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Postgraduate Course: Placement 2 at Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ESTAB), Barcelona (ARCH11207)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits50 ECTS Credits25
SummaryThe following courses will make up the second placement:

Landscape Project III (20 SCQF)
Landscape History and Theory (10 SCQF)
Landscape Analysis (10 SCQF)
Landscape Engineering Techniques (10 SCQF)

Landscape Project III will apply design techniques to the complexity of the metropolitan landscape. The analysis and proposals will focus on the possibility of improving the relationship between urban processes and ecological dynamics following social and environmental sustainability principles.

Landscape History and Theory will initially focus on a series of theoretical lessons that illustrate a number of nodal concepts of landscape discourse. This is followed by a critical video on landscape or public space project within the metropolitan area of Barcelona.

Landscape Analysis provides the necessary tools and methods to study an intervention area where students will need to make a proposal for action, paying special attention to site conditions for the project or program that needs to be implemented.

Landscape Engineering Techniques covers project management for landscape interventions involves various
techniques to control quality, quantity and scheduling, as well as careful preparation of written project documentation that is understood as an assignment¿s contract.
Course description ETSAB focuses on the integration of the local urban design tradition with the contemporary trends of landscape architecture and sustainability, plus their application to Mediterranean-specific climate and ecological specificity. It emphasizes project detailing and implementation. It is design-oriented, which meets today¿s global landscape trends through the specificities of southern European Mediterranean environments. We encourage small group studio work and interdisciplinary approaches through assignments of the local administration, which provides students with a sense of the complexity of real problems as well as a sense of their responsibility to innovate as future experts.

Landscape Projects III
Landscape History and Theory
Landscape Analysis
Landscape Engineering Techniques
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Travel and accommodation costs for the placement.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  5
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 500 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 490, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students will be assessed on the four core courses of their placement, with the following weighting@

Landscape Projects III (40%)
Landscape History and Theory (20%)
Landscape Analysis (20%)
Landscape Engineering Techniques (20%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the placement, students will have gained an advanced ability to understand and elaborate technical specifications of plans; master strategies for
    management; and practical skills in project management. They will demonstrate an advanced level of analytical ability, plus an individual and creative approach to landscape analysis and a deep understanding of the environment as a dynamic system. They will communicate the results of bibliographic research and relate them to the creative process. They will have skills on innovative computer aid representation frames.

  2. Students will have an advanced ability to understand and elaborate technical specifications of plans; to master management strategies; and to develop precise appropriate skills for landscape work evaluation and control utilizing programmatic aspects and time based strategies. Finally, they will gain advanced level of understanding of landscape history and theory, based on clear analytical and conceptual thinking; an individual and reflexive approach to landscape architecture history and theories; the ability to communicate landscape theories in a concise and precise manner by means of different presentation methods from verbal to video film.
Reading List
To be provided by ESTAB.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research, project management and language skills.
Special Arrangements This is an umbrella course to cover the 50 credits undertaken by European Masters in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA), who choose ESTAB for their second placement. Please note that students will be taught in Spanish.
KeywordsEuropean Masters, Landscape Architecture, placement
Course organiserMs Lisa Mackenzie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5797
Course secretary
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