Postgraduate Course: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course emulates the role of the researcher- practitioner, recognising that most architectural projects necessitate a level of technological investigation as a prerequisite to successful integrated design. The course runs throughout Semester 1 with a series of trigger lectures on contemporary architectural technology and environmental issues. Students are required to develop and research a particular technological theme. The output from this will be prepared and presented as a distributed knowledge based resource to all students on the M.Arch programme through the student portal/LEARN. The study will be selected from a range of topics provided agreed by the M.Arch tutors. Students may choose to select alternative topics subject to agreement with course organiser.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
External Visit Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework.
|No Exam Information
| Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course , the student is expected to demonstrate:
1. An ability to appraise the technological and environmental conditions specific to issues in contemporary architecture, eg. sustainable design.
2. An ability to analyse and synthesise technological and environmental information pertinent to particular context (eg. users, environment).
3. An ability to organise, assimilate and present technological and environmental information in the board context of architectural design to peer groups.
4. An understanding of the potential impact of technological and environmental decisions of architectural design on a broader context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course must be taken in Year 1 of the M.Arch.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Semester 1, Lectures: Mondays 10.00 - 12.00, Tutorials Mondays 13:00 - 17:00
|Keywords||Technology, Materials, Environment
|Course organiser||Dr Kate Carter
Tel: (0131 6)50 2323
|Course secretary||Ms Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
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