Advanced Modelling of Energy Transport in Buildings and HVAC Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to describe the mathematical models for the dynamic conditions of buildings and HVAC systems
  • Must be able to explain the analytic and/or numerical solutions of these models
  • Must be able to understand how building models and HVAC system models are combined and interact


  • Must be able to analyse and simulate a thermal system under varying load conditions
  • Must be able to apply both simple and advanced calculation methods for analysis and simulation of temperature conditions and heat flows in buildings and elements in HVAC systems under dynamic load conditions
  • Must be able to apply experimental methods for verification of the calculated systems
  • Must be able to establish proper boundary conditions comprising heat conduction, radiation and convection


  • Must be able to evaluate, optimise and combine models for energy transport in buildings and HVAC systems
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 600 hours for the student.



Name of examAdvanced Modelling of Energy Transport in Buildings and HVAC Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvanceret modellering af energitransport i bygninger og VVS installationer
Module codeB-IE-K3-10
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science