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Building environment and energy application engineering

1. Program Description

The Building environment and energy application engineering aims to train professionals in industrial and civil architectural applications of HVAC systems and various artificial environmental systems, including design, installation, commissioning, research and development. The program provides international perspective and competitiveness, a solid foundation and innovative ability, as well as outstanding leadership and teamwork abilities in engineering and management. The program lasts four years, but the learning period is also flexible. A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is awarded when a minimum of 170 total credits is achieved as required.

2. Program Duration and Credit

This is a four-year undergraduate program, which can be completed within a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years.

A total of 170 credits are required upon the completion of the program.

3. Curriculum

Three modules of courses are offered for the program: Basic Curriculum, Essential Curriculum, and Elective Curriculum. The Basic and Essential curricula are compulsory for a Bachelor’s degree.

The Elective Curriculum in the list includes extended disciplinary courses offered by the school into which an individual student is admitted, as well as cross disciplinary courses offered by other schools. Students can choose the extended and cross disciplinary courses according to their personal interests and career plans; however, credits should be approved by the School.

(1)Basic Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100701062101

Advanced Mathematics A(I)

6

1

 

100701062102

Advanced Mathematics A(II)

6

2

 

100010191004

Visual Basic

4

2

Including 1 practice credit

100010072101

Basic Physics(I)

3

2

 

100010072102

Basic Physics(II)

2

3

 

100010072103

Basic Physics Experiment(I)

0.5

2

practice course

100010072104

Basic Physics Experiment(II)

0.5

3

practice course

100800202201

Mechanical  Drawing B

4

1

Including 1 practice credit

100800202202

Engineering Mechanics

3

3

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202203

Engineering Practical Training B

2

3

practice course

100805202101

Introduction to HVAC*

2

1

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202102

Engineering Fluid Mechanics*

3

3

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202103

Engineering Thermodynamics*

3

4

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202104

Heat Transfer*

3.5

4

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202105

Mechanical Design Basis

2

4

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202106

Electric and Electronics

4.5

4

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800202107

Principle of Automatic Control A

3

5

Including 0.5 practice credit

(2)Essential Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100810203001

Fluid Transmission and Distribution Network

2

4

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203002

Architecture Environment Science

2

5

 

100810203003

Principle and equipment of heat and mass exchange

2

5

 

100810203004

Refrigeration Principle

4

5

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203005

Curriculum Design of Refrigeration Principle

1.5

5

practice course

100810203006

Heat Source Technology for air conditioning

3

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203007

Industrial Ventilation

2

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203008

Air Conditioning

4

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203009

Curriculum Design of Air Conditioning

1.5

6

practice course

100810203010

Building Environmental Testing Technology

2

7

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203011

Heating Engineering  A

3

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810203012

Curriculum Design of Heating Engineering  A

1

6

practice course

100810203013

Engineering Design Method and System Analysis of HVAC

1.5

7

 

100810203019

Automation of Building Equipment

1.5

7

 

100800203014

Disassembly & Assembly Practice of Thermal Equipments

1

7

practice course

100800203015

Research Innovation Training

2

6

practice course

100805203016

Understanding  Practice

1

5

practice course

100805203017

Graduation Practice

1

8

practice course

100805203018

Undergraduate Thesis

4

8

practice course

(3)Elective Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100701062108

linear algebra

3

3

 

100712062102

Probability theory and mathematical statistics  B

3

4

 

100800204001

Pump and Fan

2

4

Including 0.5 practice credit

100800204002

Design calculation of Heat Exchanger

2

5

Including 1 practice credit

100800204003

Fuel Gas Engineering

2

5

 

100800204004

Technology and Application of PLC

2

6

Including 1 practice credit

100800204005

High Efficient Heat Transfer Technology

1.5

5

 

100810204006

Introduction to Engineering Management

2

4

 

100800204007

Engineering Software and Application

2

5

Including 1 practice credit

100800204008

New Energy

2

6

 

100810204009

Building Water Supply and Drainage

2

7

 

100810204010

Introduction to Architecture

2

4

 

100810204011

English for Building Environment and Energy Application Engineering

2

6

 

100810204012

Indoor Air

2

5

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810204013

Engineering Budget and Construction

2

5

 

100810204014

HVAC Marketing

1.5

6

 

100810204015

Ground Source Heat Pump Technology

2

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810204016

Construction Engineering Practice

2

6

 

100810204017

New Refrigeration Technology

2

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

100810204018

Science and Technology Document Retrieval and Patent Application

2

4

Including 1 practice credit

100800204023

Principle and Technology of Solar Energy Utilization

2

6

Including 0.5 practice credit

(Note: 1. Odd-number semesters are the fall semesters and even-number semesters are the spring semesters in each academic year.

