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The course covers languages, tools, and techniques for developing interactive and dynamic web pages. Topics include page styling, design, and layout using XHTML and CSS, client and server side scripting with PHP and JavaScript, web security, and interacting with data sources such as XML files. Primary programming experience is required, and the students should be familiar with the use of a computer.

Numerical Tools is an introductory course in numerical methods, MATLAB, and technical computing. It emphasizes the informed use of mathematical software. Topics include matrix computation, interpolation and zero finding, differential equations, random numbers, and Fourier analysis.

This course is for students to join in a basic real project with their tutors. Through this course, students should learn the basic concept of their research area, know how to find research papers and related materials. The finial work is depending on the project. The outcome could be various forms, including academic papers, experiment reports, engineering drawing, codes, etc.

In the field of architecture, simulation software is usually used to simulate the actual project, and the simulation results could guide the designers and technical personnel to optimize the project. This course is designed to help graduate students in the field of Smart Building to master the building simulation software. Based on   learning building design software, building structure design software, building thermal environment simulation software, building light environment simulation software, building sound environment simulation software, and class exercises, the students can have a certain understanding of building simulation software. In addition, students can select the building simulation software according to the needs of their own research direction, to complete an actual project. Through the course, the foundation for the use of simulation software in the future study could be consolidated. 

The semester project 3 is a training program with a real researching/engineering project. The students should complete a challenging task in order to get training on demanding analysis, project resources management (human resources, finance and technical resources). The whole project should be completed within limiting time (should not shorter than 2 months) as a training on project progress control.

 

The specification of the project should be provided by the students’ intramural academic advisors.

 

The outcome could be various forms, including academic papers, experiment reports, engineering drawing, codes, etc.

 

An elaborate project report should be submitted by each student.

   Combined with the training results of previous semester project, the theory of postgraduate teaching is effectively combined with the practice teaching, and it is in accordance with the Tianjin University academic achievements in the postgraduate stage, at the same time, there is a comprehensive summary of scientific research work aiming at the theme of the postgraduate stage. The term 4 mainly trains students' academic standards, literature reading, case analysis and research, and the ability to ask questions and solve problems.

Introduction to Mechanics. Statics including forces and its simplification, equilibrium, trusses, friction. Kinematics of a particle or a rigid body, absolute method, composite method, focusing on the composite method of a particle or a rigid body. Dynamics for a particle, a rigid body, particles or rigid bodies, laws of dynamics containing the general energy principle, linear momentum principle, and the angular momentum principle, D'Alembert’s principle, principle of virtual displacements.

Introduction to Architecture is a comprehensive curriculum about the theory system and framework of knowledge of the architectural discipline. It is an introductory theory course that prepares students for a quick understanding of the discipline of architecture and for a solid foundation for further professional learning. This course, given by the most famous professors and scholars of related fields in architecture academy, describes architecture comprehensively and guides students into the knowledge of architecture.

This course is composed of three parts: architectural project and design,  architectural history and culture, architectural environment and technology.

This course is a professional basic course in building environment and equipment engineering. The course covers a wide range of topics, including heat and mass transfer, external and internal environment of building, building materials, indoor sound, light and electricity, and physical and psychological response of human body to environment.

Content of this course includes:

  • external environment of building, including outdoor climate, motion law of the sun and the earth, and the influence on buildings,
  • internal environment of buildings, including main pollution source of indoor air and evaluation indexes of indoor environment,
  • thermal and humid environment of buildings, including the formation of thermal and humid load of buildings, calculation method of thermal and humid load,
  • the laws of human body’s response to thermal and humid environment, and research on thermal comfort,
  • luminous environment and acoustic environment of buildings, and indoor environment requirements of industrial buildings.
  • Basic principles of thermodynamic laws and their application to engineering systems.
  • The relationship between working fluid, equilibrium state and equations of state.
  • Analytical methods of thermodynamics
  • Analysis and calculation of thermo-technical process and thermodynamic cycle by the above-mentioned laws and methods.
  • Mechanisms of Carnot cycle, Rankine cycle, Otto cycle, and Diesel cycle, heat engines, refrigeration and heat pump.

To master the design method of building energy saving in actual design through studying and practicingthis course.

It mainly introduces the basic properties of relevant materials, such as construction stone, sintered products (clay bricks, ceramics and glass), air-hardening cementing materials (lime, gypsum), cement, concrete, mortar, timber, building steels, bitumen, engineering materials, and decorative materials.

This course introduces the preliminary skills for building thermal modelling, and the concepts of sustainable zone planning, building designing, and energy system operation of buildings.

