Module Title:   Environmental Systems

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1028M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr C Tizaoui

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr MCA Oltean-Dumbrava

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
1. To enable students to acquire a sound understanding of the functioning of natural environmental systems

2. To enable the students to describe and understand the requirements for the environmental aspects of the built environment.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures and practiced in tutorials. Cognitive and personal skills developed in problem solving exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorials. The assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

describe clearly the nature and operation of the natural and built environmental systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

evaluate rudimentary environmental system control and process options and to apply methods to perform basic predictions of the environmental quality of buildings.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

strengthen your skills in systematic problem solving and communication.

  Classroom test 1.00 50%
 
  In class test
  Classroom test 1.00 50%
 
  In class test
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Supplementary exam

Outline Syllabus:
Environmental systems: Earth as a system - the big picture, lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. Natural systems and pollution. The built environment; environmental comfort. Principles of heat; thermal insulation in buildings; energy and water use in buildings. Principles of light; artificial lighting; natural lighting. Principles of sound; noise and sound insulation; room acoustics. Internal environments: Types and needs of human structures. Green buildings; sustainable buildings. Climate change.

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