Innovation in Construction

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The activity is based upon knowledge obtained at the 1st and 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Knowledge about innovation theories
  • Knowledge about innovative initiatives in the building industry
  • Knowledge about strategical, tactical and operational management systems
  • Knowledge about technical, economic, social or organisational systems and processes in a company or in a network of companies.

Skills

  • Analyse technical, economic, social or organisational systems and processes in a company or in a network of companies
  • Account for the development of technical, economic, social or organisational systems and processes in a company or in a network of companies
  • Demonstrate further understanding of the long term development and planning for building industry companies, such as development of new forms of cooperation between the building industry company and other parties in the building industry.
  • Demonstrate further understanding of the integration of technical, economical and organisational systems, including correlations between a company’s products, markets, production, organisation and management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drawing up a coherent development plan for a network of companies, for a company as a whole or for selected parts of a company.

Competences

  • Collect and analyse empiric data from one or more companies.
  • Assess the coherence between theories, models and knowledge from empiric data.
  • Communicate messages clearly to the parties in the building industry
  • Reflect and put the results from the project report into perspective and point out strengths, weaknesses and possible improvements.
  • Communicate results from the project work in a project report
  • Work together with fellow students about the problem area in question and make a common presentation of the results.

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with workshops, presentation seminars and more.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 600 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInnovation in Construction
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination based on presentation seminar and project report.
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovation i byggeriet
Module codeB-BL-K3-13
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science