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Postgraduate Course: Design Report (ARCH11069)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis core course, taken in the second semester of the M.Arch 2 year, requires the student to produce a comprehensive design report that documents in detail one of the projects that the student has completed during the programme. The design report sets out the research and design development undertaken, incorporating images including the key representations of the project itself.

In order to progress to this course students should have passed their first year design studios, Architectural Technology Research, Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory and their 2nd year 1st semester Design Studios, together with Architectural Management, Practice and Law.
Course description The design report should allow the reader to follow the student's study process, allowing an understanding of the material examined, decisions taken, etc. While the report is an academic document that must be fully referenced and observe all relevant protocols as set out in the briefing materials that will be issued to students, at the same time it is also itself a designed object. It is to be presented bound in hard copy, but may incorporate digital material on a disc (DVD, CD) inserted in the document. No word length is specified, the balance between text and image being a matter for the student.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio C (Integrated) (ARCH11091) OR Architectural Design Studio C (Modular) (ARCH11089)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio D (Integrated) (ARCH11092) OR Architectural Design Studio D (Modular) (ARCH11090)
Students MUST have passed: Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11070)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio A (Integrated) (ARCH11093) OR Architectural Design Studio A (Modular) (ARCH11095) OR Architectural Design Studio G (ARJA11003)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Management, Practice and Law (ARJA11002)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Academic Portfolio 2 (ARJA11001)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, binding; digital storage etc.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 94 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) The course is primarily self-directed.
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Approximate Submission Date : 4th May

Graded and marked learning outcomes-based assessment which is used to produce a single, summative, numerical mark for the course.

Learning Outcomes are all weighted equally.

Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework, presented in the form of the design report. Assessment is made with reference to the ARB Part 2 criteria required to be demonstrated in the course.
Feedback Formative Feedback is written or dedicated verbal tutorial feedback to individual students in response to work in progress. This feedback uses the Learning Outcomes as markers to communicate specific areas for investigation and further development. [Specific dates and times are determined by Course Organiser]
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The ability to communicate, critically appraise and argue the rationale of a design proposal using text and image in the context of a printed report.
  2. Demonstration, through architectural design, of the integration of knowledge in architectural theory, technological and environmental strategies, and an understanding of architecture's professional and economic context.
  3. The development of transferable design skills and techniques through the preparation of a sophisticated graphic document.
Reading List
Studio themes change on an annual basis and are determined by the studio leaders in dialogue with Course Organiser and Programme Director. The Design Report reflects the content of the Architectural Design Studio and so reading lists therefore change with each new thematic and tailored reading lists are issued as part of briefing documents.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Critical understanding of how knowledge is advanced through research to produce clear, logically argued and original written work relating to architectural culture, theory and design;

Ability to evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals;
Additional Class Delivery Information Class times to be confirmed. This course is largely self directed with introductory lectures and seminars
KeywordsCommunication,Design,Technology and Environment,Research
Course organiserMr Adrian Hawker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2319
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
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