The course mainly introduces the basic theory of heat conduction and helps students to master the basic theory and basic methods of solving heat conduction problems and be able to apply in engineering technology. The course includes:

Basic theory of heat conduction, one dimensional steady heat conduction, unsteady heat conduction and numerical solution of heat conduction problems

This course introduces the concept, methods, technologies and best practice examples of
heating, ventilating and air conditioning for the sustainable urban and architectural design. This course discusses basic principles of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning and their application to the systems of building services engineering, including heat loss calculations, the various forms of heating, ventilating and conditioning systems, calculating principles of load and air volume.

Topics covered in this course are basic theory, methods and related applications of optoelectronics measurement technology.

The third industrial revolution is gradually changing the way of life and the living environment of mankind, and buildings need new models in the era of sustainable development. This course introduces new architectural trends, and systematically imparts knowledge of solar energy and solar buildings through good case studies, which allow students to form a knowledge system of design ideas and technology strategies. Through participation in the international solar architecture design competition, students can apply what they have learned to real cases.

The course includes three parts: building thermal testing technology, building optical testing technology, and building acoustic testing technology.

Basic concepts of stress and strain. Deformations of elastic relationships between stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation concepts. Basic analysis for stresses in mechanical components and structures.

This course is a comprehensive curriculum about the theory system and framework of knowledge of the architectural discipline. It is an introductory theory course that prepares students for a quick understanding of the discipline of architecture and for a solid foundation for further professional learning. This course, given by the most famous professors and scholars of related fields in architecture academy, describes architecture comprehensively and guides students into the knowledge of architecture.

This course is composed of three parts: architectural project and design, architectural history and culture, architectural environment and technology.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Parametric modeling principles, methods, and applications in environmental design and research
  • architectural geometry at basic and advanced levels
  • parametric equations and models
  • visual programming method
  • scripting method
  • constraints, rules, and algorithms
  • elements and patterns of parametric design
  • parametric simulation
  • modeling tools

The contents include definition of architectural heritage, introduction of examples, and analysis of conservation projects. It proves the close relation between heritage and the contemporary culture, economics, society and people’s daily life. It concludes that conservation of architectural heritage needs civil participation and technical supports from varied disciplines. This course aims at encouraging students to use expertise to serve the conservation work, and promoting interdisciplinary cooperation.

This course is a basic specialized courses for master students of buildings whose bachelor major isn't in civil engineering, including the required the oretical mechanics, structural mechanics, mechanics of materials and related structural knowledge. The course is composed by static equilibrium theory, internal force, stress and strain of statically determinate structure, compressive bar stability, structure deformation and moment distribution method, etc.

The course is an important compulsory basic course for undergraduates majoring in Electronics, which plays the role of talents training scheme of the whole electronics major. It also plays an important role in cultivating the students’ dialectical thinking ability and the ability to make use of the circuit theories comprehensively to analyze and solve practical problems.

   Building Information Modeling in Architecture. (3-0). Credit 3. Building Information Modeling (BIM); principles, methods and applications in the building lifecycle with a focus on the design process; includes computer-aided design, parametric modeling, databases, web technologies, design performance simulation and visualization. Prerequisites: Graduate classification or instructor approval.

 The content is composed of four parts :Introduction, Benefit or value ,Archisemiotics ,Attention tactics.  On the one hand they  show or analyze the economic forces of the intrinsic concepts, key elements of modern architecture design, The approach to  work on the evaluation of construction project. These can be seen in terms of common practice. On the other hand , except in the discussion of the ordinary model, the lectures also consider the  Archisemiotics achievement and the Attention tactics. 

To master the design method of building energy saving in actual design through studying and practicingthis course.

Architecture design 1 is one of the core courses for architecture undergraduate students. The topic of this course is mountain villa design.

Through the design of a small or medium building, such as mountain villa, the students is about to understand the procedures and learn the fundamental principles and methods of architecture design, to obtain the knowledge of structure, construction and materials, to cultivate the creativity, thinking and presentation skills. All of these are the basis for the design of buildings with even larger scale, more complicated functions.

There are two projects for Architecture Design I for Undergraduate Grade 3:  Xi'an ecological service center design project and Dongying Yellow River estuary wetland park visitor center and small inn design project. Students can choose one from the two projects. The teaching requirements of the course are as follows:

1. To stimulate students' enthusiasm for architectural design, to cultivate students' ability to think in space, to solve the relationship of architectural aesthetics-space-energy saving, and to achieve self-creative ability and consciousness.

