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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Sustainable Design Elaboration (ARCH11042)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis project asks you to research and interrogate the work you will undertake in the Advanced Sustainable Design Project. It asks you to test your design proposals using a rigorous methodology of your devising based on the software tools available, and to consider how this testing procedure can be used to amend and refine the design in the light of your research findings, as an integrated process.

The course in many ways reflects a tension between creativity found in architectural design process and the predicted measurable performance of your proposal. Advanced sustainable Design Elaboration is an opportunity for you to test your design propositions for example in terms of energy consumption, carbon emissions and thermal comfort.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Advanced Sustainable Design Project (ARCH11041)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 32, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be assessed based on the submission of a written report that will comprise 100% of the mark for the course. The report will address all of the learning outcomes for this course.
Feedback Formative feedback is given to you during the course to help you understand the learning material and assist you in the assignments we ask you to do. Summative feedback is given on a finished piece of assignment work that advises you how well you have performed in terms of the aims and objectives of the assignment and overall in relation to the course.

You will have at least 2 formal formative feedback points on submission of draft strategy and methodology for the assignment. You will receive feedback on your work at tutorial and workshop sessions throughout the semester.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Gain skill in the selection of analysis techniques for use in the elaboration and testing of building design proposals.
  2. Acquire knowledge and ability in formulating relevant strategies to test and assess a building design proposal.
  3. Have an understanding in the interpretation of an assessment of a building design and proposals to refine and improve the design.
  4. Gain skills in the production of a report that is clear, incisive and informative in the use of both text and graphical formats.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information studio tutorials as advised
Keywordsstudio architecture sustainable design elaboration environmental
Course organiserMr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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