Core Module Information
Module title: Architectural detailing GA

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV07407
Module leader: Masoud Sajjadian
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

This module will provide a fundamental understanding of architectural detailing which is required for a career within the built environment.

Here you will use a variety of drawing tools to produce your architectural details. You will explore the importance of drawing styles, methods and industry appropriate conventions.

This module is delivered in a design studio environment. Here you will receive specific lectures, augmented with tutorial time to develop your architectural detailing skills. You will have access to the module team to produce architectural details which will make up part of this module's assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the styles and conventions for drawing an architectural detail

LO2: Understanding drawing scales and dimensions

LO3: Appropriately label (annotate) an architectural detail

LO4: Describe a two dimensional architectural detail

LO5: Convert materials into an architectural detail

LO6: Produce technical drawings showing an architectural detail

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Masoud Sajjadian
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is structured into elements to contextualise the importance of each step to delivering an appropriate technical drawing of architectural details.

The lecture format method is used to elevate the students understanding of LO1, LO2 and LO3.

Tutorials are ran in parallel which include formative feed-forward sessions underpinning LO4, LO5 and LO6.

The module will augment the teaching required for LO1,2 and 3 to achieve the learning required for LO4 and 5. LO6 will be the culmination of the student's time within the module.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills:
The module is designed from conception to enhance employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills. With that in mind the teaching methods and LO as such that students expand and enhance their verbal and graphical communication and problem solving skills.

The students are also introduced and encourage to use computer aided design (CAD) and early level building information modelling (BIM) software. Industry applicable Building Standards on drawing conventions and professional skills will be core to the learning methods.

Formative Assessment:
Augmented within the tutoiral sessions, set as a mock version of summative assessment. Formative assessments completed by the module team to drive the student's learning and application of knowledge.

Summative Assessment:
Technical drawings of architectural details. Verbal presentation supported by presentation of information.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Work based learning 170
Face To Face Lecture 16.5
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 13.5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Technical Drawing 20 1,2, 3, 4 1 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Technical Drawing 80 5 and 6 10 HOURS= 06.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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