Core Module Information
Module title: Architectural Technology 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08103
Module leader: Mina Jowkar
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Module code: BSV07101
Module title: Architectural Design 1
Examples of equivalent learning: Architectural Design 1 equivalent to SCQF level 7

Description of module content:

The module is driven by continual assessments, by which the students demonstrate their understanding of the design fundamentals for educational buildings. This is evaluated through progress reviews and student presentations. Weekly lectures deliver the fundamentals of non-domestic building design and to elevate the students conceptual thinking from domestic to non-domestic building designs. Weekly design discussions with the students are part of the formative feed-forward process poster/slide presentations.

The module and assessments are structured to cover the intermediate principles of designing non-domestic and education buildings which include techniques for presenting conceptual designs:
? Design inspirations, architectural philosophies and ethoses
? Relationship between the educational building and the school’s pedagogy
? Secure by design
? Influences from local surrounding architecture
? Geometric form and shape
? Sizes and scales
? Structural components
? Construction logistics
? Circulation and flow through and around a building
? Room selection and activity spaces
? Relationship between the building and landscape
? Hard and soft landscape
? Environmental influences and considerations
? External and internal building materials and aesthetics
? Renewable energy technologies
? Passive and low energy design
? Ventilation strategies
? Interpreting and meeting client briefs
? Presenting technical drawings and models of the building
? Techniques to visualise technical drawings to showcase conceptual designs
? Architectural vocabulary

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: undertake collaborative group work;
LO2: understand and discuss the aspects pertinent to the design of educational buildings;
LO3: analyse the needs and experiences of different types of building users;
LO4: apply the principles of energy efficiency and sustainable design to educational buildings;
LO5: develop and rationalise design solutions to meet user requirements;
LO6: present, articulate and visualise design work effectively;

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mina Jowkar
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Face To Face Tutorial 60
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 22
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1,2,3 3 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2 A1 DRAW
Project - Written 25 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= A1 DRAWING
Portfolio 5 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Architectural Technology 2 BSV08103