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Implementation of Digital Technologies and the Construction Industry 6 Credits

Course Contents

The course takes its point of departure in viewing a production systems as intertwined network of technology, people and organization that would turn identified customer needs for products and associated services into reality. In order to facilitate this process, digital technologies has come to play an ever increasing role during the last decades. However, technology-related organizational change and development processes are seldom as straight forward as described by advocates for new technologies. Thus, in order to gain an enhanced understanding of implementation of digital technologies and the Construction Industry.

The course includes the following elements:
- Socio-technical research in new technology and information systems in
architecture, engineering and construction;
- Introduction to alternative approaches to understanding socio-technical systems, such as; technological determinism, innovation studies, multi-level perspective, institution theory, social constructivism, actor-network theory, critical/political perspectives
- Industry analysis and analysis of underlying structures shaping the building and construction industry.

Prerequisites

The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in construction engineering or civil engineering, or equivalent. The bachelor’s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 credits in mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: TIDR28
The course is conducted at: School of EngineeringLast modified 2020-03-13 09:01:26

Content updated 2020-08-25