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Applied Buildings Survey - ARC00071M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Dav Smith
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • To explore how to select an appropriate level and method of survey for an historic building project
  • To provide practical training in buildings survey by hand, photography, and instrument
  • To train students in the production of a survey report to professional standards

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Specify an appropriate level of building recording and identify appropriate recording methods
  • Execute an intermediate level of measured and image-based buildings survey
  • Produce an intermediate drawn, photographic, and digital record of a building
  • Produce a drawn record to professional standards


Task Length % of module mark
Survey report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Critique of professional buildings survey report
N/A 100

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