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MSYS 3020 - Air Conditioning Systems 1

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

An introduction to air conditioning systems, covering fundamentals, selections and applications of air handling units, and air distribution systems. Design and sizing of air distribution systems including selection criteria for terminal units, equal friction method applied to ductwork, fan laws applied to fans, CAV and multiple zone systems based on VAV. A study of air psychrometrics is also included.


MSYS 2020





Fall 2018

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

CRN 45090

Tue Sep 11 - Tue Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Tue 18:15 - 21:15 BBY SW09 Rm. 123


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:

  • Differentiate among the main types of air conditioning systems.
  • Understand air psychrometrics and its psychrometric processes.
  • Identify zoning criteria.
  • Perform ductwork design using the commonly accepted method in the industry.
  • Understand the criteria in selecting fan(s) for a given air-distribution system.
  • Understand criteria in selecting and placing terminal units to deliver conditioned air to a conditioned space.
  • Delineate air-distribution system characteristics in fan selection.
  • Determine system operating condition, resistance, power requirements, and fan efficiency.

Effective as of Winter 2012

Related Programs

MSYS 3020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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