COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Architectural Environmental Control Systems
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 305
Fall
3
0
3
3
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives • Essential knowledge in the areas of building physics that relate to the thermal, acoustical, and lighting needs of human users. • A basic understanding the relationship between natural forces and the environmental performance of buildings. • An introduction to the utilization of building features for enhancing occupants comfort while reducing the need for non-renewable natural resources.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand the qualitative and quantitative interactions between physical features of buildings and natural processes over time, as well as their effects on space use and occupants' comfort.
  • Comprehend the environmental parameters that affect the demand for energy and other natural resources in the construction and use of buildings.
  • Recognize the importance of major design factors like form, construction system, materials and function of a building on its environmental impact during its entire life cycle.
  • Consider environmental performance as a meaningful compass in architectural design.
  • Communicate with other disciplines in the environmental engineering arena.
  • Appreciate past architectures in their dialogue with nature and draw lessons from them.
Course Description This course covers theoretical and applied aspects of the relationship between physical environment and buildings, presenting methods to amend indoor conditions through proper building design.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Course Introduction / Man & Environment
2 Climate
3 Comfort
4 Physics & Materials
5 The building envelope
6 Solar Radiation & Control
7 Passive Heating
8 Midterm
9 Passive Cooling
10 Ventilation
11 Acoustics
12 Daylighting
13 Urban comfort
14 Poster presentations
15 Review of the semester
16 Review of the semester
Course Notes/Textbooks To be distributed via Blackboard. They will cover only part of the course contents, so the students are strongly advised to take additional notes during class.
Suggested Readings/Materials To be distributed via Blackboard.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
1
15
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
2
25
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
6
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
2
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
5
Final Exams
    Total
109

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

Ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in architecture.

X
2

Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate architectural concepts and theories.

X
3

Ability to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of architecture.

 

X
4

Critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and to direct self-education.

X
5

Ability to communicate architectural ideas and proposals for solutions to architectural problems in visual, written and oral form.

X
6

Ability to support architectural thoughts and proposals for solutions to architectural problems with qualitative and quantitative data and to communicate these with specialists and non-specialists.

X
7

Ability to use a foreign language to follow developments in architecture and to communicate with colleagues.

X
8

Ability to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of architecture.

X
9

Being equipped with social, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of architectural data.

X
10

Ability to collaborate with other disciplines that are directly or indirectly related to architecture with basic knowledge in these disciplines.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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