Construction Industry Innovation and Development

SwB, course package, 60 credits

This course package prepares the student for challenges in the construction sector. Knowledge and competence to address complex issues is at the center, as is management and development of the organizations in the sector. Development and innovation of new products and services requires an ability to develop the organizations performing the tasks and understanding the mechanisms of the society around the sector, issues also brought up in the course package. The impact of a sustainability perspective is prevalent through the package. Communicative skills and team work is trained integrated in the courses various forms of examination ranging from written exams to work shops and project presentations.


First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
BOM011 - Construction governance, 7.5 cr
BOM016 - Project management, 7.5 cr
BOM021 - Managing organizations in the construction industry, 7.5 cr
TEK140 - Construction contract relationships, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
BOM185 - Design Management, 7.5 cr
VMI035 - Environmental management, 7.5 cr
BOM025 - Construction, processes and management, 7.5 cr
BOM055 - International projects, 7.5 cr


Student testimonial

"Chalmers é uma universidade conceituada, e com toda certeza oferece um oportunidade enorme pra me desenvolver pessoalmente e profissionalmente. Ao final, estarei preparado para os desafios da sustentabilidade, atuar com inovação e excelência no campo da engenharia e contribuir com a sociedade." Read the full testimonial by Luis, CsF/SwB student, Construction Industry Innovation and Development, 2013/14
Luis: "I'll be ready for the challenges of a sustainable future!"

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil. 
Undergraduate Profile:  Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil engineering, Urban planning, Surveying, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering and Management

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Göran Lindahl,
Other questions: Student Exchange,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Mon 02 Mar 2015