Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (The Passive House) (SCEE11005)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||School (School of Engineering)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This project is intended to introduce students to multidisciplinary planning and design. The project should develop creative thinking, team skills, and an improved understanding of other disciplines.
Interdisciplinary teams will arrive at a detailed design for a sustainable (energy- and carbon-neutral) ?passive? house. The course reflects rapidly-emerging trends in Building Services such as intelligent building control, passive heating, lighting and ventilation, all set in the context of increasingly stringent statutory requirements for energy use and savings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 17:00|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|This course is intended to:
- encourage questioning and creative thinking;
- develop skills in problem identification and study planning;
- provide a realistic team working environment;
- further develop communication skills.
By the end of the project the student should have:
- improved team working skills;
- improved communication skills;
- a better appreciation of project planning issues;
- an appetite for creative engineering and planning.
Specific technical outcomes will include
- an understanding of a variety of energy-saving technologies;
- the ability to appraise, critically, these technologies in a particular setting, including assessment of cost-effectiveness.
|The assessment will be based on the submitted reports and on the project presentation.|
||The course may be taken by students of Chemical, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and Electronics. It takes the form of a multi-disciplinary design project. The project is scheduled to run on one supervised afternoon per week, and students will need to devote considerable self study time also. It is a group project. The project will be inter-disciplinary and requires team effort.
|Keywords||Interdisciplinary, design, building services
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Bruce
Tel: (0131 6)50 8701
|Course secretary||Mrs Sharon Mulvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 7076
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