Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (The Passive House) (SCEE11005)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||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.
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.
Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) learning outcomes for Mechanical Engineering degree: SM1m, SM3m, SM4m, SM6m, EA1m, EA2, EA3m, EA4m, EA5m, EA6m, D1, D2, D3, D3b, D3m, D4, D5, D7m, D8m, EL2, EL3m, EL4, EL5, EL6m, P1,P2m, P4m, P8m, P10m, P11m, G1, G2, G3m, G4
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The assessment will be based on the submitted reports and on the project presentation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Experience and practice of the challenges of creative design, including: iteration, compromise, uncertainty, optimisation, and choice.
- Work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary design team.
- Develop project planning skills.
- Communicate using drawings (sketches, technical drawings, CAD), written and verbal communication.
- Specific technical knowledge including: 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jane Blackford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5677
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562