The acquisition of knowledge and insight is the main focus during the lectures. Lectures are given at the start of the course. At a later stage, more emphasis is placed on active student participation by offering seminars, which are linked as much as possible to the problems of the more complicated design projects. The result of a series of lectures is assessed on the basis of presentation, excursion and/or by means of a test assignment. Attendance at all lectures is compulsory. If it is not possible to attend the lectures due to illness or personal circumstances, this must be reported to the student secretariat. The consequence of missing one or more lectures may either mean having to complete an alternative assignment or, if the number of lectures missed is high, may result in exclusion from participating in the annual examination.