Comprehension of Physics principles applied to Construction (energy transformation, sound and light transmission and heat exchange). Ability to perform lab research.
"Process Physics" is a core requirement course to be taken during the first year of the Degree.
When applied to Architecture, Physics provide methods and solutions to improve energy efficiency, noise insulation or natural lighting. A solid foundation in Physics may even help the architect to implement the aesthetic aspects of his or her designs.
Course Goals & Objectives:
· BC 3: Ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to inform judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical matters
· SC 1: Knowing the history and theories of architecture, as well as arts, sciences and technologies related to this.
· CC 2: Self-confidence
· CC 4: Communication skills in native language (written or orally) and in English language
· CC 9: Planning and time management: Ability to plan work based on the need to meet deadlines
· DSC 7: Acquisition of knowledge and application to architecture and urbanism in general mechanic principles, statics, geometry and mass tensor and vector fields
· DSC 8: Acquisition of knowledge and application to architecture and urbanism in thermodynamic principles, acoustics and optics
· DSC 9: Acquisition of knowledge and application to architecture and urbanism in fluid mechanic principles, hydraulics, electrical and electromagnetism
NAAB Student Performance Criteria addressed:
A 1-Communication skills (equates to CC 4)
A 5-Investigative skills (equates to BC 3)
B 9-Structural systems (equates to DSC 7)
B 10-Building service systems (equates to DSC 8 and DSC 9)
Particle mechanics 10%
Energy generation and transformation 15%
Fluid statics and fluid dynamics 20%
Hygrothermal transmission and insulation 10%
Thermal, optical and electrical properties 10%
Solar energy. Seismic prevention 10%
· The student will be evaluated with a continuous evaluation system, with periodical personal interviews, weighting the results achieved by the student.
· Depending on the competences to evaluate and the taxonomy of the targets, the evaluation instruments will include knowledge, skills and attitudes.
· The evaluation finishes with an acknowledgement of the learning level achieved by the student. It is expressed with numerical grades, according to current legislation.
This subject is taught in Spanish or English depending on the group.
Problem based Learning (PBL)