Module title: Architectural Technology 3

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

Module code: BSV09105
Module leader: Robert Mason
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

Module code: BSV08103
Module title: Architectural Design 2
Examples of equivalent learning: Evidence of design project work at a similar level to Architectural Design 2 (SCQF level 8)

2018/9, 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: Robert Mason
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LO's:
The module is taught as a design studio that includes presentations, group discussions, demonstrations and both group and individual tutorials.

Precedent Study
The precedent study is a directed problem based learning experience where student groups are required to research the information on their chosen work activity. They must analyse their findings and present them to their peer group as part of the formative assessment process. A short written report should be submitted along with the presentation. (LOs 1 & 2)

Design Project
This requires the students to reflect on their research findings in order to critically appraise the design brief. Formative feedback is given to the students on an individual basis weekly as their designs develop and individual tasks are agreed on a weekly basis. (LOs 3 & 4)

Detail Design Project
This requires the students to use problem solving techniques to design detailed technical solutions that are appropriate for their building designs. Formative feedback is given on a weekly basis as their designs develop and individual tasks are agreed on a weekly basis. (LO 5)

Portfolio
Students are required to reflect on the feedback given and to incorporate any changes into their portfolio submissions (LO 6)
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
The following employability skills are embedded and assessed:
Group Work - students work in groups to undertake a precedent study on a work process and to present their findings to their peer group.
Communication - students are required to present their findings graphically, digitally and orally.
IT - students are required to use PowerPoint to present their digital presentations
Portfolio - students are required to reflect on all their submissions as forming part of their design portfolio that they will use to demonstrate their abilities to prospective employers in interviews.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1 & 2 3 HOURS= 0, WORDS= GRP REPORT
Project - Written 50 3 & 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2A1DRAWING
Project - Written 25 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2A1DRAWING
Portfolio 5 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module has two parts: a group precedent study and a design project for a work place.
Precedent Study
Students are required to work in small groups to examine and analyse the work process that is undertaken in a particular building and to reflect on how the building has been designed to accommodate that process. This task is personalised by allowing the students to choose the building to be studied.
Design Project
The design project will require students to critically appraise the design brief, reflect on their findings and develop their own individual response to the design programme. It will require students to prepare individual design solutions including technical design solutions for their designs and to justify their designs within the site context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse the work activity undertaken in a place of work;
LO2: critically reflect on the process undertaken in the place of work and present research findings;
LO3: interpret the requirements and provide a rationale for brief development;
LO4: provide a rational for the design approach taken and justify the building solution in its context;
LO5: utilise a problem solving approach to create technical detail design solutions;
LO6: develop and present a portfolio.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV09105 Architectural Technology 3