Undergraduate Course: Professional Placement (ARCH10008)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
A period of recognised employment in which the student finds a placement or undertakes research in the work place, usually in landscape architecture or related professional office or business. Students will be allocated a placement tutor & be required to complete a logbook of their activities or a work place report.
Aims of course
1 To give students workplace experience in a built environment office or business.
2 To complement self directed research with work experience or research in a professional or business context.
3 To prepare students for the Landscape Institute's Pathway to Chartership process, undertaken after graduation.
Mode of delivery
Desk-based research. Fieldwork. Distance based individual mentoring and review.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Co-requisites
ARCH10009 Contemporary practice, ARCH10010 Professional portfolio and ARCH10011Research and Site Brief
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Fieldwork Hours 7,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 60,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome. Students are permitted two attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a working understanding and overview of how practices or businesses in the built environment operate in the professional context.
- demonstrate a working understanding and overview of how projects in the built environment are designed & realised.
- document and evaluate personal development in a professional context.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Green R (2001) The Architect's Guide to Running a Job. Arch. Press, Oxford. Harper R H (1997) A Student's Guide to the First Year in an Architect's Office. RIBA Publications. Speaight A & Stone G (2004) Architect's Legal Handbook: the law for architects. Elsevier Arch. Press. Burstein D (1982) Project management for the design professional. Arch. Press. See also references in stage 3 professional practice and portfolio review & reflective practice modules
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design; professional context.
|Keywords||PROFESSIONAL LOG,REFLECTIVE PRACTICE.
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Ross McLean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803