Postgraduate Course: Architecture and Sustainability (Distance Learning) (ARCH11018)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is divided into four sections which explore different aspects of architecture and sustainability through an architectural perspective.
Principles of Sustainable Development
Linear vs. Cyclical development, historical context and sustainability. Architectural expression and quantitative value.
The Sustainable City
Course content: Ecological footprint of cities. Density and sustainability. Consumption systems, the sustainable landscape.
The Sustainable Neighbourhood
Diversity of use and environmental outcomes. Closed environmental systems and their application to neighbourhoods. Microclimate and urban design as an ecological generator.The Sustainable Building
Environmental construction techniques, 'healthy' buildings human comfort and energy use in the built envelope.
The effect of urbanisation, industrialisation and globalisation in the developed and developing world. Knowledge of mechanisms to creatively interact with such forces.
Conservation as Regeneration
Current conservation theory, the conservation of urban quarters. Conservation as a means to urban regeneration and sustainability.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| not applicable
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A research report counting towards 50% of the total assessment
An essay counting towards 30% of the total assessment
A weblog counting towards 20% of the total assessment
|No Exam Information
| - To understand key sustainable concepts as applicable to architecture.
- An appreciation of the varying magnitudes of enquiry applicable to sustainable design.
- To gain the ability to critically appraise the built environment through sustainable criteria.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Not applicable - course taught by distance learning
|Course organiser||Mr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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