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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2 3

Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2018-02-08 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2020/2021

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility


Specific entry requirements:

English 6, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik 3b eller 3c, Science equivalent to Naturkunskap 2*, Social Studies equivalent to Samhällskunskap 1b alternativt 1a1 + 1a2, *) Physics equivalent to Fysik 1a alternativt Fysik 1b1+Fysik 1b2 and Chemistry equivalent to Kemi 1 can substitute Science
English B, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik C, Science equivalent to Naturkunskap B, Social Studies equivalent to Samhällskunskap A. Chemistry equivalent to Kemi A + Physics equivalent to Fysik B can substitute Naturkunskap B

General organization:


The program Business Development and Entrepreneurship aims to be one of the programs that generate professional skilled staff to the construction sector. The training is carried out with the ambition to be practically related to the methods and the information industry normally encounter. A special focus area is Real estate and Business development. The program is interdisciplinary structured with elements from both social sciences and natural sciences.

After fulfilling the program, the graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to initiate and develop commercial Civil engineering projects. The students is studying basics in Civil engineering subjects to achieve ability to communicate with and understand specialists in the fields. Finance, organization and leadership is studied to such an extent that simple investigations can be performed and material for economic decisions can be compiled as well as to implement economic / organizational solutions. The program's area of specialization is in real estate. Specialization concerns both the legal perspective as well as management and development of real estate.

The program also contains elements that is tightly linked to business needs, such as to give knowledge on occupational health and safety as well as of production and logistics in construction projects.


Learning outcome:

After completed training the student should be able to (knowledge):
  • describe common processes within the construction and real estate sector and give an account of its stakeholders.
  • describe the common terminology, classifications, standards and guidelines within the construction and real estate sector.
  • apply and anticipate the effects of the laws, regulations and standards related to commercial projects and activities in the construction and real estate sector.
  • describe and apply common theories, models, methods and perspectives in accounting, organization and management related topics.
  • describe and apply basic theories, models and methods in building construction, urban planning and business development within the construction and real estate sector.
  • demonstrate good understanding of the importance of environmental and sustainability issues in the construction and real estate industry.
After completed training the student should be able to (skill):
  • at a basic level, be leading and working in projects within the construction sector.
  • manage and develop real estate.
  • develop and present business plans in the real estate and construction sector.
  • assess and manage risks connected to common projects within the sector.
  • act as a liaison between different specialists in the real estate and construction sector.
  • design and implement simple statistical and qualitative studies, particularly with a perspective to clarify commercial conditions.
  • present professional results and information, in both Swedish and English, in a way that is accessible to target groups with less experience of real estate and construction.
After completed training the student should be able to (Attitude):
  • assess the effects of decisions and solutions with regard to sustainable development, human health, well-being and safety.
  • on the basis of scientific, social and ethical aspects, assess and predict the impact of construction projects on nature and people from a sustainability perspective.
  • assess opportunities, risks and limitations of technical and organizational activities within the civil and environmental area.
  • assess whether decision areas is affected by problems that require other competence than their own.
  • identify need for additional knowledge and skills to be able to continuously develop their competence.
  • identify conflicting objectives, need for dialogue and trade-offs associated with construction projects and development of real estate.
  • be able to follow and comment on current social and environmental debate.
  • in a structured way reflect on their professional role, their professional responsibilities and their role as citizens in relation to sustainable development.


Extent: 180.0 c



The degree project, which comprises 15 credits, is performed individually or in pairs during the last semester in year 3. The project should concern an issue whose solution is primarily requested by industry and / or academia. It is advantageously carried out in cooperation with a partner from industry.

To begin the degree project students results must:
have passed courses of at least 120 credits, of which most must have a clear focus on the content in the program and together constitute a relevant specialization of a subject area in line with the direction of the program and must have received the thesis registered.


Courses valid the academic year 2020/2021:

See study programme

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 90 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Bachelor of Science, major subject Civil and Environmental Engineering. The name of the Bachelor's programme and the major subject are stated in the degree certificate.

Other information:

The program primarily focuses on real estate and business development; however, entrepreneurship is undertaken by knowledge in working methods, financial relationships and markets within the field of Built Environment that the students accomplishes during the program.

Page manager Published: Thu 04 Feb 2021.