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Documentation and modeling of Monuments and Archaeological Sites – Thematic Units

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ΑΤΜ50 Cultural Heritage

Module Code: ATM50
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Compulsory
Semester: First (1st)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The Course Module “Cultural Heritage” introduces students to the diversity of cultural heritage and its academic study. It familiarizes students with the essential terms and concepts necessary for understanding specialized texts related to cultural heritage and its protection. It includes a historical overview and survey of the international theoretical framework and contemporary approaches at the national and international levels for the protection, intervention methods, management, and interpretation of cultural heritage.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, female and male students will be able to:

  • Understand the contemporary concept of monument, cultural goods, the concept of cultural heritage, and its categorization according to International Organizations.
  • Comprehend the basic terminology corresponding to various types of interventions on monuments.
  • Acquire knowledge of the main international and national entities for the protection of cultural heritage.
  • Solidify the importance of recording and documenting cultural heritage.
  • Familiarize themselves with modern perspectives on the study of Architectural History.
  • Gain insight into the main trends in architectural restoration with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, up to the most contemporary approaches to the subject, through maps and decisions of international organizations.
  • Understand the theoretical principles of intervention and critically approach interventions in monuments and monumental ensembles in Greece and internationally.

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester with a weighting factor in the formation of the final grade of the module by 40%. Final written exams, the grade of which participates in forming the final grade of the module by 60%. For further information go to the HOU Study Guide.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Teaching method: Remotely using the Tele-learning Platform of HOU and conducting Group Counseling Meetings.

ΑΤΜ1 L.C.M. Spatial measurement and documentation methods

Module Code: ATM1
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Compulsory
Semester: First (1st)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The Laboratory Course Module “Spatial measurement and documentation methods” explains the concept of geometric documentation and mapping for monuments and archaeological sites. It presents the main categories of surveying, their methodologies and their content. It describes the method of surveying, explains the geometric data of the site and the fundamental problems of surveying, such as horizontal, vertical and tachymetric surveying. The Module teaches the basic features of Geographic Earth Information Systems (GIS) for data collection, management, analysis and visualization. Explains the concept of georeferencing in spatial data, as well as the integration of spatial and/or descriptive data to help implement spatial analysis. A description is given of spatial data formats and Georeferencing, as well as the basic models used to manage the data.

The objective of the Laboratory Course Module is to gain an understanding of the methods and techniques used for the geometric documentation of monuments and archaeological sites used for the restoration and conservation of monuments. Students can observe fieldwork with special surveying equipment and process the data in real time. They then gain knowledge of spatial data analysis and skills in the construction of thematic maps and their visualization.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course module, students will be able to:

  • Implement imaging methods for the geometric documentation of monuments, archaeological sites and excavations.
  • Understand topographic surveying methods and the creation of three-dimensional models based on field measurements.
  • Embed the practicalities of field surveying with specialised surveying equipment.
  • Understand the optimum performance of the final product of surveying a monument in order to visualize it.
  • Know the function of Geographic Earth Information Systems (GIS) and their basic features.
  • Understand the methods of correlation between geographic and descriptive data of archaeological works.
  • Know the different ways of rendering through digital maps and interactive maps (Web- based GIS).
  • Distinguish the specificities of each topographic problem and to choose the optimal mapping method.

Evaluation: Students are required to complete two (2) of the three (3) distance learning activities that are compulsory. The average grade of all distance activities should be ≥5.0 (five). This grade constitutes 40% of the total grade. The students are required to participate with physical presence in the workshop with a weighting factor of 20% in the final grade of the laboratory module. Students are required to submit one (1) final laboratory project with a weighting factor of 40% in the final grade of the laboratory module. Each laboratory activity, as well as the final laboratory work/project, are evaluated on a scale of ten (10).

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this laboratory module.

Teaching method: Distance learning using the HOU Tele-learning Platform and a live lesson in the field with equipment from the School of Applied Arts and Sustainable Design.

Teaching Methods – Evaluation – Delivery: Lectures with an interactive character, combining theoretical knowledge with examples. At the same time, practical exercises with application in the field are carried out. Students conduct a continuous dialogue with the teacher. Delivery method is via PC.

Use of Information and Communication Technologies: Extensive use of a personal computer. Ability to use lab workstations, and Use of special software. Communication of students through the course platform and email with the teacher.

Teaching Organization: Lectures consisting of theory and exercises are held. There are laboratory exercises that enrich the lectures, enhancing the process of understanding and assimilating knowledge. In addition, field training is carried out, which contributes to the development of skills. Subsequently follows the writing of the assignment.

ΑΤΜ2 L.C.M. Introduction to Digital Design

Module Code: ATM2
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Compulsory
Semester: First (1st)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The Laboratory Course Module “Introduction to digital design” covers the processes of two-dimensional design on a computer by describing the relevant theories for the analysis and synthesis of two-dimensional digital space. Along the way it introduces students to the environment of three-dimensional design. The aim of the Laboratory Thematic Unit is the perception and creation of space and objects within the digital environment. Upon successful completion of the Laboratory module, students will have acquired the necessary knowledge to design and perceive objects and sets in the digital space.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Thematic Unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand and perceive real space through theory and comparison with digital space.
  • Design and Process two-dimensional objects in digital space.
  • Represent digitally objects and sets.
  • Have a basic knowledge of image processing rules and practice through software learning.
  • Understand the basic rules of three-dimensional design.

