Civil Engineering with Architecture BEng/MEng

Architecture C2 ENG2008

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course consolidates the design skills from Architecture C1, leading to the investigation of a simple building. Students also prepare individual investigations of a given significant engineer, their ideas, theories, influences, and, most importantly, practice and built work; on which to base a presentation to the year group.


One afternoon per week throughout semesters 1 and 2

Excluded Courses





Assessment based on portfolio, submitted after the completion of the course, and seminar presentations.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


In exceptional circumstances, with mitigation, portfolio re-submission for August examination diet may be permitted.

Course Aims

The aims of the course are to:

■ begin to focus the skills developed in Architecture C1;

■ begin to test students' utilisation of what they have learned;

■ continue developing skills, particularly CAD, drawing and 3-D modelling, using small scale projects which include some structural analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ illustrate spatial organisation, orientation, anthropometrics, natural lighting, vertical and horizontal circulation, through the design of a simple building or structure;

■ evaluate information from reading and analysing architectural and engineering drawings from publications;

■ summarise an example of contemporary engineering design and thinking in relation to architecture;

■ explain and communicate ideas both visually and verbally.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all tutorials

Timely submission of all assignments