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Postgraduate Course: Design Report (ARCH11069)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis core course, taken in the second semester of the M.Arch 2 year, requires the student to produce a comprehensive design report that documents in detail one of the projects that the student has completed during the programme. The design report sets out the research and design development undertaken, incorporating images including the key representations of the project itself. The design report should allow the reader to follow the student's study process, allowing an understanding of the material examined, decisions taken, etc. While the report is an academic document that must be fully referenced and observe all relevant protocols as set out in the briefing materials that will be issued to students, at the same time it is also itself a designed object. It is to be presented bound in hard copy, but may incorporate digital material on a disc (DVD, CD) inserted in the document. No word length is specified, the balance between text and image being a matter for the student.

In order to progress to this course students should have passed their first year design studios, Architectural Technology Research, Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory and their 2nd year 1st semester Design Studios, together with Architectural Management, Practice and Law.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio C (Integrated) (ARCH11091) OR Architectural Design Studio C (Modular) (ARCH11089)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio D (Integrated) (ARCH11092) OR Architectural Design Studio D (Modular) (ARCH11090)
Students MUST have passed: Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11070)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio A (Integrated) (ARCH11093) OR Architectural Design Studio A (Modular) (ARCH11095) OR Architectural Design Studio G (ARJA11003)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Management, Practice and Law (ARJA11002)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Academic Portfolio 2 (ARJA11001)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, binding; digital storage etc.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework, presented in the form of the design report. Assessment is made with reference to the ARB Part 2 criteria required to be demonstrated in the course.

Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student is expected to demonstrate:
1. The ability to communicate, critically appraise and argue the rationale of a design proposal using text and image in the context of a printed report.
2. The ability to produce documentation and reports that are clear, analytical and logical, covering a range of architectural issues of culture, technology, history, professional practice, value, theory and design.
3. Integration of knowledge in architectural design, materials, processes and techniques of building, the design and development of cities, histories and theories of architecture and the related arts, management, practice and regulatory frameworks, within the report.
4. The development of transferable design skills and techniques through the preparation of a sophisticated graphic document.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Class times to be confirmed. This course is largely self directed with introductory lectures and seminars
KeywordsCommunication, Design, Technology and Environment, Research
Course organiserMr Adrian Hawker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2319
Course secretaryMs Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
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