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the Built Environment, practical studies 15 credits

Samhällsbyggnad VFU
First cycle, Y0006B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Environmental Planning and Design
Subject group (SCB)
Civil and Environmental 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 and 75p studies at the university diploma programme in the built environment.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

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

Knowledge and understanding
Describe the activities and the tasks performed at the workplace.
Describe how local work environment work should be conducted at the workplace.
Describe different gender equality perspectives in the workplace.

Competence and skills
Participate in the daily activities of the workplace and perform associated tasks.
Evaluate how local work environment work is conducted at the workplace.

Judgement and approach
Evaluate and describe the workplace from a gender equality perspective. 

The practical studies (VFU) is carried out at a company, municipality, authority, or similar workplace related to the education. The following course elements are included:
Search for an individual VFU place.
Plan VFU work.
Participate in the daily work of the workplace in a professional position.

Task during the practical studies: Evaluate the workplace with regard to work environment and gender equality. The work is reported in the form of a written report.

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 independent studies with the support of a supervisor / examiner from the university and an external supervisor at the workplace. The implementation is designed in connection with the planning of the practical studies.

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:
Project plan.
Certificate of completed VFU.
Written report. 

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

Jonny Nilimaa

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Marttala, A. och Karlsson, Å. (2011). Projektboken – Metod och styrning för lyckade projekt. ISBN 9789144088242

Arbetsmiljöverket (2008). Arbetsmiljöverkets föreskrifter om systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete, AFS 2001:1.

Arbetsmiljöverket (2002). Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete mot stress. ISBN 91-7464-423-8.

Arbetsmiljöverket (2002b). Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete – En översikt.

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
0001Assignment reportU G#6.00MandatoryA08
0002Work placementU G#9.00MandatoryA08

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
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2008-01-22 and is valid from H08.

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