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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture - History

Undergraduate Course: Structure and Architecture: Technology, Design and Construction (ARHI10020)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course surveys the relationship between structural engineering and architecture from the late nineteenth century until the present day. The course deals with the manner in which engineers utilised the new materials, construction processes and design tools that emerged during this period; Specific themes that are covered are the emergence of new structural forms, the conflict between analysis and intuition in the design of structure, the increasing industrialisation of the construction industry and the engineer as architect and builder.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural History 1 (ARHI08005) OR ( Architectural History 1A: From Antiquity to Enlightenment (ARHI08001) AND Architectural History 1B: Revivalism to Modernism (ARHI08004)) OR ( Architectural History: Introduction to World Architecture (ARCH08003) AND Architectural History: Revivalism to Modernism (ARCH08005)) AND ( Architectural History 2a: Order & the City (ARHI08006) OR Architectural History 2b: Culture & the City (ARHI08007))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If the pre-requisites cannot be met, entry to this course can be negotiated in consultation with either the Course Organiser or Programme Director (Architectural History).
Additional Costs Computing fee
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 159 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay 50%
Degree Exam 50% 2 hours
Feedback Students will receive feedback on an essay plan in written form and/or through tutorial meetings.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. A knowledge of the contribution (symbolic and literal) which structural and materials technology has made to the development of Modern architectures.
  2. A knowledge of the prominent structural engineers of the twentieth century and of their principal works.
  3. A knowledge of the different attitudes adopted by engineers and designers towards their use of materials, structural form and the architectural expression of structural form.
  4. A knowledge of the methodology and vocabulary of scholarship and criticism as it may be applied to the field of architectural technology.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsengineering,structure,architecture,technology,architectural structure,construction,design,man
Contacts
Course organiserProf Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
Email: R.Pedreschi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Dee Gillespie
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
Email: Dee.Gillespie@ed.ac.uk
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