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12 701

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Diplom arkitektur
Course code: 
12 701
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2019 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2019 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Person in charge
Erik Fenstad Langdalen
Thomas McQuillan
Marianne Skjulhaug
Required prerequisite knowledge

Admission to AHO and successful completion of 300 ECTS including 12 400 Pre-diploma (6 ECTS).

Course content

The diploma semester at AHO is an independent research and design task on a theme chosen by the candidate.

In consultation with his/her advisor, the candidate is to produce a complete work of exceptional quality.

Learning outcome
  • An ability to give form to architecture through artistic and scientific research
  • An understanding of the given natural, social, cultural and technological conditions that govern architectural work
  • A mastery of the methods, tools and media inherent in architectural design
  • An awareness of architecture’s historical, societal and theoretical underpinnings
  • An ability to communicate ideas and results to professional and laypersons
  • An independent and responsible attitude to individual learning
  • An understanding of one’s own individual position with the discipline
Working and learning activities

The diploma semester is an independent study whose methods and topics are to be outlined in an approved pre-diploma brief.

Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scaleComment
Project assignmentIndividualPass / failDiploma is assessed by at least 3 external examiners.
Form of assessment:Project assignment
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment:Diploma is assessed by at least 3 external examiners.