Training Course in Indoor Environmental Comfort in Buildings

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




ECTS Credits


ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Ana Paula Bettencourt Martins Amaro (ana.amaro@dem.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
1 - Convey to students the theoretical and practical training in areas related to environmental comfort in buildings
2 - Develop skills that enable students to define the design conditions of indoor environments and its assessment in existing buildings.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
1. To know the technical, regulatory and regulations related to several areas of analysis of indoor environmental quality;
2. Ability to integrate information on various aspects relevant to the piecemeal environmental quality indoors (indoor air quality, thermal environment, noise, vibration, lighting).
3. Ability to perform diagnostics of the quality of the indoor environment and propose improvement measures.
4. Ability to integrate knowledge related to the Indoor Environmental Quality in professional activities related to design, construction, installation, operation, licensing, and maintenance of buildings and systems.
5. Ability to act as agents of dissemination of knowledge related to the discipline, notably through awareness of the need to harmonize the concerns about indoor environmental quality with the need for rational use of energy.
Mode of Study
Admission Requirements

To be graduated in Engineering or Arquitecture. Facility Management Experts and Hygiene and Safety Experts are also admitted. Other professionals with relevant experience and interest in the topic. It is assumed that the canddates have a basic level knowledge of English.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n. º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC)
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Final grading will be obtained through the arithmetic mean of the different evaluations along the course (tests, practical works, reports), being used a 20 points scale.
Study Programme
Additional information 2017-02-07
1st Semester
Start date: 14-09-2015
Start date (first year): 14-09-2015
End date: 21-12-2015
2nd Semester
Start date: 08-02-2016
End date: 27-05-2016
1st Quarterial
Start date: 02-02-2016
End date: 29-02-2016
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 01-03-2016
End date: 31-03-2016
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 01-04-2016
End date: 28-04-2016