Core Module Information
Module title: Architectural Practice and Management

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

Module code: BSV10112
Module leader: Suha Jaradat
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Professional indemnity insurance, the business of design, the CIATCode of Conduct and Disciplinary
Procedures, ethics and social corporate responsibility, collateral design warranties, managing quality in
design, analysis and technical evaluation of complex building projects, sustainable design and building
performance, impact of building information modelling on professional services.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1:analyse and evaluate the final technical solution for a complex project.
LO2: apply management techniques to building information modelling and design quality control;
LO3: analyse the professional services required in building design.
LO4: evaluate the interactive activities required to run an efficient and reliable professional business.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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: Suha Jaradat
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs Students are provided with lectures on the
topics covered in the module (l.o. 1,2,3,4). The lectures are reinforced with notes and further reading
references. Use is made of guest lecturers from practice and site visits (l.o. 3, 4). CIATStudent
information pack is provided to the students (l.o 4). Students are encouraged to generate and answer
their own questions to the project provided in the coursework (l.o. 1). Research / teaching linkages A
substantial amount of research material generated by the Institute for Sustainable Construction is
embedded in the teaching material of this module. Supporting equality and diversity The variety of
teaching methods ensure that a range of backgrounds and aptitudes are catered for. Timetabled
academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.
Internationalisation This module contains references to buildings and practices not just in the UK but

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is in the form of an interim submission which is a draft report to provide students
with opportunities to get informal feedback on their reports.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is in the form of an individual assessment based on a practical exercise. The
students are to assume the role of a Technical Director responsible for design and project management
for an architectural practice and prepare a report.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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