Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Professional Skills 1

Course summary

Course code: BUIL1178
Level: 4
Credits: 30
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Built Environment
Course Coordinator(s): Anthony Kelly

Specification

Pre and co requisites

None.

Introduction and rationale

None

Aims

This course aims to develop key skills - those that are discipline specific and more general study skills. The specific skills include land surveying, measured surveys and technical drawing. An undergraduate also needs to develop skills associated with the evaluation of reference material, academic referencing, examination technique and public speaking/presenting.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Begin to understand undergraduate level skills of research, the analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information drawn from various sources; academic referencing and exam technique;
2. understand how to use basic land surveying equipment for measuring land in the horizontal and vertical planes and be able to produce plans of small sites from survey data and notes;
3. survey and measure a simple building, producing survey notes to a standard format;
4. produce technical drawings of a small building to a standard format from survey notes;
5. begin to understand commercially available Computer Aided Draughting software for the electronic production of technical drawings.

Indicative content

• Study skills: In-class tuition and exercises to improve analytical and evaluative abilities; academic referencing and exam technique.
• Land surveying: In-class tuition and exercises in chain surveying, levelling and theodolite use.
• Measured surveys and drawing: In-class tuition and a survey of a small building and manual production of as-built drawings to a standard format.
• Computer Aided Draughting: In-lab tuition and Introductory exercise requiring the production of construction drawings to a standard format.

Teaching and learning activity

Lectures, supervised practical surveying sessions, tutorials and supervised computer lab sessions.

Assessment

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Study Skills written paper and presentation.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these):1
Grading Mode: Percentage.
Weighting % 20%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length: 600
Outline Details: Written paper & oral presentation.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning.In-class tutorial.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment:Surveying Measured surveys and drawing project.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 2,3,4.
Grading Mode: Percentage.
Weighting % 40%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length: 1200
Outline Details: Survey, notes & drawing.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning.In-class tutorial.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Computer-Aided Draughting project
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these):4,5.
Grading Mode: Percentage.
Weighting % 40%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length: 1200
Outline Details: Production of drawing.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning.In-class tutorial.