15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module has two parts:The first covers the thermodynamic principles as they apply to buildings. It is considers the fundamental principles underpinning practical solutions to control the thermal environment of buildings with a particular focus on the analysis of low energy and passive methods.The second component will actually be taught first and is a self-contained 5 credit element on research skills. It combines lectures and a seminar, with the primary learning objective to produce a pass-to-progress research proposal to support the semester 2 (MEng) individual research project.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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