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Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Tectonics (ARCH10003)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is focused on extending students' capacity to operate with different approaches to architectural design. Students are asked to develop specific approaches to design problems in a coherent manner, deploying skills in architectural design and communication gained in earlier Stages. The course concentrates on developing architectural designs that integrate programmatic, formal, material, structural and budgetary considerations. The course is offered in a number of parallel design studios that sustain the overarching pedagogical aims through varying and distinctive sub-themes. Students produce coherent architectural designs of moderate complexity communicated with clarity and precision.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design: In Place (ARCH08007) AND Architectural Design: Any Place (ARCH08006) AND Technology and Environment 2A: Building Environment (ARCH08028) AND Technology and Environment 2B: Building Fabric (ARCH08027)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis course is only open to students on an approved exchange with ESALA.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 12, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77, Fieldwork Hours 8, External Visit Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 14, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 259 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework.
Students on the BA Architecture Programme are permitted a maximum of two assessment attempts to pass this course.
Feedback During weekly tutorials, aural feedback is delivered by the tutors. The two reviews per semester offer an opportunity for additional aural feedback by tutors and other critics. In the second half of the semester, tutors provide written formative feedback on performance, and an additional written feedback is provided at the end of the semester after conclusion and examination.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of tectonic, structural, constructional, environmental and contextual matters
  2. Research, analyse, synthesize and integrate with design an appropriate technological approach
  3. Demonstrate skills in deploying specified two- and three-dimensional representational techniques correspondent with accepted architectural conventions.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsStudio,Integration of technical knowledge
Course organiserMr Iain Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 5785
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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