Core Module Information
Module title: Architectural Technology 1

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

Module code: BSV07408
Module leader: Masoud Sajjadian
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module lays down the founding principles of Architectural Technology. Specifically for domestic building design and construction. The module carries forward the learning outcomes of Building Design and Technology 1, Building Modelling 1 and Architectural Detailing. This is augmented with the introduction of architectural strategies and the application of technology to enable you to design a low carbon / energy efficient home.

the module contains group work; thought experiments; studio based design work; application of Scottish Building Standards (SBS); evaluation and application of low and zero carbon generating technologies; computational evaluation of sustainability and the development of soft skills - verbal and graphical communication of complex ideas, conflict resolution and negotiations.

the module’s content:
? design strategies - size, shape and form
? proximity of spaces (analysis)
? human comfort - heat, ventilation and cooling
? hygrothermal behaviour of materials
? balancing energy demand with energy generation
? parts of Section 3 SBS - environment
? parts of Section 4 SBS - safety
? parts of Section 6 SBS - energy
? parts of Section 7 SBS - sustainability

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: relate the founding principles of sustainability to building design
LO2: apply the fundamentals of activity space, safety and access relating to domestic building design
LO3: outline construction methods and supply chain to achieve domestic building designs
LO4: describe design strategies to reduce energy demand and carbon emissions in domestic buildings
LO5: demonstrate development of soft skills through presentation of architectural concepts and application of technology

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Masoud Sajjadian
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 7
Independent Learning Guided independent study 166
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1,2,4,5 1 HOURS= 1
Project - Written 70 1,2,3,5 7 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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