. Mandatory attendance applies to the practical exercise on article writing. Grading scale for the elements Method and Presentation is G U. The final grade in the course is governed by the individual examination element Essay where the grade is given according to scale U, 3, 4, 5.
The system is described in detail in the study guide that is distributed at the beginning of the course.

Transition terms
The course W7009B is equivalent to K7006B and they cannot be included together in the degree.

Lars Stehn

Transition terms
The course W7009B is equal to K7006B

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1
Adapted to project assignments in the course.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001MethodU G#1.50MandatoryA17
0002EssayG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryA17
0003PresentationU G#1.00MandatoryA17

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 08 Feb 2017

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