Evaluation: Students are required to complete two (2) of the three (3) distance learning activities that are compulsory. The average grade of all distance activities should be ≥5.0 (five). This grade constitutes 60% of the total grade. Students are required to submit one (1) final laboratory project with a weighting factor of 40% in the final grade of the laboratory module. Each laboratory activity, as well as the final laboratory work/project, are evaluated on a scale of ten (10).

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this laboratory module.

Teaching Methods: Distance Learning, remotely use of the HOU Tele-learning Platform and attending Group Advisory Meetings.

Teaching Methods – Evaluation – Delivery: The students will be trained in software that will cover the purpose of the Lab course module, through the study of manuals, viewing tutorials (videos) and solving self-assessment exercises, alongside supporting their efforts and solving the of their questions through the Group advisory meetings

Use of Information and Communication Technologies: Extensive use of a personal computer. Ability to use lab workstations, and Use of special software. Communication of students through the course platform and email with the teacher.

Teaching Organization: The teaching will be remote and interactive, as the teacher will present parts of the material through the respective software and in this process the students will be able to intervene to resolve their questions.

Workshop Facilities: The workshops will take place online through the infrastructure, laboratory equipment and software of the multimedia and lighting design workshops of the School of Applied Arts and Sustainable Design (SET).

 

ΑΤΜ60 Field Data Collection Methods

Module Code: ATM60
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Elective
Semester: Second (2nd)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The Course Module “Field Data Collection Methods” covers the main concepts, methods, and techniques used in field research both A) for the excavation of antiquities (archaeological field research) and B) for the protection and restoration of monuments. The goal of the thematic unit is to understand the methods and techniques required for making well-documented decisions during the planning and management of archaeological investigations and projects.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, female and male students will be able to:

  • Understand the organizational and legislative framework within which field research operates, both for uncovering of antiquities (excavation) and the protection of antiquities (stabilization/restoration).
  • Familiarize themselves with various techniques for collecting, documenting, and evaluating data used today in field research, both for excavation and the protection of antiquities (stabilization/restoration).
  • Acquire knowledge of ways to develop the necessary skills for recognizing, researching, and evaluating data during fieldwork.
  • Comprehend the practical aspects as well as the problems that arise during the execution of archaeological projects, and recognize their impact on the planning of archaeological projects.

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester with a weighting factor in the formation of the final grade of the module by 40%. Final written exams, the grade of which participates in forming the final grade of the module by 60%. For further information go to the HOU Study Guide.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Teaching method: Remotely using the Tele-learning Platform of HOU and conducting Group Counseling Meetings.

ΑΤΜ61 Archaeometry

Module Code: ATM61
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Elective
Semester: Second (2nd)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The course module “Archaeometry” aims to provide basic and applied education and research in the scientific field of archaeometry and isotopic archaeological analysis, which involves the application of Stable Isotopes to archaeological materials (radiocarbon, stable isotopes, trace elements). Special emphasis is given to issues related to the characterization and origin of archaeological materials, the reconstruction and evolution of the ancient environment, the investigation of paleodiet, and the diagnosis of the deterioration of ancient materials.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the thematic unit, female and male students will be able to:

  • Understand the methods of dating archaeological materials.
  • Evaluate the characterization, origin, and investigation of the technology of ancient structural and functional materials used in antiquity.
  • Comprehend the degree of deterioration of archaeological materials and develop conservation material.
  • Synthesize elements enabling the reconstruction of the ancient and archaeological environment, paleodiet, and daily life.
  • Understand the methods of isotopic analysis with the aim of drawing conclusions on cultural heritage issues.

Evaluation: Completion of written assignments during the academic semester with a weighting factor in the formation of the final grade of the module by 40%. Final written exams, the grade of which participates in forming the final grade of the module by 60%. For further information go to the HOU Study Guide.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

Teaching method: Remotely using the Tele-learning Platform of HOU and conducting Group Counseling Meetings.

ΑΤΜ3 L.C.M.  Advanced Modelling and Photorealism

Module Code: ATM3
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Elective
Semester: Second (2nd)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The course module “Advanced Modeling and Photorealism” covers the processes of three-dimensional design on a computer by describing the relevant theories for the three-dimensional digital space, the creation of objects and their photorealistic display. The aim of the Laboratory course module is to understand the way in which we observe and work in the virtual three-dimensional space. With the successful completion of the module, the students will have acquired the necessary knowledge for the design of three-dimensional objects and their photorealistic visualization.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course module, students will be able to:

  • Understanding of practices for processing and transforming 3D objects.
  • Familiarity with the characteristics of the virtual camera and its placement methods in relation to space and light.
  • Knowledge of the algorithms used for the virtual representation of lighting.
  • Application of the basic properties of digital materials and their mapping to objects.
  • Knowledge of the main parameters that determine the performance of three-dimensional objects in the digital space.

