British Columbia Institute of


MSYS 2020 - HVAC Load Analysis

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Calculate and analyze heating, cooling and ventilation loads in commercial, institutional and residential buildings. Topics include use of climatic data, comfort conditions, ASHRAE criteria standards, and methods of determining heat loss and heat gains. Computer-aided techniques for determining loads will be introduced.


Familiarity with MS Excel and AutoCAD.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 38047

Wed Sep 05 - Wed Nov 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 21 Wed 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 127


Joseph Cheung

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Calculate the heat transmission coefficients for different building construction types.
  • Apply ASHRAE standards and guidelines to HVAC system design.
  • Establish both indoor and outdoor design conditions for buildings.
  • Calculate sensible heat, latent heat, and sensible heat ratio and ratio line.
  • Conduct heating, cooling and ventilation load calculations both manually and computer aided.
  • Calculate HVAC loads for various types of buildings using industry standard methods and computer-aided techniques.

Effective as of Winter 2011

Related Programs

MSYS 2020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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