12 701 Diploma Architecture


Successful completion of the two year master program, successfully evaluated portfolio of the master level, successful completion of a pre-diploma report, approved by an advisor and the head of department.

Course content

The diploma semester at AHO is an independent research and design task on a theme chosen by the candidate. In consultation with a chosen advisor, the candidate is to produce a complete work of exceptional quality.

Learning outcomes

∙ An ability to give form to architecture through artistic and scientific research
∙ An understanding of the given natural, social, cultural and technological conditions that govern architectural work
∙ A mastery of the methods, tools and media inherent in architectural design
∙ An awareness of architecture’s historical, societal and theoretical underpinnings
∙ An ability to communicate ideas and results to professional and laypersons
∙ An independent and responsible attitude to individual learning
∙ An understanding of one’s own individual position with the discipline

Working and learning activities

The diploma semester is an independent study whose methods and topics are to be outlined in an approved pre-diploma brief.


Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
Prosjektoppgave Individual Pass / Fail

Examined by external examiners