MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMES571
Course Unit DetailsMSc Sustainable Energy Systems (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. To understand the essential requirements during the initial concept of the design process in issues such as health and thermal and visual comfort.
  2. To develop knowledge on building physics and the terminology associated with energy issues, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation.
  3. To evaluate the interaction of climate, energy and sustainability.
  4. To understand the principles of sunlight and the effects of location, organization of space, form and volume of a design proposal.
  5. To understand the principles of thermal behaviour of a building, ventilation and humidity.
  6. To understand the principles of sustainability and interactions with the microclimate and the general climate of the area.
  7. To understand the principles of sustainability in relation to saving energy consumption, waste management, and life cycle analysis.
  8. To understand the design strategies adopted, in order to approach issues such as sustainability and energy consumption management.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

This course aims to give students the chance to implement the theory on Passive Climate Design & Bioclimatic Strategies taught on the compulsory theoretical courses. Thus, a design project, will be given to students in order to design and approach practically the issues of proper environmental design implementing selected bioclimatic strategies.

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Buildings, Climate and Energy, T.A. Markus and E. N. Morris Pitman, 1980
  • Man, Climate and Architecture, B. Givoni, Applied Science Publishers, London, 1976
  • Beyer, D et alles ,Tackle Climate Change: Use Wood, cei-bois, 2006
  • Energy Planning, Introduction to Architects, Malliaris Education for the European Commission
  • Guide of Thermal Insulation of Buildings, second edition, 2010, September, Energy Service, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • Energy Design Guide, 2011, Thessaloniki, Building Publishing Ltd.
  • Guide of Thermal Insulation & Waterproofing, 2011, Thessaloniki, Building Publishing Ltd.
  • Guide of Thermal Insulation & Waterproofing, 2011, Thessaloniki, Building Publishing Ltd.
  • Thermal Comfort, P. O. Fanger, Mc Graw – Hill Book Company, New York, 1973
    Planned learning activities and teaching methods
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Final Exam25%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO