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
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
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