Module title: Building Services Engineering

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09114
Module leader: Celine Garnier
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

Module code: BSV08105; BSV08112; BSV08100
Module title: Building Design & Technology 2; Building Engineering 2
Examples of equivalent learning: Building Design & Technology and Building Engineering equivalent to SCQF level 8

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Celine Garnier
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The aim is to advance the learner's knowledge, comprehension and problem solving abilities using a combination of lectures and tutorials (augmented with complete worked solutions). Assessment 1 addresses formative learning and assimilates the summative elements of LO1&2 in a practical client focussed design project which is based on real life building services problems. Use is made of the teaching staff research and consultancy experience and utilises current building services equipment and design software to illustrate the learning experience and impart employable skills.

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to learning outcomes
The delivery of the technical content will be through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical demonstrations. Practical aspects of the material in the module will be highlighted through specific laboratory demonstrations linked to lecture delivered material where appropriate. Issues around ethics, sustainability, design considerations and industrial constraints will be incorporated into the technical content delivery.

Assessment (formative and summative)
A range of assessments will be used. Primarily the technical content will be assessed through a combination of courseworks and formal examination. The formal examination will be used to test the students overall knowledge and understanding of the subject material. Coursework exercises will be based around laboratory work and will provide the student with the opportunity to describe and critically assess the outcomes of lab exercises

Research/teaching linkages
Laboratory based exercises will provide opportunities for exploration and discussion around topics and provides the opportunity to link the material delivered in the formal lectures with practical demonstrations. Where appropriate this also provides the opportunity for staff to introduce students to relevant areas of their current research.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2 8 , WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Climate
Thermal comfort
Solar heat gain
Noise and vibration
Lighting
Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
Air - conditioning systems
Control
Building Services Design Software
Sick building syndrome



Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand the relevant factors involved in energy balance, thermal and overall comfort in buildings; LO2: evaluate the performance of building elements and buildings in respect of environmental performance;
LO3: apply design principles relating to servicing of commercial and industrial buildings;
LO4: appreciate the legislative factors affecting building services.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV09114 - Building services engineering
Building Services Engineering