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Module

ARC3014 : Professional Practice and Management 3.1

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr John Kamara
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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 awareness and understanding of the profession of architecture, the role of the architect in society, 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 are covered in lectures and in the suggested reading. This module is assessed via a 2000-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. Appropriate case studies or examples are used to illustrate the topics in practical applications.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials120:204:00Non-synchronous delivery
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion135:0035:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities62:0012:00Non-synchronous delivery
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops62:0012:00Synchronous online delivery
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity13:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk41:004:00Synchronous online delivery
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module is part of the BA(Hons) Architecture programme (K100) and Present-In-Present (PIP) provision will be provided at the programme level.

Teaching methods include structured guided learning (lecture materials and structured research and reading activities), scheduled learning and teaching activities (module talk and workshops) and various guided independent study activities. The lecture materials and structured research activities will foreground the key concepts underpinning the learning outcomes and will be structured to allow the scaffolding of ideas to facilitate learning. The module talks, which will be delivered at the start and end of teaching, will situate the context of the module in relation to the BA and the profession of architecture, and provide guidance on assessment. The workshops will facilitate an in-depth exploration and application of the concepts introduced in the lecture materials. Students will also be engaging in a group activity that will allow them to relate the concepts from this module to their design activities and will feed into their preparations for the final assessment of the module.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M1002000-word 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

Reading Lists

Timetable