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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Sustainable Design Dissertation (distance learning) (ARCH11044)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryTThis 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.

The principal intention of the Dissertation is to provide you with an opportunity to investigate an architectural topic to a greater extent, in written form, than has been possible so far in your Masters Programme. A dissertation is more than just a description of gathered research material. The best dissertations use this newly acquired knowledge of a topic as the basis for a critical understanding and the synthesis of a personal interpretation. The Dissertation also involves the skills of working within the realm of academic research methodology, the gathering of information and the development of ideas in a mature and independent manner, and presenting them in a well-written, properly annotated format. You can choose a dissertation topic within the overall field covered by this masters degree. You can base your research area on curriculum from the programme or from your own professional and academic contexts.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) As the project is mainly research-based, we look for a substantial text in the region of 13 000 to 15 000 words. If your research involves work in design and visual representation then the text can be more concise, but at no point should the length of any text be less than 9000 words. The dissertation submission addresses all the learning outcomes of the course.
Feedback You will receive formative feedback at the following points:
Preparation of the research question
Submission of dissertation plan
In addition, you can expect no less than four meeting and feedback sessions with your tutor.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Display the ability to independently define and critically appraise the ideas and work of others in the context of sustainable theory, strategies and the built environment.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to define rigorous aims and objectives and deploy them in the formation of critical and reflective research activity.
  3. Show skill in the production of a substantial text that is well structured, written, referenced and illustrated.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information no formal class sessions as course delivered by distance learning.
Keywordssustainable design architecture dissertation
Course organiserMr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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