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2015/16 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CIVE5811M Energy in Buildings
15 creditsClass Size: 50
Module manager: Professor Cath Noakes
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2015/16
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe objectives of this module are to educate the students in the principles of building physics, energy use in buildings and technology approaches to design and manage buildings in a sustainable way.
An advanced understanding of the environmental physics of buildings, technical approaches and the use of design software to promote an energy efficient design and achieve an integrated low energy building design.
Advanced theory and practice in Building Physics and Building Energy technologies. Syllabus includes heat and mass transfer processes in buildings, Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Systems, indoor air quality, Energy efficient building design, Transient analysis of thermal performance, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Commissioning, Renewable Energy.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||121.00|
|Total Contact hours||29.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study10 hours revision, 30 hours reading, 35 hours case study
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackInteraction in lecture sessions.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Project||Dynamic Thermal Modelling||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr 00 mins||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 20/01/2016
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