2021 Environmental Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Yuasa Kazuhiro  Kagi Naoki  Nakamura Yoshiki  Asawa Takashi  Okaze Tsubasa  Umishio Wataru 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Tue5-6(M113)  Fri3-4(M113)  
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Course description and aims

This Environmental Engineering course includes lectures on various aspects which form the basis for environmental engineering, including the water, air, thermal, sound, and light environments. Exercises and reports will accompany vital subjects within each aspect for students to gain a deeper understanding.
The aim of this course is for students to understand the physiology and psychology of humans relative to the environment; water, heat, air, light, sound as elements of the environment; urban environment and building environment; and the creation of environments and the role of facilities. These provide a basis for students to apply in building equipment.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have acquired the basics of architectural environmental engineering. The goal of this course is that students will understand the relationship between architectural design and planning and building environment and equipment engineering as they learn specific examples of city, architecture, and equipment.


Built environment, Air environment, Thermal environment, Light environment, Sound environment

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In each class, the instructor will explain the basic as well as developed and applied information for a specialized field. Exercise problems will be assigned to foster certain understanding and application skills of the lecture subject.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of Environmental Engineering Understand the course objectives.
Class 2 Environments around buildings Understand various environments around buildings.
Class 3 Air environment Understand air environment inside and outside buildings.
Class 4 Ventilation Understand ventilation characteristics in room.
Class 5 Indoor air quality Understand indoor air pollution.
Class 6 Thermal conduction Understand thermal characteristics in buildings.
Class 7 Thermal environment Understand the thermal environment around human beings.
Class 8 Thermal environment in urban areas Understand thermal environment in urban.
Class 9 Water environment around human Understand water environment around human beings and in buildings.
Class 10 Water environment around urban Understand water environment in urban.
Class 11 Water engineering Understand water engineering of buildings.
Class 12 Light environment Understand light environment in buildings.
Class 13 System of color Understand system of color in buildings.
Class 14 Noise environment Understand noise environment of buildings.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Kanako Ueno et al., Understanding Architectural Environmental Engineering, ISBN978-4-395-32076-9

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Shuji Fujii et al., Environmental Design & Building Systems, ISBN978-4-87071-135-8
Fumitoshi Kiya et al., Knechiku Kankyo Setsubigaku, ISBN4-395-00540-3

Assessment criteria and methods

Reports, exercise (30%) and final exam.(70%)

Related courses

  • ARC.E202 : Building Services
  • ARC.E301 : Applied Environmental Engineering and Buidling Services

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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