Module title: Architectural Practice and Management

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

Module code: BSV10112
Module leader: Robert Mason
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

Module code: BSV09105, BSV09102
Module title: Architectural Technology 3, Building Design and Technology 3
Architectural Technology and Building Design and Technology subjects equivalent to SCQF Level 9.

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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 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 off air television recordings and guest lecturers from practice.(l.o. 3, 4) CIAT Student information pack is provided to the students.(l.o 4) In preparation for the examination past papers and model solutions are used in the class. Students are encouraged to generate and answer their own questions to case studies provided.(l.o. 1)
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Provides experiential learning of the architectural technologists workplace, a skill much valued by employers.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Summative assessment is in the form of a time limited, closed book, invigilated examination partly based on a re-released published case study of a recently completed major building project. The students are given a copy of the case study at least 2 weeks before the examination in order that they can become familiar with the complex brief and the design team's response in the form of the completed building.(l.o. 1, 2, 3, 4,)
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. Some of the lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (in Moodle) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
This module contains references to buildings in Europe, Asia and the USA to illustrate emerging technologies. The case study used in the end of module examination will normally feature a building constructed in the U.K.

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 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 100 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 100
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Professional indemnity insurance, the business of design, the CIAT Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, , 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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV10112 Architectural Practice and Management