Civil Engineering with Architecture BEng/MEng

Architecture C3 ENG3007

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course begins with the researching, analysing, and presenting of precedent architectural examples of houses, relating to the main studio programme of a House Design.  The House Design programme requires the examination and investigation of the influence of context in making proposals reflecting an architectural and structural ambition.


One afternoon per week throughout semesters 1 and 2

Excluded Courses





Assessment based entirely on portfolio, submitted after the completion of the course.

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. 


It is not practicable to offer reassessment of the mini project element of this course as that requires practical or group work.

Course Aims

The aims of the course are to:

■ reinforce ability developed in Architecture C2;

■ introduce students to architectural projects that are small-scale but multicellular;

■ introduce site analysis and context as significant issues. Research and analysis of existing projects of a similar scale will be required.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ recognise the architectural potential of simple structures and construction in the design of a moderately complex building;

■ differentiate materials, their colour, texture, size and weight;

■ illustrate the treatment and representation of landscape as a site for a design project;

■ show ability in three-dimensional (3-D) drawing technique;

■ evaluate and compare historical, recent, and contemporary buildings.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at all tutorials

Timely submission of all assignments