Research, Practice and Development in Architectural Design and Engineering

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The student must have knowledge, skills and competencies within the
architectural design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of
the MSc01 and MSc02 Architecture & Design educational programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the module is to use the latest architectural design and engineering research and/or professional practice to raise students’ knowledge and development level. Furthermore, the module must document the use of research based or practice based knowledge. This means to familiarize the students with basic research, practice or development methods and theory, as well as enable them to acquire specific knowledge within one of the following chosen fields: A) Project-oriented study in an external organisation, B) Semester project with company contact, or C) Research semester project, related to architectural design and engineering.

The Project-oriented study in an external organization must have a scope that correspond the ECTS load.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have scientific, practical or conceptual knowledge of relevance to the chosen field related to architectural design and engineering
  • Must have knowledge of the theory used and the methodologies used within the chosen field related to architectural design and engineering
  • Must have knowledge of the relevance and validity of results produced through methods in the chosen field.

Skills

  • Must be able to formulate a given scientific or practice-based problem in a clear and consistent way
  • Must have the ability to select research- or practice based knowledge in the chosen field related to architectural design and engineering
  • Must be able to select and apply an appropriate research or praxis-oriented method for the chosen problem area to be examined within the given timeframe or time available
  • Must be able to engage with professional environments and further develop their interdisciplinary approach in the chosen field

Competences

  • Must be able to seek out and reflect on relevant theoretical, methodological and/or empirical knowledge, and apply to a given problem/project of their choice
  • Must be able to integrate relevant research knowledge into a practical project or a theoretical project related to architectural design and engineering
  • Must be able to communicate and transfer results in a clear and systematic way
  • Can work in relevant cross-disciplinary environments and solve design related tasks in the chosen field

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examResearch, Practice and Development in Architectural Design and Engineering
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS25
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre stated in the Joint Program Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleForskning, Praksis og udvikling inden for arkitekturingeniør- og designområdet
Module codeAODAPM3P192
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS25
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design