2. To learn the basic methods of architectural design, to master architectural cartographic specifications and design specifications, and to master the basic principles of architectural design. The concepts of base analysis, functional division, streamline organization and preliminary structural system are established to solve the spatial structure relationship of each functional module and to express the architectural concepts through architectural vocabulary.

3. To cultivate the ability to accurately draw and make models, to preliminarily grasp the technical drawing methods of the architectural planes, facades and sections, and to understand the fundamentals of building standards related to the curriculum design.

4. The combination of active and passive adaptive energy efficiency strategies

High-tech building energy efficiency programs not only significantly increase the initial construction costs, but also cause greater environmental impact during the maintenance and replacement in a later time. Adaptive energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies can reduce costs, and may achieve better results. Under the guidance of the principle of bioclimatology, we will promote the natural lighting and ventilation through the space organization, improve the thermal insulation performance of the building by means of structural measures, create a pleasant microclimate with the help of the greening and landscape, and adopt the high and new technology in the key parts.

5. Renewable energy utilization technology

We aim to design an efficient equipment system by the use of solar energy, ground source heat pump (GSHP) and other renewable energy sources according to local conditions.

6. Modular construction system that can be disassembled

Light steel, light wood, container and other structural systems can be taken into consideration. The use of construction system that can be disassembled not only makes it easy for the maintenance and replacement of partitions, facades and equipment systems, but also makes it possible for dismantling in the building renovation or after the building is abandoned, and some of the components can be recycled directly after treatment. The flexibility and adaptability of space as well as the furniture arrangement can also be taken into consideration.

It is recommended that each group adopts different construction systems, such as light steel structures, timber structures, container modules, or hybrid structures.

7. Elastic design principles

It is suggested to consider design strategies in response to natural disasters, emergencies (water and electricity being cut off, road thrust etc.), and environmental changes according to the characteristics of the selected bases and the users.

The course aims to help students understand the architectural design process, grasp of the basic principles and methods of architectural design, understand the fundementals of building structure, construction and material, as well as develop creativity, imagination and expression ability.

This is a technical introductory course for the preparation of further professional study. Student will learn how to read and draw architectural work drawings.

       This course is to give a solid grasp of the basics of projection (orthographic projection) theory, to provide student with a strong base of skills in graphic communications as applied to the area of building construction, to encourage the development of spatial imagination, and to provide basics of computer aided drafting.

Rules and methods of the bioclimatic construction and rehabilitation

To improve the design level, save energy, reduce heating and air-conditioning costs through studying and practicing this course.

This course aims to make an introduction of the researches and design in the field of Building Acoustics, including basic theory and measurement of sound, noise control and acoustic design.

Course Description

Architectural Lighting is essential to architect design. This course focuses on items as follows:

  1. Fundamentals, such as lighting parameters and measurement, light propagation and light usage;
  2. Knowledge about architectural daylighting, such as the definition and usage of light climate, daylight strategy.
  3. Knowledge about artificial lighting, such as criterion, lighting strategy, luminaire and applicable conditions.

Case study of daylight and indoor illumination

Students master the design method of building energy saving in actual design through studying and practicingthis course.

This course aims to teach research method and how to carry out a study. The content includes: how to choose research topic, how to have research plan, how to carry out research, how to write and review scientific research papers, how to use different kinds of research tools, and how to present research. This course will mainly be based on lectures, combined with group discussion and student presentation, integrating homework and literature review.

This course is a basic specialized courses for master students of buildings whose bachelor major isn't in civil engineering. This course contain the concept of concrete structures and members. The calculating method of concrete beam, column and slab will be taught. Some basic reinforce structures and some great building projects will be showed in this course. 

This course is a basic specialized courses for master students of buildings whose bachelor major isn't in civil engineering, including the material of masonry, the construction of masonry structure, calculating method of masonry wall, seismic construction. 

This course is a basic specialized courses for master students of buildings whose bachelor major isn't in civil engineering, including thesteel members and joints construction, different kinds of structure systems, concept of steel structure.

This course is a basic specialized courses for master students of buildings whose bachelor major isn't in civil engineering, including theconcept of anti-seismic of buildings, seismic behavior factors, anti-seismic design concept and constructions. 

This course is a basic specialized courses for master students of buildings whose bachelor major isn't in civil engineering, including theconcept of ground and foundation, shallow foundation, pile foundation. 

The course mainly includes:

1. The basic theory of heat convection. 2. Forced heat convection. 3. Natural heat convection. 4. The basic law of radiation and radiation characteristics. 5. Heat radiation calculation.