Undergraduate Course: Research and Site Brief (ARCH10011)
|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
The identification of a research problem and site, in preparation for the MSc dissertation and major design portfolio respectively.
Aims of course
1 To define a research problem and identify a site of appropriate scope to be developed as the dissertation and major design portfolio at Masters level.
Mode of delivery
Distance based individual and peer tutorials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Co-requisities
ARCH10010 Professional Portfolio, ARCH10010 Professional Placement, ARCH10009 Contemporary Practice
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 24,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Must be passed at grade C or above, or equivalent to progress to MSc.
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:
- define a research problem and method.
- undertake a literature review around a research topic.
- define a design brief of an appropriate scope.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Glatthorn A A (1998) Writing the Winning Dissertation: a step-by-step guide. Corwin Press, Calif. Madsen D (1992) Successful Dissertations & Theses: a guide to graduate student research from proposal to completion. Jossey Bass, Calif. Mauch J E (2003) Guide to the Successful Thesis & Dissertation: a handbook for students & faculty. Dekker, NY. Rudestam K E (2001) Surviving your dissertation: a comprehensive guide to content & process. Sage, Calif.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design, transferable skills; professional context.
|Keywords||RESEARCH PROBLEM,BRIEF,SCOPING,FEASIBILITY STUDY.
|Course organiser||Mr Chris Rankin
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803