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ARC3014 : Professional Practice and Management 3.1

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the issues involved in being an architect within the context of the construction industry. It is designed to develop students understanding of the profession of architecture, the role of the architect in society, and the regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning. The module also introduces students to issues associated with managing the process of design and the practice of architecture.

The module is based around the ARB/RIBA syllabus for practice, management and law and covers the five required subject areas; Professionalism; Clients, users and delivery of services; Legal framework and processes; Practice and management; and Building procurement. These topics covered are in lectures and in the suggested reading. This module is assessed via a 2500 word professional practice report related to design project work.

Outline Of Syllabus

The topics covered by the module are drawn from the five subject areas: Professionalism; Clients, users and delivery of services; Legal framework and processes; Practice and management; and Building procurement. At the conclusion of each section case studies are used to illustrate the topics in practical applications.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion125:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A complete lecture and assessment programme is issued at the first lecture.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M1002000 word (equivalent) professional practice report related to design project work
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The professional practice report requires students to apply their knowledge of professional practice in the context of a Stage 3 design project, and will therefore offer more scope for students to achieve the learning outcomes of the module. The key skills developed are written communication in assessed work, problem solving, professional skills and the ability for independent management of learning and time. The module prepares students for their professional practice experience following the completion of the BA

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