FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 498 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Graduation Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 498
Spring
1
8
5
10

Prerequisites
  FFD 101 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
and ARCH 301 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
and ARCH 202 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
and ARCH 201 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
and FFD 102 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
and ARCH 401 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
and ARCH 302 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives To complete the design training of the students of architecture to a professional standard.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to apply the skills gained in contemporary design tools and methodology within contemporary theory into their architectural design.
  • Will be able to develop his/her project within a contemporary architectural discourse of design philosophy/theory.
  • Will be able to design an architectural project based on complex contextual data including but not limited to historical, political, socio-economical and regulatory conditions of the project site and its periphery.
  • Will be able to demonstrate a design proposal generated from the analysis of the complex internal requirements of the brief. (structure, materials, form, program etc.).
  • Will be able to conduct a design based on development process that is constant, critical and iterative in it´s nature.
  • Will be able to fulfill adequacy requirements at the level of a junior professional in the field.
  • Will be able to establish a critical independent design thinking.
Course Description In this course the students of architecture bring together all their architectural tools learned in the previous years onto coherent graduation design project founded in the current architectural discourse.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction / Research & Analysis
2 Research & Analysis Architectural Drawing and Model Making
3 Research & Analysis Architectural Drawing and Model Making
4 Conceptual Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
5 Conceptual Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
6 Conceptual Design Architectural Drawing and Model MakingArchitectural Drawing and Model Making
7 Midterm Project Review
8 Semester Project Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
9 Semester Project Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
10 Semester Project Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
11 Semester Project Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
12 Semester Project Design Architectural Drawing and Model Making
13 Pre-Final Project Review
14 Presentation Work Architectural Drawing and Model Making
15 Semester Review
16 Final Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Presentations and lectures are planned according to the selected project site
Suggested Readings/Materials Invited specialists and context related stakeholders

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
8
128
Study Hours Out of Class
15
5
75
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
45
45
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
18
36
Final Exam
0
    Total
300

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

X
8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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