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AR50475: Multidisciplinary project

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Design Portfolio (CW 80% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
  • Presentation (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Synopsis: Work effectively with students on different construction-related MSc courses to collectively develop the design of a building.

Investigate aspects related to your MSc in depth.
Intended Learning Outcomes: Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop the outline design of a building.

Communicate the outcomes as if to a professional client team.

Develop an element of the building design in detail, as appropriate for your course.
Content: Applying the relevant RIBA stages of work to the design process

Understanding and applying client, site and project requirements for effective planning and architectural design solutions

Investigating detailed design and performance principles and specifications; as appropriate to the course of study

Understanding and applying relevant regulations and standards

Applying key factors for sustainable and resilient design, repair and renovation, operation and management of buildings; as appropriate to the course of study.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50475 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering


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