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
13
Prerequisites
 FFD 101To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andARCH 301To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andARCH 202To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andARCH 201To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andFFD 102To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andARCH 401To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andARCH 302To 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;
  • Students will be able to consolidate their previous knowledge, skills and experienced gained in their design education to date.
  • Student will be able to develop his/her project within a contemporary architectural discourse of design philosophy/theory.
  • Student 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.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a design generated from the analysis of the complex internal requirements of the brief. (structure, materials, form, program etc.).
  • Students will be able to conduct a design based on development process that is constant, critical and iterative in it´s nature.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the application of skills gained in contemporary design tools and methodology within contemporary theory into their architectural design.
  • Student will be able to fulfill adequacy requirements at the level of a junior professional in the field.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate 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 Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction / Research & Analysis Site visit: gathering information on site and from related sources, as well as from stakeholder groups.
2 Research & Analysis Site visit: gathering information on site and from related sources, as well as from stakeholder groups. Site model construction
3 Research & Analysis Teaching students in the lower studio classes digital design tools.
4 Conceptual Design Further analysis of nonphysical factors on site and their effect on it.
5 Conceptual Design Urban Design proposal
6 Midterm Project Review Design development based on the socialpolitical context.
7 Conceptual Design Component presentation
8 Conceptual Design Conceptual formulation
9 Semester Project Design Programmatic design analysis and diagramming
10 Semester Project Design Parti and contextual development
11 Pre-Final Project Review Project development with parametric component
12 Semester Project Design Project development
13 Semester Project Design Project development and refining
14 Presentation Work Project completion
15 Presentation Work Portfolio and presentation work
16 Review of the Semester  
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
Laboratory / Application
1
30
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
15
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
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
8
Study Hours Out of Class
15
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
18
Project
1
45
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
18
Final Exams
    Total
318

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

Ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in architecture.

X
2

Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate architectural concepts and theories.

X
3

Ability to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of architecture.

 

X
4

Critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and to direct self-education.

X
5

Ability to communicate architectural ideas and proposals for solutions to architectural problems in visual, written and oral form.

X
6

Ability to support architectural thoughts and proposals for solutions to architectural problems with qualitative and quantitative data and to communicate these with specialists and non-specialists.

X
7

Ability to use a foreign language to follow developments in architecture and to communicate with colleagues.

X
8

Ability to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of architecture.

X
9

Being equipped with social, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of architectural data.

X
10

Ability to collaborate with other disciplines that are directly or indirectly related to architecture with basic knowledge in these disciplines.

X

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

 

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