Course code LAA221

LAA221 Professional Course I

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Course responsible: Frode Degvold
Teachers: Kjersti Vallevik Håbjørg
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel,
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Lectures: The most important standards and regulations are presented. : An intensive course on the use of IT-based description programmes for new construction and management is given. Semester assignment: Project assignments which reflect the course topics, including a construction and management description following NS 3420. The course content corresponds with the content of parallell course LAA 233
Learning outcome:

Students will aquire knowledge about greenspace managment according to the most relevant legal regulations and national standards in Norway. They will have an introduction to the national standards (NS) regarding project documents for construction and maintenance of green space projects.

Students should establish basic technical knowledge of green space construction. Students are made able to develop simple project documents in accordance with Norwegian Standards through IT based software.

Students will get practice in independent, technical thinking with regard to the management and development of public and private green spaces.

Learning activities:


The students are expected to:

read carefully the assignment taskstake notes from lectures and presentationscollaborate on given assignmentsinvite to group meetings when required for progressseek supervisiondiscuss best practice present projects graphically and orallywork individually and in groupstake part in excursions
Teaching support:
Students receive supervision in groups, in connection with the semester assignment.
Relevant parts of regulations and Norsk Standard. Other relevant background informatioin will be handed out during the course.
The first two years of study in the respective study programmes, possibly the equivalent, must be completed.
Recommended prerequisites:
Elementary construction knowledge
Mandatory activity:


80% of execises and excursions. All assignments must be handed in and passed.



A Portfolio consisting of a assignments and an oral presentation.

Nominal workload:
Total workload is 125 hours, 
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and excursions: 35 hours. Presentations 7 hours.
The content and structure of the course are evaluated by an external examiner.The examiner evaluates a limited number of the submitted assignments
Examination details: Assignment: Passed / Not Passed