SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK121275
Module Leader Jacqueline McLew
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M3K121271 Interior Design Project 1 M3K121272 Interior Design Project 2 M3K121273 Interior Design Project 3

Summary of Content

Interior Design Project This module is a self directed interior design project with a self generated brief to produce a design concept. Research and analysis of the building, internally and externally within its environmental context, to ascertain probable requirements and restrictions in order to establish the parameters of the task. The comprehensive development of concept design is addressed by the preparation of proposals within a limited time frame to the interim proposals stage. The design and detailing of interior elements will be considered. The objective is to develop a creative solution by exploring a series of two and three-dimensional problems in terms of space, form and void.


The design is appraised from concept to interim stage by applying the principles and strategies of the design process through the -360b7 Production of a programme of work. -360b7 Development and justification of a design concept. -360b7 Production of a visual explanation of the design solution. -360b7 Identification of key issues that impact on design. -360b7 Development of a personal design philosophy. The detail and construction will be informed by current and appropriate technology.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Generate a project brief that recognises requirements and restrictions in order to establish the parameters of the task. A1, A2, B2.2. Develop concept design issues by the preparation of proposals within a limited time frame to the interim proposal stage. A3, B3, C6.3. Evaluate design and detailing requirements of interior elements. A5, A6, B1.4. Contextualise the concept within the framework of the problem. B2, B5, B8.5. Produce and employ a programme of work. C5, C6.6. Develop and justify a design concept and produce a visual explanation to an outline design stage. B1, B4, B5, B7, C2, C3, C4.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. The directed design brief is delivered in an explanatory interactive lecture with illustrated referencing. Design work will be studio based and self-driven with individual monitoring and direction from staff. The Cognitive Apprentice module will be used. Self directed research with personal supervision by a member of staff.

Indicative Reading

Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations <> Littlefield D, (2008 3 rd Ed) Metric Handbook: Planning & Design Data, Architectural Press ISBN 0 7506 0853 6 A J Working Details (1996 1 st Ed)Vol 1-6, Architectural Press. Emap Construct Seely J,(2005, 2 nd Ed) The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking, The Oxford University Press Bett G, et al, (2003 2 nd Ed) The Scottish Building Regulations Explained and Illustrated Blackwell Science Latham D, (1999) Creative Re-use of Old Buildings Vol 1 & 2, Donhead Publishing Neufert E. (2000 3rd Ed) Architects' Data, Blackwell Science Powell D. (1990) Presentation techniques, Little, Brown & Company Thomson A, Architectural Design Procedures, Arnold - ISBN 0340 71941 9 Journals: Abitare, Architects Journal, Architectural Review, Blueprint, Domus Current and relevant texts sourced from books, periodicals and the internet, generated by the design brief and identified by the research.

Transferrable Skills

-709 D1 An ability to use creative and innovative approaches to problem solving. -709 D2 An ability to self learn, manage, and produce work on time on an individual basis and to work effectively in groups. D3 An ability to undertake independent research and to develop criteria for self assessment. D4 An ability to present ideas, debate, and to be aware of, listen to, and be sensitive to the value of opinions, particularly clients. D5 An understanding of the importance of design endeavour in contributing to the quality of life. D6 The appropriate knowledge and use of general IT skills. D7 Independent working. D8 Planning, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating own learning and development. D9 Self-marketing marketing/presentation skills. D10 Information retrieval skills. D13 IT Skills (including GCU Certificate in Basic ICT Competency). D14 Communication skills, written, oral and listening

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 15.00
Independent Learning (FT) 107.00
Tutorials (FT) 36.00
Lectures (FT) 6.00
Seminars (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 25.00 n/a Sketchbook/ Presentation Drawings
Coursework 0.00 25.00 n/a Detail Design
Coursework 0.00 50.00 n/a Detail/Sketch