Module Details

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Title Thesis: Design
Code ARCH620
Coordinator Mr MW Knight
Architecture
M.W.Knight@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 7 FHEQ Summer (June-September) 60

Aims

To develop and practise academic skills in identifying a current design problem, formulating an analysis strategy, managing the design process and drawing relevant conclusions from the design project and response to any research findings To develop the idea of an architectural design as a vehicle to apply research study and information drawn from architectural literature To develop a deeper understanding in depth of a relevant body of design precedent and literature


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To identifyan appropriate research topic that can be investigated and reported on through sourcesof information that be in the form of written and/or design output.

(LO2) To design an effective project using appropriate methods (e.g. literature review, case study) and techniques

(LO3) To manage the research process effectively within given resources and meeting milestones on time

(LO4) To gain a deeper understanding of a particular topic in a chosen subject area

(LO5) To form independent and objective views on issues in a specialised subject area,

(LO6) To produce:either a well-written, clearly presented consistently referenced and properly formatted Dissertationor a well-conceived, appropriate, well-supported and well-executed design project

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S2) Improving own learning/performance - Self-awareness/self-analysis

(S3) Improving own learning/performance - Personal action planning

(S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

(S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S6) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual


Syllabus

 

The themeof the module will change from year to year in the light of current themes andissues in the profession and with the specific degree programme.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: The module is taught through studio based tutorials by both full time and part time staff

Teaching Method 2 - Assessment
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Studio based – digital portfolio review plus work display (90%) and additional material (sketches, models, drawings, etc.) Use and development of process through a wiki on VITAL (10%) Assessed by studio tutorial staff involved, moderated by other school staff and external examiner


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     95

    1

96
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 504
TOTAL HOURS 600

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :summer  digital portfolio su    100       

Recommended Texts

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