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AR50464: Assessment and modelling tools

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Credits: 10 [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 200
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Consultancy report (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

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.

Programme availability:

AR50464 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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


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