BSc and MSc courses

BSC AND MSC COURSES

Building Services and Physics in the Bachelor's Program

The discipline of Building Physics and Services (BPS) is well integrated in the Bachelor Major Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (AUBS).

The focus of attention of BPS is on physical aspects and processes to support and design healthy, comfortable and sustainable indoor and outdoor built environments. BPS relates to heat and moisture transfer in building constructions, urban physics and wind engineering, indoor air quality, building performance, lighting, building and urban acoustics, heating, ventilation, airconditioning and materials.

In the Bachelor program, three compulsory courses are lectured on BPS subjects, see below. Besides, the project work in the Bachelor program includes BPS components as well: the BAU-studio in year one, the projects in year two, the multidisciplinary project in year 3 and the Bachelor End Project in year 3.

Coherent Packages

If you are interested in BPS, your focus in the projects can be directed towards this discipline. Finally, in a range of BPS elective courses are available, as listed below. Some of these courses are part of one of the following BPS related Coherent Packages, of which the first package is recommended for students interested to continue with the Master’s specialization BPS.

Coherent - Building Physics: Building and Environment

Coherent - Building Physics: Building, Climate and Systems

Coherent - The Liberation of Light

Coherent - Building Physics: Science of Sound and Music

Compulsory BSc courses

Optional BSc courses

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0HEUA0 - Light and Experience

A wide range of appealing acoustical principles, phenomena and applications from daily life are presented in a popular scientific way,...

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OHSUA0 - Advancing light for human functioning

A wide range of appealing acoustical principles, phenomena and applications from daily life are presented in a popular scientific way,...

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0HAUA0 - Secret Life of Light

Assignments may have a research or design orientation. Research assignments consist of an investigation and a formulation of a vision.

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7HK40 - Liberation of Light - Technical Project

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7S5X0 - Acoustic Awareness

A wide range of appealing acoustical principles, phenomena and applications from daily life are presented in a popular scientific way,...

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7S6X0 - The Science of Sound

The contents of this course relies for a large part on the book `The Science of Sound¿, in which the fundamentals of acoustics are treated...

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7SAX0 - Sounds good!

Project descriptions from industry companies emphasize the technology-wide presence of acoustics. Engineers from various fields illustrate...

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7S8X0 - Building Services

Integraal ontwerpproces, geïntegreerd ontwerp van gebouwschil en installaties, overzicht van bouwsystemen voor gevels en installaties,...

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7S0X0 - Urban Physics: wind, acoustics, insolation and precipitation

Urban Physics deals with the way humans perceive the interaction between meteorological conditions and the urban environment, and how...

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7S7X0 - Materialization of facades and roofs

Sealing principles, building physics, materials science and engineering aspects, functional requirements, including fire resistance, facade...

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7W8X0 - Transportation engineering and Urban physics

The course consists of lectures and practical assignments. For the practical assignments the wind tunnel and existing cases in the city will...

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7S9X0 - Building performance evaluation

In de colleges worden voorbeelden gegeven waarmee bouwfysica en installatietechnologie als factor van betekenis in het ontwerpproces...

Master's specialization in Building Physics and Services

BPS is a specialization in the Master Architecture, Building and Planning. In this specialization, a range of Master’s courses are available, have a look at the education guide for the full program.

Compulsory MSc courses

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7S880 - Lighting Technology

Topics include light and lighting in relation to standards and recommendations, calculation methods for use in design of daylight and...

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7S532 - Heat and moisture transfer in building envelopes

3D-steady state heat conduction (thermal bridges), 1D transient heat conduction in envelopes, transient moisture transfers in porous...

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7S750 - State of the art in building performance simulation for integrated solution

Given the (increasing) complexity of energy/environmental systems, computer modelling and simulation is emerging as a viable approach to...

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7S801 - Computational Building Physics and Systems using MatLab

MatLab programming, graphics, modeling, computational tools, building physics and systems

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7S815 - Design of sustainable energy systems for the built environment

General background: Climate - Indoor environment - Performance evaluation Building level (design) Energy demand reduction - Energy...

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7S630 - Lighting technology

The course is divided into two parts. It starts with a theoretical instruction and includes topics of light and lighting in relation to...

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7S892 - Introduction to CFD in building, planning and architecture

The course consists of three parts. In the first part, the basics of fluid flow and CFD are outlined, together with the most important...

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7Y320 - Building safety

Besides the building codes there is a specific regulation about fire safety. But more important is to get an understanding of the elementary...

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7S620 - Sustainable Building 2

This course addresses the sustainability of buildings, construction materials and products. This is done by considering the raw materials,...

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7SS41 - Learning portfolio 4, PBE

During this course the student writes a plan for his final project.

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7Y415 - Intelligent buildings

Subject Areas: Introduction to the Historical Development of Intelligent Buildings Descriptions, definitions and components; Development...