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Module Code: CEN221
Module Title: Architectural Engineering Project
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To provide awareness and understanding of principles of conceptual and preliminary design of a new building with the consideration of the perspective on architectural and engineering aspects.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand the processes and the methodology in the context of architecture, structural design, construction and environment to apply at the conceptual and preliminary design stage of buildings.

B Incorporate architectural features and structural design requirements of buildings.

C Analyze a wide range of theoretical, architectural, design and technical information to develop conceptual/detailed drawings considering architectural and structural requirements.

D Apply architectural and engineering concepts on building design within the framework of international design codes and provide professional judgements.

E Apply group work, time management and communication skills on architectural/civil engineering projects.

Method of teaching and learning 
The content of the module is delivered through lectures, tutorials and design lab classes. A design project will be assigned to groups of students to design a building including structures, building envelopes, and building service systems
1) Introduction: Design processes and methodology, building codes, environmental principles on design, construction principles, exemplary buildings of comparable size and complexity.

2) Conceptual and preliminary design of a building: Geographical, environmental, material and cost considerations.

3) Basics of architectural design: Architectural spatial requirements and routes, design of space layout, volume of spaces based on purpose, availability of interior natural lights, consideration of other sustainable issues.

4) Structural design: Architectural needs and member sizing, design of structural elements such as beams, columns, slabs and frames.

5) Detailing and drawings: Conceptual drawings, architectural plans, structural detail drawings, use of computer aided design and drawing tools.

6) Performance evaluation: Modelling, sensitivity analysis and cost estimation associated with architectural, material and construction.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    13  26    98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Report And Logbooks(Group And Individual) 70.00
2 Presentation(Oral And Poster) 30.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 5:09:19 AM