Postgraduate Course: Sustainable Theory and Contexts (distance learning) (ARCH11037)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
This course engages with key theories and contexts of sustainable development with specific reference to the built environment. The course does not require any specific design skills but you should have an interest and engagement with building, the neighbourhood and the city. The course has two key themes:
This immerses you in the realities of sustainable design discourses, namely a vast repository of knowledge and guidance that requires intelligent analysis to construct legible and relevant sustainable design frameworks.
How do we get the tools we need to undertake sustainable design? Building capacity as a concept does not tell you what you need to know but critically how to research and how to communicate that research.
Critical Theories and Practice
Much of what we understand as sustainable architecture is underpinned by theory. We engage with some of the key foundations of environmental design and how it affects design practice in the built environment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop an ability to critically assess sustainable strategies in the built environment.
- Understand the cultural, historic and scientific roots of environmental thought.
- Gain skills in the application of sustainable theory to built environment contexts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||No formal class sessions as the course is delivered through distance learning.
|Keywords||sustainable theory contexts city environmental
|Course organiser||Mr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
|Course secretary||Mrs Lyndsay Hagon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735