Module title: Design Project & Technical Report

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: BSV11130
Module leader: Julio Bros Williamson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

BSV10110
Architectural Technology 4
A design portfolio that is equivalent to the outcomes for the module above.

2017/8, Trimester 3, 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: John Wood
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.
Technical Report
The technical report is a directed problem based learning experience where the student is required to research and analyse a building type that relates to the building type of the design project being addressed. The findings must be presented in the form of a technical report and a digital presentation that will be delivered to their pier group as part of the formative assessment process. The technical report must also contain the design brief (programme) for the proposed building development (LO's 1, & 2)
Design Project
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. (LO 3, 4 & 6)
Detail Design Project
This requires the students to use problem solving techniques to design detail 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 & 6)
Students are required to reflect on their solutions and justify the decisions that they have made (LO 6)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Communication - students are required to present their findings graphically, digitally and orally.
Media - students are required to use appropriate media for the presentation of their design solutions
Technical Report - students are required to reflect on their design and technical solutions and evaluate their effectiveness.

Assessment (formative and summative):
Formative feedback is provided throughout the trimester in the design tutorials and at the design reviews. This process also involves peer-to-peer learning.

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 Seminar 24
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 504
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1 & 2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 50 3, 4 & 6 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4A1DRAWING
Project - Written 30 5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3A1DRAWING
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Wood
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.
Technical Report
The technical report is a directed problem based learning experience where the student is required to research and analyse a building type that relates to the building type of the design project being addressed. The findings must be presented in the form of a technical report and a digital presentation that will be delivered to their pier group as part of the formative assessment process. The technical report must also contain the design brief (programme) for the proposed building development (LO's 1, & 2)
Design Project
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. (LO 3, 4 & 6)
Detail Design Project
This requires the students to use problem solving techniques to design detail 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 & 6)
Students are required to reflect on their solutions and justify the decisions that they have made (LO 6)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Communication - students are required to present their findings graphically, digitally and orally.
Media - students are required to use appropriate media for the presentation of their design solutions
Technical Report - students are required to reflect on their design and technical solutions and evaluate their effectiveness.

Assessment (formative and summative):
Formative feedback is provided throughout the trimester in the design tutorials and at the design reviews. This process also involves peer-to-peer learning.

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 Practical classes and workshops 60
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 504
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,2 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 50 3,4,6 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 5,6 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Wood
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.
Technical Report
The technical report is a directed problem based learning experience where the student is required to research and analyse a building type that relates to the building type of the design project being addressed. The findings must be presented in the form of a technical report and a digital presentation that will be delivered to their pier group as part of the formative assessment process. The technical report must also contain the design brief (programme) for the proposed building development (LO's 1, & 2)
Design Project
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. (LO 3, 4 & 6)
Detail Design Project
This requires the students to use problem solving techniques to design detail 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 & 6)
Students are required to reflect on their solutions and justify the decisions that they have made (LO 6)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Communication - students are required to present their findings graphically, digitally and orally.
Media - students are required to use appropriate media for the presentation of their design solutions
Technical Report - students are required to reflect on their design and technical solutions and evaluate their effectiveness.

Assessment (formative and summative):
Formative feedback is provided throughout the trimester in the design tutorials and at the design reviews. This process also involves peer-to-peer learning. Students are required to reflect on their submissions and the feedback given and

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 60
Face To Face Seminar 24
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 504
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Project - Practical 50 3,4,6 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 30 5,6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module is design studio based and is largely problem based student centred learning. Throughout the module students will be supported by a series of design tutorials. At the start of the module these tutorials will be group tutorials wherever possible with individual tutorials being more common towards the end of the module.
There are two elements to the module, a technical report and a design project. The technical report will be based on research undertaken by the student on an area that is relevant to the design project. The design project will be subdivided into two main parts – the design and the detail design. The design phase will require students to critically appraise the design brief and to reflect on their findings and to develop their own individual response to the design programme and the findings of their technical report. It will require students to prepare individual design solutions including technical design solutions for their designs and to evaluate them. The detail phase will involve the preparation of a series of detailed drawings of the building and students must justify the decisions that they have made.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to…
LO1: Analyse the function and the proposed building identify the key design issues
LO2: Develop a brief for the proposed building for a specific location
LO3: Provide a rational for the design approach taken and justify the building solution adopted
LO4: Justify the form of the development within its particular location and within the context of the site
LO5: Synthesise and evaluate technical detail design solutions for the major elements of the design including the structure, building envelope and the services installation
LO6: Present the building design through a series of drawings, diagrams and models and justify the decisions made during the final design review/presentation.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV11130 Design Project and Technical Report