ARCT08043 2019 Research + Engagement: Dissertation 2

General Details

Full Title
Research + Engagement: Dissertation 2
Transcript Title
Research + Engagement: Dissert
Code
ARCT08043
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
ARCT - Architecture
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Bernadette Donohoe, Deirdre Greaney, Michael Roulston, Cliona Brady, Peter Scanlon, Mary Byrne
Programme Membership
SG_VARCH_H08 201900 Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) SG_VARCH_H08 202000 Bachelor of Architecture (Honours)
Description

Building on the proposal completed for R & E: Dissertation 1, this module consists of one to one tutoring focusing on enabling students to develop and demonstrate their research and management skills in the development and completion of an academic dissertation of 10,000 words. The focus of the dissertation is on context‑specific, value‑engaged and methodologically eclectic projects that link to programme ethos. (Griffiths, 2005, 724) of interpretation of place, the power of architecture to transform, the possibilities of reusing and adapting our built heritage, and human experience and perception of space.

The module aims to:

1. Undertake a small‑scale research project in a systematic and organised manner.

2. Exhibit knowledge of innovation and the use of research methods appropriate in the culture and practice of architecture.

3. Carry out analysis and construct reasoned responses from available information and evidence.

4. Communicate comprehensive knowledge of their chosen topic and how it links to the broader architectural discourse.

5. Critically engage with a body of architectural theory relating to the historical, social, scientific, technological, cultural and environmental influences affecting architecture.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Undertake a small-scale research project in a systematic and organised manner

2.

Exhibit knowledge of innovation and the use of research methods appropriate in the culture and practice of architecture

3.

Carry out analysis and construct reasoned responses from available information and evidence

4.

Communicate comprehensive knowledge of their chosen topic and how it links to the broader architectural discourse

5.

Critically engage with a body of architectural theory relating to the historical, social, scientific, technological, cultural and environmental influences affecting architecture.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Architectural Context and Theory: Dissertation II is taught using a combination of lectures, presentations, theoretical discussion and practical based tutorials.  Both individual and group work modes are utilised throughout.

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative assessment deliverables address the module learning outcomes. The assessment strategy focuses on the student's introduction to the subject Architectural Context and Theory: Dissertation I through:

  • Research and visual methodologies
  • Information literacy skills
  • Written composition
  • Oral presentation

 

Modes: 100% Continuous assessment including final Dissertation submission (10,000 words)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components. This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.​

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None

Indicative Syllabus

  • Structure a dissertation of 10000 words
  • Research methodologies
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing
  • Editing
  • Working with a supervisor
  • General presentation techniques

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final dissertation Continuous Assessment Essay 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Flat Classroom Individual supervision 0.5 Weekly 0.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2006 The dissertation: an architecture student's handbook Elsevier/Architectural Press

Required Reading
2013 Architectural research methods John Wiley & Sons

Required Reading
2016 Research methods for architecture Laurence King Publishing Ltd

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

as per individual student dissertation

Journal Resources

as per individual student dissertation

URL Resources

as per individual student dissertation

Other Resources

Recommended Reading:

Borden, I. & Ruedi Ray, K. (2006). The dissertation: an architecture student’s handbook. London: Elsevier/Architectural Press.

Eunson, B. (2012). Communicating in the 21st century. [Google books version]. Retrieved from https://play.google.com/books.

Evan S. D., Gruba, P. & Zobel, J. (2011). How to write a better thesis. Springer.

Groat, L. & Wang, D. (2013). Architectural research methods. Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons.

Lucas, R. (2016). Research methods for architecture. London, UK: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

Spector, T., & Damron, R. (2017). How architects write. NY, USA: Taylor & Francis.