20 credits at level HE4
The module aims to promote an independent approach to effective learning, developing student skills in thinking, studying and oral and written communication. The Module also provides the students with an understanding of drawings which are also essential vehicle for communication in the construction industry.
Study Skills (25%)
Use of learning resources and information retrieval
Effective reading, note taking
Teamwork and problem solving
Communication Skills (25%)
Letters - informal/formal
Grammar and syntax of technical writing
Response to written material
Drawing Techniques (50%)
Drawing materials and equipment.
Basic drawing and Lettering skills and techniques.
Drawing to scale and application of scale to drawings.
Simple plane and solid geometry.
This module will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and individual coursework/Presentations. Practical work and exercises are also utilised to conslide learning.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures, tutorials 70 hours
Coursework 38 hours
Self Study / guided reading 52 hours
Assessment 30 hours
Presentation preparation 10 hours
TOTAL 200 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate an ability to competently communicate using various techniques.||Communicate effectively, in writing, orally, graphically.|
|2.||Demonstrate the ability to research and produce either an essay or report relating to a given topic||Competently produce a fully researched and referenced essay or report on a given topic.|
|3.||Be able to read drawings and extract information from them||Competently reproduce a measured survey.|
|4.||Be able to produce basic 2D drawings including elevations, plans and sections||Prepare a detailed design scheme for a simple domestic dwelling including plans, elevations and important sections|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||5 minute Presentation on topic of students choice||Academic Writing - (1500 words)||Portfoilio of manually prepared drawings (word count not applicable)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Thompson, A. (1999), “Architectural Design Procedures”, 2nd Edition, Edward Arnold.
Thompson, A.,(1993) “An Introduction to Construction Drawing”, 1st Edition Edward Arnold.
Tutt, P & Alder, D, “New Metric Handbook”,
Reekie, F.(1992) , “Draughtmanship”, 3rd Edition, Edward Arnold.
|Host Subject Group:||Construction, Surveying, Architectural Technology|
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