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Land use planning

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Introduction to theortical and pratical execution of regulation planning.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have
  • Insight into different aspects and preconditions for strong land use planing and sustainable urban development
  • Knowledge about principals, intentions and challenges of land use and transport planning
  • Knowledge aobut spatial analysis and risk assessment
  • Knowledge about the planning and buildings law and the planning process
  • Understanding of the requirements of public planning

After completing the course the student should be able to
  • Produce analytical maps of exisitng situations and conditions
  • Interpret given conditions for analysis and planning
  • Make regualtion plans with relevant illustrations, models and photomontages according to existing practice
  • Formulate planning regulations with awareness of their legal, practical and aesthetic consequences
  • Execute design and planning that meets the requirements for universal design
  • Use FocusAreal (or other relevant software) to present regulation plans
  • Understand the principles of GIS (and be able to use ArcView)

After completing the course the student should have general knowledge about
  • oral, written and graphic presentation of planning work
  • independent evaluation of planning work


The subject gives a broad understanding within land use planning, practice within regulations planning and the use of relevant software. The subject is pedagically grounded in problem-based and project-based learning.

Required prerequisite knowledge

ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction


Prosjekt og skriftlig eksamen
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work7/10 A - F
Written exam3/103 hoursA - FNone permitted
Assessment consists of three project tasks and a written exam. The project work is collectively evaluated and counts for 70% and the written exam 30%.
Project work: If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he have to take the projects again the following year.

Coursework requirements

All project work and excercises must be passed. Students who do not pass the mandatory acitivities will not gain access to the written exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Lene Bjørnø
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Guzman Cruz Rodriguez , Andreas Skaare
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

2 hours lecture, 4 hours project-based teaching, studio work and tutorials per week. The project work is done in groups.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Local Planning (BIB550_1) 10
Urban development planning (BIB230_1) 10
Local Planning (BIB250_1) 5

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years

Course assessment

Survey or dialouge according to regulations.


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020