Summary module description:
The Intelligent Buildings is about the integrated process of sustainable design, operation and management and includes integration of sensors and automation controls which link users, the building and the systems. But students will also learn knowledge covering a broader range of intelligent architecture, smart building networks, lessons from nature and vernacular architecture and the evolution of intelligent green eco-cities. There is a great need of interdisciplinary skills in the building industry and this module stresses the need for stakeholders from all disciplines to work together.

The aim of the module is to provide students with an interdisciplinary knowledge of building design, operation and management.Sensor technologies will also be introduced.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students will be able to specify the needs for intelligent and plan them with respect to whole-life cost, sustainability and health.

Additional outcomes:
Analytical skills

Outline content:
• A conceptual model of the system of buildings and people will be introduced which defines an objectives system which can be achieved by an integrated approach towards building systems, environmental systems and the organisation.
• Studies will cover single function dedicated systems, multi-functional systems, integrated systems and computer-integrated buildings.
• Building management covering the environmental control of buildings.
• The processes of conceptualisation, development, construction, installation and facilities management call for a very large multi-disciplinary team.
• Integrated team working.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, tutorials and seminar.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Seminars 8
Tutorials 2
Guided independent study 80
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    One two-hour examination

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-sit of written exam in August/ September

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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