Building Commissioning and Operation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge corresponding to 2nd semester and knowledge gained in Control and Analysis of Building Energy Systems and Fault Detection in Buildings or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge about building Commissioning and Operation
  • Must have knowledge about standards and state of art within building Commissioning
  • Must have knowledge about energy efficient operation of buildings.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply commissioning processes for energy efficient building design and operation
  • Must be able to apply, combine and evaluate advanced methods for analysis of the interplay between energy systems, building use, outdoor climate, HVAC systems and Building Management Systems (BEMS)
  • Must be able to analyse a building with focus on operation and reduced running cost.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of problems and solutions within Commissioning and Operation of building and its services
  • Must be able to optimise the operation of buildings based on measurement and analysis of the performance of the building
  • Must be able to handle complex cases related to Commissioning and Operation of energy efficients buildings
  • 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 examBuilding Commissioning and Operation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBygningens ibrugtagning og drift
Module codeB-IE-K3-9
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science