Full Title:Design & Creativity in the Built Environment
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:DESG E7011
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to give students an understanding and awareness of the workings of the built environment, with a particular focus on Architectural Technology, Building Surveying and Construction Management.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Discuss the life cycle of a building project
  2. Outline the various team member roles a typical project
  3. Identify the various processes and activities involved in typical construction project.
  4. Plan, prepare and present an effective presentation as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Life cycle of a building project
Project Team members & roles . Concept - survey - design - construction - completion - manage - maintenance
Surveys/inspection/defects - Building Surveying
Basic design – Architectural Technology
Tasks relating to domestic extension Pencil drawing and sketching to scale. Model-making and photography.
Planning,programme/resources/safety& risk etc.-Construction management
Programme/resources/safety& risk etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Prepare reports & presentations on the project team duties their roles during the life cycle of a building project 1,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Surveys/inspection/defects tasks on domestic situation 2,3 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Basic design extension to domestic extension tasks - Pencil drawing and sketching to scale. Model-making and photography. 2,3 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Tasks relating to Planning, programme/resources/safety& risk etc. 2,3,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
The lecturer will inform students at the beginning of the module which elements of CA are recoverable and which are non-recoverable.Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Practical exercises covering content (part of CA in class) 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Including for completion of continuous assessment tasks 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Miriam Delaney & Anne Gorman 2011, Studio Craft & Technique, 1st Ed. [ISBN: 978-190525454]
  • Moran, Aidan P 2000, Managing Your Own Learning at University: A Practical Guide, 2nd Ed., University College Dublin Dublin [ISBN: 978190062158]
  • Francis D. K. Ching with Steven P. Juroszek 1997, Design drawing [ISBN: 0471286540]
  • Jay, Ros and Jay, Antony 2004, Effective Presentation: how to create and deliver a winning presentation, 2nd Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780273688037]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92CTbuC9xq4#t=42: Chartered Architectural Technologist case study - Manchester Central Convention Complexn/a
  • http://www.ciat.org.uk/: n/a
  • https://www.scsi.ie/: n/a
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpeTgekoDns: What is a Building Surveyor ?n/a
  • http://www.ciob.org/: n/a
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOY67BRxvaU: Contract Management in a nutshell; principles and practicesn/a

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory