Outcomes


The programme establishes both the basis for a body of technical, historical and theoretical knowledge and applies this knowledge to the study of the principal questions of building and the built environment. The programme outcomes have reference to the National Academic Reference Standards (NARS), and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Criteria for validation.

Knowledge and Understanding

On completion of the (AEED) program of study, the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

Histories and theories of architecture, urban design and landscape design and their relevance to the design process.

Fundamental principles of building technologies: environmental design, construction methods and structural design and how they may be integrated in design proposals.

The influences of the built environment on the design of individual buildings, urban planning concepts, the structure of past and present societies and wider global issues.

How buildings are designed and built in the context of practice and the construction industry.

The role of the architect in society and the professional and ethical responsibilities of architects.

 Intellectual Skills

On completion of the (AEED) program of study, students should be able to:

Address the issues raised by analysis of the physical, social and cultural context of an architectural project, and weigh up how such concerns should inform the development and refinement of design proposals.

Reflect upon and explore a variety of design ideas and ambitions and investigate how they can be articulated and refined in the design process.

Establish a coherent argument for a particular design strategy by demonstrating how an integrated response to technical, social and aesthetic concerns has determined design strategy.

Evaluate and learn from the work of others.

Form considered judgements about the spatial, technical, aesthetic and social qualities of a design with reference to the wider physical, political and cultural environment.

Practical and Professional Skills

On completion of the (AEED) program of study, students should be able to:

Plan and undertake a major individual projects.

Display imagination and creativity.

Prepare and deliver coherent and structured verbal and written technical reports.

Use technical, historical and theoretical literature effectively in architectural research

Develop coherent inventive architectural designs that integrate spatial thinking with thinking on technical, historical, and socio-cultural issues.

Produce drawings and models using the conventions of architectural representation inappropriate media to explore, test and convincingly communicate design ideas.

Use IT skills in a relevant and creative manner for design, analysis and communication.

Work collaboratively as part of a team.

Display personal responsibility by working to multiple deadlines in complex activities.

General and transferable skills:

On completion of the (AEED) program of study, students should be able to:

Transfer techniques and solutions from one field of architecture to another.

Communicate effectively in writing, verbally and through drawings and models.

Appraise and manage time and resources.

Communicate with and respond appropriately to advice from expert persons.

Apply representational and analytical skills in the description and appraisal of design issues and solutions.

Adopt an open-minded approach in the appraisal of and response to design issues, requirements and opportunities.

Work autonomously in a self-directed manner.

Listen and critically respond to the views of others.

Respond to a broad constituency of interests and sensitively address social and ethical concerns.