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Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (The Passive House) (SCEE11005)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 138 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment will be based on the submitted reports and on the project presentation.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Experience and practice of the challenges of creative design, including: iteration, compromise, uncertainty, optimisation, and choice.
  2. Work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary design team.
  3. Develop project planning skills.
  4. Communicate using drawings (sketches, technical drawings, CAD), written and verbal communication.
  5. 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.
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KeywordsInterdisciplinary,design,building services
Course organiserDr Jane Blackford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5677
Course secretaryMr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562
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