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AR40415: Building environmental design project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Final design report (CW 40%)
  • Interim-stage design report (CW 25%)
  • Oral Presentation of project proposal (CW 10%)
  • Performance specification (CW 10%)
  • Poster presentation (CW 15%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take AR30403
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students experience in developing the design and modelling of passive and active of building environmental systems.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student will have demonstrated an ability to design and model the environmental performance of a building.

Intellectual skills
* To apply theoretical knowledge to complex designs - assessed
Professional/Practical skills
* Analytical and design skills related to the material covered - assessed
Transferable/key skills
* To communicate ideas verbally and in writing - facilitated and assessed.

Appropriate building environment modelling. Performance indicators. New technologies and their effect on environmental performance. Application of design principles. Modelling a specific building.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40415 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.