Core Module Information
Module title: Surveying 3

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09101
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Knowledge of surveying (to 2nd year university level)

Description of module content:

Fire protection, stone care erosion and repair, asbestos removal and management, appropriate use of lime in conservation, working knowledge of Historic Scotland, funding sources

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse the maintenance profiles of building elements;
LO2: evaluate factors causing decay and deterioration;
LO3: assess the techniques and practice of conservation and maintenance;
LO4: develop skills in building inspection;
LO5: analyse historic building processes and assess and evaluate the value of building conservation

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Grant Sinclair
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures deal with the basics of the subject and seek to convey the knowledge base to the students. Tutorials and practical work is used to encourage students to apply management skills applied to conservation and preservation of historic buildings. Tutorials are also effective in producing argument for and against conservation in different circumstances. The module looks at conservation methods employed internationally and uses examples of excellence from the UK and Europe to define solutions and good practice.
Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching notes and have directed reading specified in the module study guide. Some of the individual topics benefit from some of the top Scottish external experts giving directed guest lectures which keep the module up to date and give a deep understanding of their specific subject areas. The module deals with old and historic buildings, which is essential for Built Environment students, consideing the percentage of building stock that falls directly into this category.

Reaserach/teaching linkages
Laboratory based exercises will provide opportunities for exploration and discussion around topics and provides the opportunity to link the material delivered in the formal lectures with practical demonstrations. Where appropriate this also provides the opportunity for staff to introduce students to relevant areas of their current research.

Supporting equality and diversity
The nature of the delivery of the various components that make up this module provides scope for engaging students in the module contenet in ways which can be varied to accomodate a wide range of needs. Particular attention will be given to students with specific special needs, on an individual basis, to ensure that they receive an equivalent experience.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by one piece of coursework which is designed to develop the students' practical and written skills.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 96
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 104
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV09101 Surveying 3