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Module Code: ARC306
Module Title: Professional Practice
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces students to the management of architectural practice, the role of the architect as a professional and the role of the architect in the construction industry.
Learning outcomes 
A: Recognize the role of Professional Practice in Architecture.

B: Identify and apply principles of business management.

C: Examine and illustrate how architecture practices operate.

D: Evaluate the operation of architectural practice within the framework of construction.

E: Identify and apply principles, practicalities and problems of planning and management of the design process.

F: Categorize the principles of whole life cycle assessment at the design stage.

G: Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, legal context and managerial demands of professional practice, addressing specifically, the regulations to prepare designs that will meet building users’ requirements and comply with UK and Chinese legislation, appropriate performance standards and health and safety requirements.

Method of teaching and learning 
A combination of learning methods will be used including lectures, seminars, case studies, self-study projects and student presentations. Appropriate external professionals will give lectures/ seminars on specific topics.
1. Introduction to Professional Practice

2. Forms of trading and business organisations suitable for architectural practice

3. The organisation and management of an architecture practice

4. Introduction to how buildings are designed and built in the context of architectural and professional practice and the framework of the construction within which it operates

5. Management of the design process

6. Understanding the design process

7. Introduction to the regulatory procedures for design and construction

8. Planning the design

9. Understanding clients

10. Identification of client needs and development of the brief

11. Design cost and quality control

12. Design & buildability

13. Risk management at the design stage

14. Addressing the lifecycle issues of projects at the design stage

15. Management of the UK and Chinese design regulatory obligations, including UK codes and regulations addressing RIBA GC10.3.

16. Addressing health and safety concerns throughout the whole life cycle of a building at the design stage, based on the UK and Chinese regulations.

17. Management theories and business skills for architects.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 24     12      114  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 100.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/3/2020 1:42:23 AM