Evaluation: Students are required to complete two (2) of the three (3) distance learning activities that are compulsory. The average grade of all distance activities should be ≥5.0 (five). This grade constitutes 60% of the total grade. Students are required to submit one (1) final laboratory project with a weighting factor of 40% in the final grade of the laboratory module. Each laboratory activity, as well as the final laboratory work/project, are evaluated on a scale of ten (10).

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this laboratory module.

Teaching Methods: Distance Learning, remotely use of the HOU Tele-learning Platform and attending Group Advisory Meetings.

Teaching Methods – Evaluation – Delivery: The students will be trained in software that will cover the purpose of the Lab course module, through the study of manuals, viewing tutorials (videos) and solving self-assessment exercises, alongside supporting their efforts and solving the of their questions through the Group advisory meetings

Use of Information and Communication Technologies: Extensive use of a personal computer. Ability to use lab workstations, and Use of special software. Communication of students through the course platform and email with the teacher.

Teaching Organization: The teaching will be remote and interactive, as the teacher will present parts of the material through the respective software and in this process the students will be able to intervene to resolve their questions.

Workshop Facilities: The workshops will take place online through the infrastructure, laboratory equipment and software of the multimedia and lighting design workshops of the School of Applied Arts and Sustainable Design (SET).

ΑΤΜ4 L.C.M. Photogrammetry

Module Code: ATM4
ECTS Credits: 10
Module Type: Compulsory
Semester: Second (2nd)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The Laboratory course module “Photogrammetry” explains the concept of photogrammetry as a basic imaging method for the restoration and documentation of monuments and archaeological sites. It introduces the basic steps of the photogrammetric process, photogrammetric orientations, photo processing, special photogrammetric equipment and photogrammetric products. The Laser scanner and the methods of producing three-dimensional models, the Digital Terrain Model and the Digital Orthophotomap are presented. The aim of the module is to understand the method of photogrammetry as a basic method of digitization and modeling of archaeological finds, monuments and places. Students can monitor the fieldwork with special photogrammetric equipment and process the digital photos to produce the 3D model.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course module, students will be able to:

  • Knowledge of the photogrammetry method.
  • Application of the photogrammetric process from the acquisition of the photos as data to the final result which is the three-dimensional model and the digital orthophoto.
  • Practical practice in the techniques used in image processing in photogrammetry.
  • Knowledge of the process of field mapping with special photogrammetric equipment.
  • Knowledge of methodology for obtaining three-dimensional metric information.

Evaluation: Students are required to complete two (2) of the three (3) distance learning activities that are compulsory. The average grade of all distance activities should be ≥5.0 (five). This grade constitutes 40% of the total grade. The students are required to participate with physical presence in the workshop with a weighting factor of 20% in the final grade of the laboratory module. Students are required to submit one (1) final laboratory project with a weighting factor of 40% in the final grade of the laboratory module. Each laboratory activity, as well as the final laboratory work/project, are evaluated on a scale of ten (10).

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this laboratory module.

Teaching method: Distance learning using the HOU Tele-learning Platform and a live lesson in the field with equipment from the School of Applied Arts and Sustainable Design.

Teaching Methods – Evaluation – Delivery: Lectures with an interactive character, combining theoretical knowledge with examples. At the same time, practical exercises with application in the field are carried out. Students conduct a continuous dialogue with the teacher. Delivery method is via PC.

Use of Information and Communication Technologies: Extensive use of a personal computer. Ability to use lab workstations, and Use of special software. Communication of students through the course platform and email with the teacher.

Teaching Organization: Lectures consisting of theory and exercises are held. There are laboratory exercises that enrich the lectures, enhancing the process of understanding and assimilating knowledge. In addition, field training is carried out, which contributes to the development of skills. Subsequently follows the writing of the assignment.

ΑΤΜDE  Master Diploma Thesis

Module Code: ATMDE
ECTS Credits: 30
Module Type: Compulsory
Semester: Third (3rd)
Language: Greek
Module Outline

Aim – description: The Master’s Diplomatic Thesis is prepared in accordance with the Regulation for the Preparation of Master’s Diplomatic Theses with six-month duration. It is possible for students to form group diploma theses with practical application in photogrammetry, according to the Master’s Thesis Regulations of the HOU.

The General Regulations for Postgraduate Diploma Theses in a Master’s degree with semester-long thesis are available at: General Regulations for the Preparation of Postgraduate Dissertations in a Master’s Degree Programme with semester-long Thematic Unit

Learning Outcomes: After the end of the Master Diploma Thesis the students will be able to:

  • conduct original research in design, related to the knowledge of the thematic modules,
  • search, collect, verify, critically-synthetically process and present information effectively,
  • handle both primary and secondary sources critically and responsibly.
  • Analyse case studies
  • carry out a survey study of a monument or archaeological site
  • carry out a documentation study of a monument or archaeological site

Prerequisites: The presentation of the Master’s Dissertation takes place after the successful completion of the Modules of the Programme.

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