School of Engineering

Minor in Building Simulation

17 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)


The mission of building simulation is to prepare students for a lifelong professional career, by providing personal development and engineering skills to analyze and design effective building management systems for complex buildings, based on a deep and intuitive understanding of physical and mechanical behavior. Furthermore, the program offers a good overview of the field and promotes the ability to co-operate on teams, to communicate in an international environment and to lead project work.

Program Educational Objectives

1. To produce building services engineers capable of designing low energy building solutions that provide comfortable, productive indoor environments for the building occupants.
2. To produce building services engineers, with integrated building design knowledge, who understand the science, engineering, management relevant issues associated with buildings and their systems, through knowledge of environmental issues, global warming, sustainability, and the impact of buildings upon these and the environment in general.
3. To develop a strong approach to problem solving including resolution of conflicting goals through a series of design project modules and the generation, gathering and application of research knowledge.

Program Outcomes

a. A comprehensive understanding of building thermal performance and systems to control the internal environment of occupied spaces.
b. A complete knowledge of those factors affecting human thermal comfort and air quality and in-depth understanding of how these influence the design of a building and its engineering systems to serve the occupants.
c. An understanding of architectural form in relation to space and energy usage.
d. An ability to apply, and to critically appraise the results of, computing methods for the solution of problems.
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