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Syllabus for

Academic year
ACE175 - Real estate development: Requirements and regulation
Fastighetsutvecklingens förutsättningar och spelregler
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TAFFS
15,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 60120
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: C+
Maximum participants: 40
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 4,0c Grading: TH   2,0c 2,0c    
0219 Project 6,0c Grading: TH   3,0c 3,0c    
0319 Examination 5,0c Grading: TH   2,5c 2,5c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

ARK530 - Property and contract law
ARK535 - Values in built environment or ARK660 - Values in built environment
ARK540 - Urban planning from a developer perspective
MVE490 - Mathematics, statistics and methods


The course aims to give the student a comprehensive view of property development, its conditions and frameworks.
By studying the different stages of a real estate development project;
1. Feasibility studies
2. Project requirements
3. Design
4. Usability
the student should practice skills in the terms of property development. The course is thus intended to strengthen the ability as an entrepreneur to carry out real estate projects with an understanding of sustainability issues.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • investigate, inventory and analyze the conditions of a project and compile this in an investigation describing the project's business concept
  • establish a business description and a building program based on the project's business concept
  • propose a solution (synthesis corresponding to a proposal action) on the building program based on the project's conditions
  • implement a legally and economically integrated project, make a simple budget, draw up a credit plan, assess the need for collateral and select relevant collateral
  • present the proposal on the course project presentation; describe, argue, evaluate and discuss one's own and others' suggestions


Main Task (project) of the course is to investigate, and proposed actions to try, what type of business that can both develop the property in question, from a property owner perspective, in parallel with the environment developed in accordance with the city's stated ambition to achieve sustainable long-term, robust and vibrant mixed city.
Proposed projects should therefore, as optimally as possible, fulfill the interface between these four perspectives: Property - society - landlord - tenant - financial sustainability. 


The course consists of lectures, individual literature studies, seminars, exercises and project work. Literature studies followed up the seminar. Lectures and study reported in the papers that are made collectively and recognized in essay form for all other students. The main task undertaken as project work in nine groups. The result of this work criticized and reported as the last part of the course.
I. Exercises are carried out individually.
II. The investigation carried out in cross-groups from different project teams so that specialized knowledge is distributed throughout the course.
III. The project work is carried out in groups.


Area och volym för husbyggnader - Terminologi och mätregler (pdf)
Arkitektens handbok 2013 Anders Bodin, Jacob Hidemark, Martin Stintzing och Sven Nyström, Byggenskap Förlag, ISBN 978-87079-02-3.
Bygghandlingar 90 (library)
Så byggdes husen 1880-2000: arkitektur, konstruktion och material i våra flerbostadshus under 120 år, Cecilia Björk, Formas 200301.
Vad är kunskap? En diskussion om praktisk och teoretisk kunskap,
Bernt Gustavsson, Liber Kalmar 2002 (pdf)

Examination including compulsory elements

Examination is done by completing a project, an individual exam and completed compulsory parts.

For an approved final grade for the course, each (each individual) component is least approved. 
The final grade level is determined by weighting the assessed individual submission, project and examination result. 

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