ARCHTECH 709 : Sustainable and Healthy Housing
Creative Arts and Industries
2022 Semester Two (1225) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the current issues and challenges within New Zealand’s residential sector and how these impact on both health and sustainability outcomes (Capability 1.1, 6.1 and 6.3)
- Demonstrate advanced understanding and application of how to integrate sustainability principles into design projects and their impacts upon improving human health using practical and robust approaches that can be applied to specific projects. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
- Critically reflect upon the issue of resource intensive architecture and creatively address it through the use of passive design techniques and low carbon design approaches. (Capability 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
- Demonstrate advanced written, graphic and verbal skills in regards to technically complex topics. (Capability 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2 and 5.3)
- Develop and demonstrate advanced ability to conduct independent research on sustainable, low-carbon and healthy buildings. (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 5.1)
|Assignment 1 (Student Presentations)||30%||Individual Coursework|
|Assignment 2 (Concept Design and Reflective Report)||70%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|Assignment 1 (Student Presentations)|
|Assignment 2 (Concept Design and Reflective Report)|
Teaching & Learning Methods
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect 6 hours of lectures, 16 hours of group workshop debates, discussions and presentations where opportunities to learn from peers will take place (team teaching and group learning), 40 hours of preparatory reading and thinking about the content and 88 hours of self-directed work on assignments preparation.
Interdisciplinary teaching & learning, guest lectures and events may also contribute to the modes of delivery of the course.
Attendance is required at scheduled activities including Student Presentations to complete the components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings, when and where possible. Other learning activities including seminars and workshops will not be available as recordings.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
This seminar is offered for the first time in 2022 and constructive feedback will be highly regarded for the future development of this course.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.