Postgraduate Course: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075)
|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 course emulates the role of the researcher- practitioner, recognising that most architectural projects necessitate a level of technological investigation as a prerequisite to successful integrated design.
The course runs throughout Semester 1 with a series of trigger lectures on contemporary architectural technology and environmental issues. Students are required to develop and research a particular technological theme. The output from this will be prepared and presented as a distributed knowledge based resource to all students on the M.Arch programme through the student portal/LEARN. The study will be selected from a range of topics provided agreed by the M.Arch tutors. Students may choose to select alternative topics subject to agreement with course organiser.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
External Visit Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- An ability to appraise the technological and environmental conditions specific to issues in contemporary architecture, eg. sustainable design.
- An ability to analyse and synthesise technological and environmental information pertinent to particular context (eg. users, environment).
- An ability to organise, assimilate and present technological and environmental information in the board context of architectural design to peer groups.
- An understanding of the potential impact of technological and environmental decisions of architectural design on a broader context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course must be taken in Year 1 of the M.Arch.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Semester 1, Lectures: Mondays 10.00 - 12.00, Tutorials Mondays 13:00 - 17:00
|Course organiser||Dr Kate Carter
Tel: (0131 6)50 2323
|Course secretary||Ms Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744