In the scope of the Bachelor’s studies, the focus of the lectures lies on the basics of building physics (thermodynamics and humidity, light, building/room acoustics, urban building physics) and the basics of building technology, as well as on an introduction to the subject of energy-efficient and sustainable building with respect to the “Energieeinsparverordnung“ (Energy Conservation Act), mainly with regard to residential buildings. The core subjects of study are complemented by the Institute Internship and the lecture series on life cycles of construction projects.

The Master’s course focuses on the topics of energy-efficient construction (non-residential buildings, introduction to DIN V 18599), thermal-energetic building simulation (background, models, numerical analysis, Modelica), valuation methods of sustainable building (basics on life-cycle assessment and sustainability certification) and an introduction to monitoring and measurement methods, as well as the “human factor” in the scope of evaluating thermal ergonomics, i.e. the climate effect on humans regarding comfort and performance.

The subjects of study in the Master’s course are complemented by the interdisciplinary events “Construction Design” and “A Dialogue with Practice”. In the scope of construction design, modern BIM-based methods of 3D/4D planning and simulation are used – and external speakers will be invited.

For the aspect of teaching, the Institute aims to cooperate closely with the Faculties of Architecture (Department of Building Technology) and Mechanical Engineering (Department for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate), based on common courses of lectures or on joint participation in student competitions of the VDI, for example.

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