Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Introducing Architecture and Landscape Technology

Course summary

Course code: ENVI1165
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Architecture and Landscape
Course Coordinator(s): Rahesh Ram


Introduction and rationale

This new 15 credit course replaces the first half of an existing 30 credit course which introduced architectural technology. This new course will be shared with both architect and landscape students. The second half of the original course will be a new 15 credit applied technology course for architecture. Landscape students will have their own 15 credit course of applied landscape technology.

Pre and co requisites



This course is to introduce the student to the environmental and physical sciences that influence the design of architecture and landscape.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Have an overview of how climate on a global scale can influence local environments and in turn influence architecture and landscape design

2. Gather climatic and environmental data of their site

3. Have an overview of conservation in relations to energy consumption, solar gain, ventilation, daylight, water use and waste.

4. Have an overview of soil makeup and its relationship to architecture and landscape.

5. Have an overview of the basic physics of structures and construction

6. Have an overview of materials and their qualities.

Indicative content

The contents will include:
• Climate on a global scale (Learning Outcome(s) 1)

• Site Conditions (Learning Outcome(s) 1,2,3,5)

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

• Conservation (Learning Outcome(s) 1,2,3,4,5)

• Physics of building structures (Learning Outcome(s) 5)

• Materials and their qualities (Learning Outcome 6)

• Basic Construction (Learning Outcome 5)

Teaching and learning activity

The course is taught through a series of lectures/seminars/ workshops all based on specific topics.


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Individual submission.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment:Learning Outcomes:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Weighting% 100
Pass Mark 40
WordLength 1500.
Outline Details Digital.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting students learning:Feedback through workshops, seminars and lectures.