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Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is give an overview of different kind of housing types in Finland and a theory about recent standards and codes around energy efficient construction of buildings.

Learning outcomes

Preliminary: knowledge how to design with CADS Student + At the end of the course a student is expected to be able to understand different kind of dwelling structures which are mainly used in Finland. A student is able to understand what is the concept of passivhouse, zero-energy house and plus energy house. A student has the basic knowledge of construction design of detached houses and can design principle main drawings for a building.

Course contents

Building materials Different housing types in Finland Construction of detached houses Detailed construction types Autocad as a design tool

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Inga ( course will be based on CADS designing )

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Recommended or required reading

Material delivered during lectures

Study activities

  • Lectures - 2 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 2 hours
  • Practical exercises - 45 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 40 hours
  • The use of CADS program - 46 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Written tent + CADS exercising


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Lipsanen Jarmo

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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