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BSCI 9150 - Mechanical Systems and Control

Building Science Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This elective course will benefit students who want to specialize in mechanical and energy performance. Topics include the theory and practice of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for buildings and optimal control strategies for indoor environmental quality and energy. For each of these systems, operating theories will be introduced and equipment classifications and their features will be addressed, along with the concepts of local control and supervisory control. In addition, the course will examine renewable energy systems and compare them with conventional systems in terms of their technical, economic, and environmental strengths and limitations. Practical case studies will enable students to understand how to design systems and develop control strategies to optimize the systems’ energy efficiency.


BSCI 9000 and BSCI 9130** (may be taken concurrently).



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyse typical heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and systems.
  • Select proper equipment and systems according to design requirements and constraints.
  • Apply renewable energy in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • Evaluate and improve design of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems through an integrated design process.
  • Develop control strategies for typical heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system configurations.
  • Evaluate and improve control strategies for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • Justify system design decisions verbally and in writing in a clear and understandable manner.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

BSCI 9150 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Energy Modelling
    Part-time   Graduate Certificate
  2. Building Engineering/Building Science
    Full-time/Part-time   Master of Applied Science
  3. Building Science
    Full-time/Part-time   Master of Engineering


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