Civil Engineering with Architecture BEng/MEng

Architecture C1 ENG1008

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course provides a foundation, introducing students to the process of architectural design, the skills of drawing, both freehand and orthographic projection, and simple model making, required to carry out and present a design project, the language used to describe the design project, the design process and sensitivity to the quality of a drawing and the quality of an observation.


One afternoon per week throughout semesters 1 and 2

Excluded Courses





100% Portfolio

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ introduce students to the process of design and to architectural design in particular;

■ introduce some of the skills required to undertake an architectural design project;

■ begin the process of teaching how and why architects think the way they do.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ show a basic awareness of architecture and how architects design;

■ recognise the design process by designing at a simple level;

■ illustrate some of the basic techniques of representation - drawing and simple model making;

■ explain a basic understanding of the language of architecture in verbal and graphic communication;

■ represent simple design projects within the studio context;

■ show some initiative and independence in carrying out defined design projects.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all tutorials

Timely submission of all assignments