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Specialization Course on Acoustic and Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Department of the Civil Engineering

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Academic year

2017-2018

Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded

Diploma/Certificate

Duration

1 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits

24.0

General Objectives of the Course
The proposed course is devoted to the transmission of advanced topics in the field of acoustical and thermo-energetic behavior of new and existing buildings. Besides presenting an important component in the area of acoustic and thermal / energy performance, this course also seeks to introduce a perspective on the acoustic and thermal rehabilitation of the built environment, as well as an overview of the concerns with the adoption of solutions that contribute to a more sustainable construction. It is intended, with this course, to provide students with fundamental knowledge on the identified topics that are useful from the practical application point of view, and form a significant added value in relation to what is traditionally taught in more general integrated master's programs. Another objective is to transmit advanced knowledge to technicians who work in the area of buildings, that allows them to make decisions in practical problems on an informed basis and having up-to-date knowledge.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
It is intended that, at the end of this course, the students have acquired advanced knowledge in the areas of acoustics and energy in buildings that allow them to:
- Understand the relevant physical phenomena related to buildings;
- Understand the importance of those themes in new buildings and rehabilitation of buildings;
- Understand the relevance of acoustic and energy performance for sustainable construction;
- Analyze and propose solutions to practical problems in the covered areas.
Mode of Study
Full-time, face-to-face and daytime
Admission Requirements

(i) holders of first cycle (bachelor) courses or equivalent in Civil Engineering or similar, (ii) holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum whose merit is recognized by the course coordination to attest the capacity to complete the course.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning
n/a
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n. 339/2012, published in Diário da República n. 152, 2.nd series, of August 7th (“Regulamento de Criação e Funcionamento de Cursos não Conferentes de Grau na Universidade de Coimbra”)
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final grade will be a number between 0 and 20 corresponding to the weighted average of the grades of all the curricular units.
Study Programme
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018