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AR50464: Assessment and modelling tools

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Consultancy report (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Synopsis: Develop and practice using the modelling tools needed to make energy and environmental assessments on various aspects of building design, focussing on individual elements and buildings as a whole.
Intended Learning Outcomes: Analyse and model the energy performance of your designs; allowing you to assess the environmental sustainability.

Know the difference between and be able to use both dynamic models and non-dynamic models.

Differentiate between precision and accuracy during dynamic simulation.

Examine the impact of errors in variables when appraising outputs.
Content: The role of modelling in the design process and energy/environmental performance evaluation.

Different categories of models including static modelling and energy/environmental assessment tools, including PHPP.

Dynamic modelling tools, selection and procedures.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50464 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM30 : MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design