      2. The asterisk * marks a core course.

4. Core Courses and Introductions

100800202101    Introduction to HVAC  (2 cr.)   

Prerequisites:

Introduction to HVAC is an introductory course for specialty of Energy and Power Engineering (including Energy & Environment systems Engineering, Energy & Power Engineering) of Chinese universities and colleges. Energy is a material basis for human production and survival. It with materials and information has been considered to be three elements of modern social development. Energy, environmental and economy has become the common issues and common challenges in the world. It is of great significance to solve energy and environmental issues for developing national economy, raising the living standard, and stabilizing social order, etc. This course mainly lectures about background and conception of discipline, specialty characteristics of university engineering at home and aboard, characteristics of engineering education in Nanjing Normal University, graduation and employment, etc. The teaching emphasis is to let students understand the issues of energy and environment, including fundamental knowledge on energy and its utilization, environment status quo and its pollution control technologies, sustainable development of energy and environment, and so on.

Based on the course study, students can know about the basic facts on energy and environment at home and abroad, understand the program features of Energy and Power Engineering, and master the relationship of human production and living with the specialty. Moreover, students can master the method and characteristic of engineering studying. The conception of energy saving and pollution control can be trained and established. It builds a solid foundation for students who make a follow-up course study in the field of energy and power engineering.

100800202102    Engineering Fluid Mechanics     (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:

Engineering Fluid mechanics is about introduction, basic properties of fluid, hydrostatics, fluid kinematics and fluid dynamics, etc. Hydrostatics mainly studies the pressure distribution and the effect of the solid wall in the static state. Hydro-kinematics studies the fluid velocity and the streamline when the fluid stress and energy loss is not considered. Fluid dynamics studies the relation between the force and the velocity of the fluid and the acceleration of the fluid in the fluid motion. Hydrostatic introduces the pressure distribution of the fluid at rest or at relative rest, the pressure measurement, the static pressure on the plane and the surface. Fluid kinematics is mainly about flow field, streamline, velocity distribution, rotational and non rotating flow, stream function and potential function and flow net. Fluid dynamics describes the mass, energy and momentum conservation laws of incompressible fluids and compressible fluids, as well as the practical application of these laws in the internal and external flow of an object.

100800202103    Engineering Thermodynamics     (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:

Engineering Thermodynamics is a special basic course for the majors of Thermal Energy & Power Engineering, Building Environment & Equipment Engineering and Energy & Environment System Engineering. The aim of this course is to study the principles for the conversion of thermal energy and mechanic energy, and to provide a better understanding of how to use energy more efficiently. It mainly consists of four parts: thermal properties of substances, the basic theories and their applications, thermodynamic processes and thermodynamic cycles. The specific contents are listed as belows. Learning the approaches to determine thermal properties of ideal-gas, water vapor and atmospheric air. Understanding the first law and second law of thermodynamics, then grasping the energy conversion situations for various equipments and the connection between entropy augment of isolated thermal system and irreversible loss of thermal processes. Grasping the basic thermodynamics processes of ideal-gas and water vapor. Grasping the thermodynamics processes in air compressor and converging nozzles. Grasping the characteristics of various thermodynamic cycles and studying the approaches to improve their thermal efficiencies.

100800202104    Heat Transfer     (3.5 cr.)

Prerequisites:

Heat Transfer is a basic course for numbers of majors, such as Thermal energy and Power Engineering, Energy and Environment System Engineering and Building Environment and Device Engineering. The course deals with basic principles of steady heat conduction, unsteady heat conduction, convective heat transfer without phase change, convective heat transfer with phase change, radiation heat transfer and heat exchanger, etc. Learning the course, students should grasp basic theories of heat transfer, equations calculating heat transfer processes, conceptions of heat transfer and basic methods analyzing heat transfer processes.

