ARC8020 : Urban Energy
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Carlos Calderon
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The module provides an introduction to Urban Energy as an emergent academic field of inquiry and professional practice. It is intended specifically for students who wish to gain an awareness and understanding of how energy is shaping our urban environments.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module consists of a series lectures, workshops, and seminars delivered in a block teaching format and additional, weekly, project supervisory tutorials with the module leader to research a selected project in depth. The module explores Urban Energy holistically and thematically. As a way of example, key themes to be explored are: Policy, Technology, Analysis, and Practice.
Students will be assessed through the production of a report and A1 poster of a selected case study. The report and A1 poster should therefore demonstrate the students’ ability to apply the principles, theories and practice of Urban Energy into a study proposal as well as outlining future work directions. During the block teaching component, students will be asked to do formative group presentations on selected topics.
Building on the previous report and A1 poster, students will be asked to produce a report or a creative project on one of the previously identified future work directions. This second part could follow a qualitative, quantitative, creative or mixed approach. As a way of example, students could carry out focus groups, surveys, creative interventions or analytical analysis on salient aspects of the selected Urban Energy case study.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||4:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||14||5:00||70:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||5||1:00||5:00||Workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||5||1:00||5:00||Drop In|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||20||2:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||5||1:00||5:00||One on One|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module innovatively combines block and linear teaching to make it compatible with the 10 credits version. ARC Urban Energy (20) will deliver as a block in 4 days at the beginning of Semester 2 to fit in with the other block modules. Additionally, ARC Urban Energy will be supplemented with weekly project supervisory tutorials.
Below there is an example of a typical block teaching day.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||80||Written assignment. Report on a selected case study. 3000 word|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||20||Oral assessment and presentation|
|Design/Creative proj||2||M||Group presentation - to provide feedback on case study selection.|
|Report||2||M||Methodology and future work directions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
As a practical module, it will assess the students’ ability to understand Urban Energy’s principles, theories, and practicalities in a holistically and thematically way. Students will present results of their own practical work, and to draw conclusions from this work