CEM222-Building Simulation

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: CEM221 Energy in Buildings
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Emmanuel Essah

Email: e.a.essah@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
This module briefly introduces theory of heat transfer, overview of building simulations and train students with skills of computer simulations

Aims:
To provide knowledge of building simulations and hands-on practice of simulation using commercial software packages such as Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES).

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Define the purpose of building simulations;
• Produce building simulation models;
• Propose scenarios which affect energy consumption;
• Perform simulations using computer software packages;
• Analyse results and propose optimum solutions


Additional outcomes:
Students should be able to work within a team and present the outcome of their work to course staff and other members of the class.

Outline content:
A case of building simulation project.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures and turotials

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 3
Project Supervision 17
Guided independent study: 80
       
Total hours by term 100
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Oral assessment and presentation 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Students are required to contact the School to confirm reassessment arrangements.

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: 10 April 2019

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