Course Director: Csaba Szikra
Consultants: Zoltán Magyar PhD (ZoMa), Csaba Szikra (CsSz), Norbert Harmathy (NoHa)
Lecturers: No lecture
Course Load: 1 hour of consultation per week (Place of consultation at the Department – Room 231)
Credits: 6 points
Completion: Essay, presentation
Announced: Autumn, Spring Semester
The course based on the following topics:
The main topics are given by the current courses of the departments. They mirroring the specific competence, knowledge and motivation on language skills and professional research of the department staff. Suggested topics are
Renewable Energy Sources
Passive and Active Energy Collection
Sustainable Energy Usage
Natural and Artificial Lighting
Minimum of 4 semesters architectural and engineering studies, specified background during the registration. The participation on the course is allowed for the exchange students of the Faculty of Architecture.
The main aim of the Course:
Similarly to the international practice the course aims primarily research activity in architecture and its documentation. The possible horizont of the research topics is determined by the course lists of the departments and the personal interest of the students. Beside the architectural topics the course will give an appreciation of interdisciplinary and special fields in international environment too. The project work will demonstrate generic and specific skills and understanding of the open and synthetic character of the research.
The objective of this course is to hone the skills of analysis and abstraction in order to develop a framework for research. The student should be able to draw from precedent in the art, architecture and engineering in the development of this framework, which will act as scaffolding for the theoretical, experimental and creative decisions. This course will consist of a series of consultations to the teachers, but the essay should write by the student. The available topics are given by the Departments of the Faculty. The student can propose also a special topic for research during the course, but the teacher has to be agreeing with the proposal
Method: Compile an essay under guidance of the Topic Leader.
Through the semester need to be successfully completed an essay by all students. The core of the research can be studied by a team (max. 6 participants), but every student has to research a subtopic. The final essay should be edited for the conference at the end of the semester. All essays should consist an abstract in English (max. 1500 characters). The best, selected essays will be published presumably yearly.
The course will open every year on the last week of November and May. The schedule and the main topics are given by the departments and published in NEPTUN and on the Faculty and Department websites.
Based on the syllabus of Zsolt VASÁROS DLA, Melinda BENKŐ PhD, Zoltán HUNYADI CSc