Semester project - Design project for a large building





Offered by

Civil Engineering




The students must participate in the applicable courses STD3, BEN2 and CMP1 and the requirements of the project work must be met.

Main purpose

The purpose of the course is to ensure that the student obtains an understanding of planning, designing and execution of major structural elements and building services.
The project's academic content reflects the learned knowledge and skills from the courses Structural Design, Concrete Structures and Soil Mechanics (STD3), Building Services, Indoor Environment and Energy Demand Analysis (BEN2) and Construction of In Situ Cast Concrete and Pre Cast Concrete Elements (CMP1).


The student must obtain an understanding of the planning and design of large buildings as well as become experienced in the implementation of building projects.


Through the project, the student must become familiar with the design, calculations and execution of parts of the construction project and installations in a larger building in concrete and steel.
Through completion of the project, group cooperation, report writing and presentation technique will be put into practice.  
The students will obtain skills
– To show understanding of the entire project complexity
– To use the gained theoretical knowledge in practical activities
– To analyse and use data gathered from practical activities and calculations
– To describe and complete a report, including presentation material
– To present the project material

In the project IT figures as a pedagogical method. The aim is that IT will support the learning process of the students and their understanding of the engineering technical possibilities in the application of BIM modeling, simulation etc.


At the end of the semester, the students must:
– Be able to use the knowledge obtained and the skills achieved during the semester, in order to plan and design a large building
– Obtain insight into the completion of construction projects and have achieved a certain routine within this area.


Teaching methods and study activities

The project runs over 15 weeks in connection with the courses for the first 13 weeks and full time for the final 2 weeks. The work effort corresponds to 275 hours of work for the student.
Study Activity Model
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:
CATEGORY 1: Initiated by the lecturer with participation of lecturer and students: 5 hours - 2%
CATEGORY 2: Initiated by the lecturer with participation of students: 17 hours - 6%
CATEGORY 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 239 timer - 87%
CATEGORY 4: Initiated by students with participation of lecturer and students: 14 timer - 5%  


Reference is made to the individual course descriptions – to a great extent, additional information must be obtained via the internet – according to instruction.




Project description must be duly handed in and approved in order to register for exam in the study project.

Finally the project report must be duly handed in.

Type of examination:
Oral exam with an external or internal examiner.
Group presentation and an individual examination following.

Allowed tools:

Students who failed a semester project in January or June must attend an information meeting on the last Friday in June.
At this meeting, the students will get information on specific deadlines as well as the process of re-exam.
They will form new groups, if possible in relation to the number of failed students at the individual semesters.
Based on the feedback, the students have received after the ordinary exam, they must prepare a new project, or the failed project must be improved.
Deadline for hand in of the project is mid-August (exact date will be informed at the meeting). There will be no guidance in the period up to hand in.
The project is assessed at an oral exam. 

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.

Additional information

The following courses are a part of the semester project: STD3, BEN2 and CMP1.
Weighting between the individual areas are as follows:
Report: 10 %
CMP1: 22,5%
STD3: 45%
BEN2: 22,5%


Babak Karimpour

Valid from

2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

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