Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Architectural Design Technology 1

Course summary

Course code: ARCT1069
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Architecture and Landscape
Course Coordinator(s): ACH TBA


Introduction and rationale

This new 15 credit course in applied architectural technology replaces the second half of an existing 30 credit course BUIL 1166 which introduced and applied architectural technology. For introducion in 2016/17.

Pre and co requisites



This course is for students to reflect on the ‘Introduction to Technology’ course and apply their understanding of it to their design projects.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1. demonstrate how a site’s environmental issues affect architecture design and how design strategies are derived from environmental and climatic data

2. demonstrate how their designs respond to ideas of conservation, solar gain, ventilation requirements, daylight needs, water use and waste management.

3. demonstrate how soil makeup influence structural strategies .

4. demonstrate the basic understanding of physics of structures

5. demonstrate an understanding of materials and their qualities

6. demonstrate a basic understanding of construction

Indicative content

The contents will include:

• Site Conditions (Learning Outcome(s) 1,3)

• Building environmental performance and conservation ((Learning Outcome(s) 1,2,3)

• Physics of building structures (Learning Outcome(s) 3,4)

• Materials and their qualities (Learning Outcome 5)

• Basic Construction (Learning Outcome 6)

Teaching and learning activity

The course is taught through a series of seminars and workshops. Student will apply their technical theoretical understanding to their design project, the outcome of which will be a series of drawings explaining the technical aspects of their design.


Individual Submission of Technical Portfolio - 100% weighting, 40% pass mark. Word length - 1500.