Postgraduate Course: Architecture, Construction and Industrialisation (Distance Learning) (ARCH11020)
|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 how architecture is influenced through contruction and manufacturing processes.
Design and the Construction Process
An examination in a historic context of the infusion of design value at all stages of resolution in the building process. Exploration of the importance in design of junction/articulation, an overview of the integration of structure, skin and services in building design.
Design Process in the Industrial Age
An overview of how creative design input can be applied to mechanised and industrial processes. Testing design quality through prototyping and simulation.
Structure and Architecture
An exploration of the symbiotic relationship of great engineering and engineers with architectural expression.
Architecture, Design and Building Skin
A study of the integration of structural, component and environmental design and their application to building skins in differing global contexts.
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
| - An understanding of design imperatives in the detailed design of building structures and building skins.
- An awareness of the criteria that inform manufacturing processes in the built environment.
- The ability to critically assess the efficacy of interactions between design and constructional method.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Not applicable - course taught by distance learning
|Course organiser||Dr Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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