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CODE EPC4102

 
TITLE Electrical Building Technology

 
LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Industrial Electrical Power Conversion

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit describes the technology that is fundamental to electrical building services: Electrical Illumination, Electrical Installations and Space Heating/Air Conditioning. The topics that will be studied within each of these areas are listed below.

Electrical Illumination - lighting analysis and illumination calculations; types of illumination and types of lighting sources.

Electrical Installations - general requirements for the design of an electrical installation in domestic, commercial and industrial premises; calculations in the preparation of a lighting and power installation; details and layout drawings, drafting of electrical specifications. IET wiring regulations and other important regulations, British and other standard specifications, codes of practice and general procedures, Earthing and Electrical Safety - Testing.

Space Heating/Air Conditioning - Definition of air conditioning terms and requirements for human comforts; space heating for industrial and commercial buildings; description of a typical system including servicing devices, temperature and humidity control; the design of a straight forward heating system by calculation of heat losses.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit describes the technology that is fundamental to electrical building services: Electrical Illumination, Electrical Installations and Space Heating/Air Conditioning.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to understand building services systems.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to design electrical systems for building services, namely electrical installations including lighting systems.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
(availability at the Library or otherwise is indicated against each entry)

1) Design of Electrical Services for Building, 4th Edition, Barrie Rigby, ISBN 0-415-31083-0.
2) Electrical Installation Principles and Practices, J.M. Hyde, ISBN 0-333-60160-2 (Library Reference: TK165.H8436).
3) Requirements for Electrical Installations, IEE Wiring Regulations, BS 7671:2008, ISBN 978-0-86341 (Library Reference: BME).

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: EPC2102

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Tutorial, Practical and Project

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Practical No 15%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 85%

 
LECTURER/S John Caruana
Carmel Xerri

 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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