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School of Architecture Design and Planning

6.0 Resources

Resources

The dispositions of the study boards are planned based on the norms and resource allocations of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design 

Module system

A semester consists of 30 ECTS credits designed for studies equivalent to an average work load of 900 hours (including independent preparation time), divided between courses and project work; typically consisting of one 15 ECTS credits project module and 3 course modules of each 5 ECTS credits.

Teaching norms etc.

ECTS credits and the expected number of lecturer hours spent as well as group sizes

The expected number of lecturer hours spent on a specific teaching assignment depends on the number of students following the course module in question as well as the sizes of the project groups.

Course modules

When teaching course modules (5 ECTS credits) the basic rate is 140 hours + 1.5 hours per student[1]. There is a fixed repetition rate of 50 % (equivalent to 70 hours) when teaching the same course module to more classes during the same semester. The rate of 70 extra hours is also used when an actual repetition is being replaced by video transmission.

Guidance in project modules

Guidance pays 0,97 hour per student per ECTS credit, however with a maximum of 100 hours per group. The group size is fixed at each semester by the study board.

For further information about norms, see the norm overview below:

(Full) Rate for course module of 5 ECTS

140 hours + 1.5 hours per stud.[2]

Repetition rate for course module of 5 ECTS by class division o.l.

70 hours per extra class

Addition for teaching across campuses 70 hours per extra campus

Course examinations for (each) examiner (oral examination) per student

0.33 hours

Project supervision per student per ECTS

0,97 hour

Max. per group

100 hours

Project examination per student (for the examiner, who is not the supervisor)

2 hours

Min. per group

8 hours

Semester coordination on the 1st year of the Bachelor programme

60 hours

Semester coordination 3rd – 9th semester

40 hours

Semester coordination 10th semester

25 hours

Last updatet June 2016

Hours for consultants, assistant teachers as well as external guest lecturers, if necessary, must be defrayed within these norms.

The above resources, which the schools send to the departments, must be viewed as a resource framework. This means that e.g. the structure of the individual course modules (the number of lectures, assignment work, workshops etc.) is determined by the course module responsible based on specific directives from/negotiated with the Head of Department in question. It also means that if extra resources for semester coordination for a specific semester are requested, the request must be addressed to the Head of Department in questions (and not to the Head of School), as it is up to the Head of Department to reallocate within the allocated resource framework.

[1] The number of students, which forms the basis for the final settlement between school and department, is the actual number of students on the semester per 1 March (spring semesters) and 1 October (fall semesters). The requisitions that are sent from the school to the departments before the semester are based on an estimate in terms of the student number and are therefore to be seen as preliminary requisitions.The final requisitions are not known until 1 March and 1 October, respectively. In connection with the planning of the semesters, which takes place before these dates and before the final requistions are known, it will be desirable to operate with a “buffer”, so that no more teaching is planned than the final requisitions cover.

[2] The number of students, which forms the basis for the final settlement between school and department, is the actual number of students on the semester per 1 March (spring semesters) and 1 October (fall semesters). The requisitions that are sent from the school to the departments before the semester are based on an estimate in terms of the student number and are therefore to be seen as preliminary requisitions.The final requisitions are not known until 1 March and 1 October, respectively. In connection with the planning of the semesters, which takes place before these dates and before the final requistions are known, it will be desirable to operate with a “buffer”, so that no more teaching is planned than the final requisitions cover.

Norms

Norms for assessment and reassessment

Project examination:

The examiner (supervisor) affiliated to each semester does not earn separate hours for taking the project group through to the examination, which is why the examiner must remember to calculate with a deduction of the total amount of hours for the project module for supervising in order to have sufficient hours for the examination itself.

The internal examiner/co-examiner (in Danish "censor") earns 2 hours per student and a minimum of 8 hours per group for the project examination. These hours shall not deducted from the total amount of hours for the module, but are allocated separately from the school as a supplementary grant separate from the total amount of hours.

NB! Hours for examination in project modules are only allocated if the examination takes place. E.g. no hours are allocated for the examination in the P0 project during the first study year.

Course examination

Both the examiner and the internal examiner/co-examiner (in Danish "censor") earn 20 minutes per student for examination in connection with course modules. Hours for examination in the course module shall not deducted from the total amount of hours for the module, but are allocated seperately from the school as a supplementary grant separate from the total amount of hours.

NB! Hours for examination in course modules are only allocated if examination takes place. E.g. there is no allocation of hours for examination in courses with “continuous assessment”.

Payment for semester coordination

See table above.

Hours of account

At the end of the semester the semester coordinator (on behalf of the department) reports the account of hours. A copy of the account is sent to the person in charge of the hours of account at the department. The department receive the requisitions in RES and settle with the school.

Resources for study trips, materials etc. for the study programmes

Ressources for study trips, excursions, field studies, materials etc. necessary to carry through the teaching have to be applied for directly from the department to which the discipline belongs.

Other norms and rates

Expert processing of applications for admission of incoming students from other (also foreign) universities that are dealt with on behalf of or as a recommendation to the study board, pays 0,33 hour per application. The time consumption for these tasks is documented in a personal account of hours, which is sent to the school secretary by the end of each semester. Hereafter the school issues a personal hour requisition for the department in question.

The principle rule is that the department pay all other expences including travel expences in connection to teaching activities; and the academic staff´s participation in study board work with 25 hours per semester.