Postgraduate Course: Sustainable Design Methodologies (distance learning) (ARCH11040)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all 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.
We look at how some of the theory contained in Sustainable Theory and Contexts are translated into design proposals. The course is speculative in nature where credit is given to process and creativity. We examine two specific themes:
We explore at an urban scale the role of both physical and virtual infrastructures in the formation of settlement frameworks. We look at utopias, autonomy and connection and how a specific position can affect design propositions.
We enquire at the scale of the building how environmental response and building skin can transform working environments and minimise impact in the built environment. We look at how existing buildings and structures can be retrofitted and made inherently adaptable and flexible.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop understanding as to the role of the built environment in the establishment of effective sustainable strategies.
- Acquire knowledge and capability to articulate programmatic and technical criteria within a diverse spectrum of architectural cultural contexts.
- Gain skills in the presentation and communication of sustainable design concepts and strategies
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||No formal class times as the course is delivered through distance learning
|Keywords||sustainable design strategies home workplace environmental
|Course organiser||Mr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
|Course secretary||Mrs Lyndsay Hagon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735