100810203004   Refrigeration principle    (4 cr.)

Prerequisites: 

Refrigeration principle is for the building environment and equipment engineering professional students. It is mainly the Knowledge of the working principle, design and application of the refrigeration equipment used in the air conditioning unit. Divided into two parts, classroom teaching and curriculum design. The purpose of this course is to make students master the basic principles and methods of air conditioning refrigeration equipment on the basis of thermodynamics and heat transfer, and  understand  the working principle, basic structure and performance of the cold (hot) source equipment commonly used in the air conditioning system. And  to master the system composition and work characteristics, for the design and selection of air conditioning system to lay the foundation. To further master the selection of refrigeration equipment, calculation, operation and regulation of the method, with the capacity of refrigeration system design. It is to cultivate the students' ability to use technology basic course to learn specialized courses, to analyze and solve practical engineering problems.

100810203006  Heat source technology for air conditioning (3.5 cr.)

Prerequisites:

Heat source technology for air conditioning is one of the main professional course of Building environment and energy application engineering. Through the study of this course, students can understand the composition and operation principle of air conditioning system, and understand the common heat source equipment. The students can master the basic knowledge of the boiler and boiler room equipment with oil or natural gas as raw material, and learn how to choose the appropriate boiler and auxiliary equipment by calculation. Students grasp the basic knowledge of air source heat pump and ground source heat pump, master the method of selecting reasonable heat pump and auxiliary equipment. Students understand the system composition and operation principle of lithium bromide unit, to understand the structure and operation principle of solar heating systems, understand the most advanced biomass fuel heating equipment. Students system to learn this course, they can choose a reasonable heat source equipment for the air-conditioning system, air-conditioning system to achieve a reasonable optimization operation, and then lay the foundation for the work in the field of HVAC.

100810203008   Air Conditioning     (4 cr.) 

Prerequisites:

Air Conditioning is a professional and major core course for students majoring in Building environment and energy application engineering of Chinese universities and institutes. The course majored in conditioning treatment of the air and partly enhanced the purification and quality controlling, it introduces the new development of current air-conditioning system and device. The main content of the course includes: introduction、 physical property of the air and H-D diagram、load calculation and air volume calculation、heat and moisture treatment of air、air-conditioning system、air distribution calculation、operational regulation of air-conditioning system and control of fireproof and smoke exhaust. Through the study of the course, the content of the load calculation、scheme selection、classification of the air-conditioning system and the design of fireproof and smoke exhaust system must be mastered. The theoretical content of the course includes the principle of exchange of air heating and humidification、the heat and moisture transfer method and mechanism、the calculation method of cooling load etc.. For engineering design and construction, the load calculation、the use of H-D diagram、the selection of air treatment equipment、the design calculation of air system、the air volume calculation、the design calculation of air-flow organization、scheme selection of the air-conditioning system、control measures of fireproof and smoke exhaust system、new technology of HVAC are must be mastered. Through the study of the course, the students can lay a solid foundation on engineering design and construction and development and utilization of new technology.

100810203019  Automation of Building Equipment  (1.5 cr.)

Prerequisites:

Automation of Building Equipment  is among the required courses for students majored in building environment and equipment engineering in School of Energy and Machinery Engineering. This course aims at helping students acquire the fundamental knowledge in building automation, the application of building automation system measurement and controlling equipment, basic theories in automation controlling systems, and related technology of computer network. A comprehensive understanding of building automation systems will be achieved. Thereafter, a sound theoretical basis will be laid for students’ further study on design and application of building automation systems practice. Moreover, with the acquisition and practice in this course, students will be better prepared for their future work and study in engineering technology in the field of building automation systems and relative work.

This course provides a broad introductory understanding of the specific issues involved with building automation systems. Students can explore the processes that occur at every level in the air conditioning industry including digital controls, sensing and measurement, actuation, analog output devices, and relays. Computer interfaces are also discussed including web interfaces. Students’ overall survey of the world of BAS includes: Future of BAS; Digital Direct Control (DDC) Basics; Field Devices; The Human Machine Interface (HMI); BAS Design and Specification; Energy Conservation Control Strategies; System Maintenance and the HVAC environment, lighting, and security systems.

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