Core Module Information
Module title: Architectural Design & Technology

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11158
Module leader: Mina Jowkar
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

1: Architectural Design
Design project undertaken in teams, interdisciplinary or individually (TBC year-on-year) based on a client's design brief with emphasis on architectural design, aesthetics and developing a robust concept. Output: conceptual design.
2: Architectural Technology
Modern methods of construction (MMC) technology and their application to the design devised above. Examples topics can include (non-exhaustive): MMC typologies, manufacturing, logistics and construction processes. Output: spatially coordinated design with details showing MMC application.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Evaluate MMC buildings, structures or systems and critically appraise their architectural design & technology
LO2: Critically reflect on the relationship between structural form and architectural form and how design is influenced by the user experience, client’s requirements and technology
LO3: Demonstrate the transferable skills and architectural knowledge developed during this module
LO4: Critically explore the role of various design strategies in creating sustainable 'healthy' architecture
LO5: Produce and deliver effective digital presentations

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Mina Jowkar
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 33
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 70 1, 2, 4 14/15 , WORDS= 1000
Oral Presentation 10 5 13 HOURS= 00.50
Reflective Log 20 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.25, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

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