Module title: Building Services Engineering A

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

Module code: MEC10113
Module leader: Tariq Muneer
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code: MEC08102
Module title: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Examples of equivalent learning: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics equivalent to SCQF level 8

2018/9, Trimester 1, 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: Tariq Muneer
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
The objective is to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of building services design, including embodiment of energy in the building fabric, energy use in form of heating and lighting and acoustic design. This will be achieved through a major coursework, lectures, tutorials and a three hour final exam. (LO’s 1-6).

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Guest lectures by industry and local government personnel shall be organised.

Assessment (formative and summative):
Course work shall form the basis for: (i) PDP and (ii) scholarship. The formative assessment will be an exercise on efficient lighting design for a modern building. A 2,500 word report encompassing technical analysis and Carbon foot print of the above design shall be expected (LO’s 2,4). The exam shall cover LO’s 1-6).

Research/ teaching linkages;
Strong links with renewable energy research currently underway at Napier University shall be maintained.

Supporting equality and diversity
Throughout lectures and tutorials examples shall be used to support equality, diversity and internationalisation.

Internationalisation
The module follows current UK practices but an international dimension is added to discussions that follow on from formal lectures, where appropriate, providing the opportunity to discuss the fundamental issues around the basis for any differences. International students are encouraged to contribute their own experiences to these discussions.

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 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 119
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 30
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 2,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Assessment of thermal and lighting loads for a given building and the impact of noise on internal environment. The module will introduce conventional as well as more modern, energy efficient practice. The three 'e's - economy, energy and environmental impact of building services shall be addressed.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: asess heating and cooling building energy loads on a steady state basis;
LO2: design energy efficient systems to provide the desired internal thermal and visual environment;
LO3: evaluate the impact of noise on the internal environment;
LO4: specify the lighting requirements for the internal environment;
LO5: carry out Life-cycle assessment of building materials;
LO6: explore the potential for using renewable energy sources in buildings.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MEC10113 Building Services Engineering A