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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate Course: Architecture and Sustainability (Distance Learning) (ARCH11018)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a distance learning course, delivered entirely online using as its main delivery platform our virtual learning environment . The choice of this mode of delivery enables you to shape your study pattern around your working day and other commitments.

You will learn how architecture is influenced through sustainable development and how in turn how the development of our cities is affecting how we deal with critical environmental issues. Architecture is often said to hold a mirror up to the aspirations and values of the society.

Such a field of study is especially relevant given the urgency of current debates regarding climate change and the consequences of environmental damage caused by our activities on the planet. This course does not seek to be a comprehensive education in sustainable design such an endeavour is too complex to distil in such a relatively concise form as offered here. Instead, it seeks to convey the essential theories, debates and strategies that inform the relationship between sustainability and architecture.

In completing this course, you will have an appreciation of the key processes by which sustainable strategies can be adopted at the scale of the city, neighbourhood and individual building.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs not applicable
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of key sustainable concepts as applicable to architecture.
  2. Acquire an appreciation of the varying scales of enquiry in formulating sustainable design strategies
  3. Develop the ability to critically appraise the built environment through sustainable criteria
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Not applicable - course taught by distance learning
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
Email: John.Brennan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Emma Binks
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
Email: Emma.Binks@ed.ac.uk
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