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ARC5020 : Exchange Study Project (Semester 2)

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Ivan Marquez Munoz
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0
European Credit Transfer System


The Student Exchange Programme has been negotiated to enable Stage 5 MArch students to carry out study abroad at worldwide partner schools of architecture.

The other schools involved in this agreement are those listed in the International Office website ( ) which might be updated yearly as a result of reviewing of existing agreements and the establishment of new partnerships.

The Student Exchange Programme gives students the opportunity to take modules in the partner institutions during their exchange abroad, and to gain recognition for those credits back in Newcastle to be considered in their degrees. Furthermore, the Exchange Programme offers the possibility to engage in a different culture and to develop foreign language skills. Students will be expected to engage fully with the educational experience available through the programmes of the host institution.

Outline Of Syllabus

The student exchange will take place in the second semester of Stage 5 and those taking part will be expected to carry out the programmes of study as offered by the host institution.
Providing the work is to a passing standard, it will be accepted as equivalent to the Stage 5 work it replaces. Marks awarded during the Exchange Programme will be moderated against the standard in Newcastle for their recognition in the degree.

NB A full year exchange option is available between Stage 5 and Stage 6 through taking the route of Master of Architecture with International Study Year. Destinations available to both exchanges (semester 2 only, or year-long International Study Year) might be different depending on signed partnerships and availability of places. Further information and details are available for each year in the International Office relevant website –listed above– in due course.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1600:00600:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

N/A - Study abroad exchange module, students undertake work at another institution. Pattern of study shall be agreed with the Exchange Coordinator in Architecture and the Degree Programme Director before the commencement of the period of study, as well as with the relevant Exchange Coordinator at the host institution during the time abroad. The student is responsible to manage this document, discuss it, and fill it on time – i.e. prior to the exchange start.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2A100A provisional mark will be calculated as the weighted average from the module marks obtained at the partner institution
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exchange module - students complete work at host institution.

The marks obtained from the host institution are considered provisional. Students returning to Newcastle will undergo a formal academic and design portfolio review about their work abroad whilst at host institution and will receive a final mark. Please note that this mark may differ from that of the partner institution. Portfolios will be reviewed, and marks moderated by the Exchange Coordinator and DPD of the Master of Architecture against the contemporary student cohort in Newcastle for the modules seeking to get recognition.

Students on exchange programs are advised to maintain contact with the DPD and Exchange Coordinator to facilitate the transition between institutions.

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