NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
COURSE CODE: ZAT2202
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Ar. Fadli Arabi
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Core course required for this program
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: YEAR 2 / SEMESTER 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

28

L + T + P + O = 28 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course are to:

  1. To introduce the concepts of controlling thermal environment in buildings.
  2. To introduce the climatic factors and zones of the world and how buildings respond to the different climate.
  3. To impart the awareness of the environmental attributes to achieve better living conditions.
  4. To understand of passive design in the built environment for different climatic condition and not be relegated as an afterthought.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1.     Understand the principals and concepts of environmental science in buildings design.

  1. Analyse the climatic factors and zones of the world and to be apply for architectural design.

3.     Explain the environmental attributes and to use its potentials for comfortable living.

4.     Demonstrate the ideas of passive design in the built environment as the main consideration in design process in-line with teachings of Islam.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:
  • Will be able to develop systematic basic research guidelines and procedure.
  • Will be able to produce a structured writing.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

A series of lecture on research methodology will be conducted by course coordinator. Student will be appointed a supervisor to guide on the research area that the student are interested.
SYNOPSIS:

 

The topics of the course cover the basic knowledge on the concepts of controlling environment in the building with the comfort of the occupants as the core design determinant. The course will introduce the basic physical principles; human response and design response to site and climate. Passive design strategies and approaches will be emphasized with the direct effect of the building envelope and fabric on comfort and energy efficiency, in line with the teachings of Islam.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (40%)
Category Percentage
  • One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration.
  • Individual/Group Assignment
  •  Quiz

10%

20%

10%

B. Final Examination (60%)
·    Structure/Essay Type Questions 60%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Required

 Koenigsberger, I., & Szokolay, M. (1973). Manual of tropical housing and  building, part 1: climatic design. USA: Longman.

Moore, F. (1993). Environmental control systems. USA: McGraw-Hill International Editions, Architecture and Urban Planning Series.

Olgyay, V. (1963). Design with climate: bioclimatic approach to architectural regionalism. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Recommended

Banham, R. (1969). The architecture of the well-tempered environment.  London: The Architectural Press.

Fathy, H. (1986). Natural energy and vernacular architecture: principlesand examples with reference to hot arid climate. Chicago:

The University of Chicago Press Ltd.

Hawkes, D. (1996). The environmental tradition. UK: E&FN, Spon.

Olgyay, V. (1957). Solar control and shading devices. New Jersey: Princeton

University Press.

1.     Young, D., et al. (2004). Sears and Zemansky University Physics with Modern Physics. 11th Edition. Pearson Addison Wesley.

2.     Krane, K. (1996). Modern Physics. 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE NIL